Drake, I hope it all works out well for you next week! And yay for GBS-!
Mara & Joel, 2009
Glad to hear that you are GBS-. It sounds like things are going great!
Anne, mommy to five:
Lillian, born 12-24-10
Will, born 10-19-07
New little one, due 9-19-2012
Lucas Robert, born to Jesus @ 18 weeks on 12-26-08 (due 5-28-09)
Ectopic Angel 10-24-06
Yeah I am actually really excited for the conference since it is my first one in children's illustration. I have a review of my manuscript by a professional and a portfolio review, so I think it will be good to get feedback. I am just not looking forward to the three hour drive.
Got all my birth supplies today except drop cloths, feeling better now. I feel good for birth food, but not sure what to have on hand for attendants. I will make sure I have coffee and I bought some muffin mixes. Not sure what else though. It needs to be stuff that anyone can put together and not highly perishable since last time I did not have early labor, just active and DH will be with me. If she comes before my mom is here there will be no one to run to the store or make anything. Any suggestions?
I have stocked up on granola bars lately. Checking for sales and whatnot. They might not be homemade but they are tasty, healthy and easy for anyone to grab. (Also great for postpartum when nursing and only have one arm available for most of the day). Nut mix or dried berry mix in bulk is also convenient, healthy and energizing that stores well.
Another thing is breakfast cereal. Something hearty like miniwheats or Vector or what the heck, Lucky Charms are made with whole grain now!
Glad to hear it's all coming together! I love following along another homebirth mama's lodge.
Congrats on the GBS-. That is great news!
Granola bars sound like a good attendant snack. You could also get some frozen bagels (like Lenders, they thaw easily) and a block of cream cheese. As long as you keep it sealed it won't go bad. I love those frozen toaster pastries, too. I know they're not healthy but MMMM if I were your attendant, that's what I'd reach for first.
Brownies and a lot of cakes are freezable and will defrost pretty quickly!
One thing my mom used to do was make certain things (like macaroni and cheese or some sort of freezable casserole) and put it in muffin tins and freeze it, then she would put the frozen portions in a freezer bag for us to eat after school or whenever - they defrost really quick and you can pop them in the microwave or toaster. I'm too tired to remember exactly what else it was, but I will try to remember some tonight.
Just an update
Woke up this morning at 5:30 nauseous and had some loose stools. Then I started contracting. Well they were getting stronger so I too two tylenol and got in the bath. That made them less intense, but they did not go away. Then I was tired so after Finn got Hawkes to school I took a nap. Woke up and they still had not stopped. They are not in a pattern and not painful, but still there. They feel more like pressure lower in my abdomen and my butt than anything else. Decided not to go to class just in case and trying to get all the last minute stuff done around the house. These just feel different then what I have been having, so we will see.