What are you up to today?

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nmpiche's picture
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What are you up to today?

Hi All. I am home on disability leave (work mandated not health mandated). I got the house all organized, the bags packed (or as packed as can be with a list to add last minute stuff). I am kind of getting bored so I was wondering what you are up to? How do you spend your days at home?

Today I cleaned out the fridge and made a big batch of pasta sauce so I can freeze some for easy meals later. I also prepped all of my veggies for easy cooking. I have plans to work on DD's baby book (I have to order the photos I want to add in) and start entering stuff in the new book I bought for this baby. I am going to clean the infant car seat and bring the base down so DH can install it. That's about it. What are you up to?

SunDevil28's picture
Joined: 04/30/07
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Oooh, you're home! So are you officially on maternity now? How come your work mandates disability? Interesting.

I have been home since school got out. I taught a few lessons here and there until the end of June. Then I had about a week where everything baby-related was done, and I wasn't working, and DS was still going to preschool because he moved up to the four-year-old class and we wanted to help with a smooth transition before the baby came, and I was soooo bored. Smile We did try and do something fun every day though.

This week I have taught a few lessons for students with upcoming competitions. I am getting my hair done today (yay! I will be blonde when the baby comes!) , and DS is getting a haircut too. I have another lesson to teach tomorrow, and then I will probably just watch TV and take it easy. DH's bosses are coming to town this week, so it would really be best for me to keep the baby baking through Saturday.

I spent yesterday in OB triage for high blood pressure, that is my 3rd trip this pregnancy (first for decreased fetal movement, the last two for BP). I am getting tired of triage and I don't want to go back there. So, I'm going to try to relax and keep my BP down until my c/s!

Honestly, I am not that impatient. I've been taking it easy enough to not be totally uncomfortable *all* the time, and since I have my c/s scheduled for next Friday, I don't really want to get labor started. However, I had already had DS by this point, so I'm the most pregnant I've ever been. So I wouldn't be surprised if I went into labor any day. Literally everything is ready for baby, except his middle name. I guess we should try to nail that down tonight. Smile

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Oooh you make your own sauce?! I've been wanting to try that. Mind sharing your recipe??

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Sure, I will share my sauce recipe. It's evolved and never really the same twice, but we like it.

I start sauteing meat (usually pork sausage squeezed out of the casing, DD likes the sweet italian) then when it browns I add onions (2 yellow chopped) and saute until soft. Then I add garlic (4-6 cloves minced) and a package of sliced mushrooms and cook until they get soft. I add two cans of tomato paste (the little ones) then two 14.5 oz cans of diced tomatoes, then 2 huge cans of tomato puree. I simmer that for 2-3 hours, adding about 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese and 1/4 tsp sugar (to cut the acidity) at some point. At the end I stir in fresh chopped basil. That's it. My mom used to make it all the time. Sometimes she would add pepper with the onion and cut up chicken breast instead of sausage. Whatever you like.

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Andi, I am not really sure why my work has the pregnant people leave at 37 weeks along. I can only assume it's some kind of major liability to them if we go into labor at work. Otherwise you'd think they'd want to get as much work out of us as possible. I am not complaining because it's nice but I am not used to having so much free time to myself. We are keeping DD in preschool so she stays in her routine.

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Waiting.... Smile I feel your boredom. At least you have another kid at home to take care of. All I have at home is my puppy, which it's waaay too hot to walk outside, and my DH who is nesting for me... He has made pasta sauce to freeze and homemade lasagna to freeze, I am not that talented. I did, however, make and freeze blueberry waffles, which I guess I could use some more of...yum that sounds good with peanut butter and applesauce, I'll have to make more to eat right now! Oh and my mom is here and is cleaning everything for me, so I basically just have to wait and I am a very impatient person.

I have tried to sit and read some books from the library, but my legs get restless and I can't get comfy...so I give up. Lately, I have been going to different malls and walked around them with my mom, but we have a ridiculous amount of malls within 15 minutes of us, like 5 or 6. Other than that, it's just sit and watch tv and be uncomfy...cannot wait to deliver this little boy!

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Rachel, I am bored! And I don't really have DD to take care of during the day since we are keeping her in daycare to keep her routine the same so when the baby comes she has some stability. Today I filed a huge pile of paperwork and then shredded old papers. I then vacuumed the attic (where I was shredding - it's a finished room) because I made a mess shredding. I also did the stairs hoping that would get things started. Then I picked DD up early and took her to the spray park because it's hot and I wore my bathing suit too and went in. Silly but it felt good. Now DD is in bed and I am probably going to watch TV since DH is working out tonight. I am running out of things to do and glad that it is almost the weekend.

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Nicole, glad to see you are also keeping your daughter in preschool. DH and I like to joke that DS is like a golden retriever - sweetest, happiest, most loving little guy, but he needs to be "run" twice a day or he starts destroying things with his energy! He is going to have way more fun at school with his normal academics and activities than home with us. And he has now been to the hospital twice each day for two days, for about 10 minutes each time, and pronounced it "boring". So it makes our decision feel like the right one, for us at least. Especially since I knew how rough this c/s recovery was/is going to be!!