Wow, can I just say that being pregnant with a toddler is busy. If you have more than one child, you can probably relate. My first pregnancy I was working part-time but when I was at home, it wasn’t too hard to make time to relax or to get things done in preparation for the baby. Different story this time around. Abel naps well and he goes to bed by 7pm most nights. But there are a lot of things that are just a lot more difficult to do with a toddler chasing you, and so that naptime every day is a precious commodity.
Anyways, I’ll be 31 weeks pregnant tomorrow and I’m planning to start filling up my freezer soon. With Abel I had about 30 dinners in the freezer, plus some baking, and it was so nice. I remember the first time I tried to make dinner with Abel. Jared was so great about making dinner from the freezer when he came home from work, but one day I decided I would do it. All I had to do was put the rice cooker on, cook some frozen veggies, and reheat chicken curry. It was chaos because I had this tiny baby who needed me RIGHT NOW. I’m reminding myself of that because I’m pretty sure it’ll be even harder when I have a newborn and a toddler, so I want to be well prepared.
I’m not well prepared at the moment, so I’m coming up with a list of meals that are easy and tasty so I can start my freezer cooking. I did make a list of everything I had in the freezer when Abel was born, but a weakness of mine is organising paperwork, physical copies or online, so yeah. I can’t find the document.
We bought a bassinet this time around and it’s perfect! We got this one from the Baby Factory. We chose it because we liked that it’s a bit smaller than most bassinets (I didn’t realise they’re so big!), but has a bigger weight limit than most, so it should last for a long time. It also folds up so if we want to go away for the weekend we can easily take it with us. Not to mention it looks amazing. That gray and natural wood look is very much my style. Now I just need some cute bassinet sheets that don’t cost $60…
Almost a year since this photo of Jared and Abel?! To echo e v e r y o n e , this year has been the wildest. Time goes so fast. Just always. Two years ago I was pregnant with Abel. It feels like yesterday! Suddenly ten weeks until this baby girl is due sounds like nothing. I know it’s going to fly by.
And yes! It’s a girl! We finally decided on a name last week which makes it even more exciting anticipating her birth. We like to keep the name private until the baby is born so we’re excited to share what it is once she arrives!