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Meal plan for February 1st – 7th…oh and I had a baby!

So, big news in our house.

My work project wrapped up at noon on Wednesday, and by 8:25 am on Thursday morning I was holding Bennett in my arms in the birthing tub.  It was an insane little turn around!

This was the photo I posted on Wednesday on Facebook saying I was done with my work project and ready to have a baby:


There was a mini debate on if I had “really” dropped and was ready to have said baby.  My midwife said I had dropped three weeks before my due date, and it was only by a miracle that baby was still in there.  Bennett is apparently competitive and wanted to prove my point that I had actually dropped, and arrived less than 24 hours after that post.

I’m going to work on the actual birth story soon, but until then, just know that all went extremely well.  We’re crazy blessed and are all very much in love with this little dude.  Especially the proudest big brother in the history of sibling-hood.


Apparently we are not original parents and only know how to make one kind of kid. Jack at two days old in the photo on the left (red hat).


In the space-time continuum, Jack is essentially holding himself in this photo.


Meal plan time.  Going as simple as possible this week.  We have some meals in the freezer, but with Troy home for a month, it’s very easy to just throw a few things together and call it a meal.

Monday:: Homemade pizza and salad

Tuesday:: Chicken kebabs on the grill, rice, and potstickers (I can eat gluten again!!!)

Wednesday:: Tomato soup (canned from the garden), grilled flat bread (a Troy original – and hurray for gluten), and peas with browned butter.

Thursday:: Breakfast for dinner.  Bacon from the freezer, scrambled eggs, and french toast (gluten!!!!!).

Friday:: Normal popcorn dinner.

Saturday:: Takeout teriyaki at home.  Delish!

Sunday:: Family dinner with my extended family.

Groceries this week are really light since I planned meals around what we pretty much already had on hand.  Troy and Jack are at swim lessons right now and hitting up Costco.  B dubs and I are home watching season 10 of Top Chef on Hulu!

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23 comments on “Meal plan for February 1st – 7th…oh and I had a baby!”

  1. Sooooooooo happy for you 🙂

    Been thinking of you and trying to lurk on FB to check in on you.

    Enjoy every minute of this time with your family.

  2. Congratulations!?

  3. I see no iron-rich greens on the menu. 😉 Congratulations to you and your family on this wonderful addition.

    • :praise Jesus:

      I’m still eating beets daily and taking all my supplements, but I can chill out on the Brussels sprouts. I’m making smoothies daily with about 2-3 cups of spinach in them to keep it up with the greens.

  4. Congratulations!

  5. So happy for you and your family! Congratulations 🙂

  6. Super Congrats! Glad you have your #2 safe and sound.

  7. Congrats!!!!

  8. Mazel Tov! Enjoy that little bundle of cuteness. Trish in NJ

  9. Welcome Bennett!

  10. Congratulations! Jack is such a handsome kid–why not make another one just like him?! Glad everything went well!

  11. Yay, congrats! I was thinking about you the last couple days, and hoping all was well. He’s a cutie!

  12. So happy for your family, congratulations!

  13. Congratulations! And that dress is super adorable 🙂

  14. Congratulations, so glad for you … and wow, that’s what I call time management skills.

  15. And the lve multiplies! Congrats and welcome to the world! You have a whole bunch of people who love reading your mama’s words and who are looking forward to hearing all about you. Does that sound stalkerish? It’s not! It’s just that you’re already like family to us!

  16. Congratulations!

  17. Congrats! That baby has perfect timing 🙂

  18. Congratulations! Glad everyone is healthy and happy!

  19. Congrats. So happy it all worked out well.
    Adorable baby btw.
    And Jack looks like he’s going to be a helpful big brother.