So, I am basically just filling up my days with as much as I can get done before this baby comes. We are otherwise ready for all ten fingers and ten toes and and any hair that may come (our first two were bald).
The basinet/pack 'n play is set up next to our bed (my side) complete with boppy and brand new white onesies. I've done most of our christmas shopping for the kids (over the past 3 or 4 months). I've stocked the freezer with easy frozen Trader Joe meals and the kids rooms with diapers and wipes. I even bought a huge bag of cranberries that I picked through, washed and froze--ready for the holidays (all I need now is a turkey and a tree, right?). I have a great recipe for cranberry sauce (more like a relish--it's uncooked)--see below.
Our Halloween decor thus far is pretty pathetic, but I'm working on it...Seth and Lucy made some great Halloween decorations for the refrigerator with the help of their dad.
Unfortunately, we have been struck with hand, mouth, foot disease (a preschool culprit most likely) and have been self-quarantined. Hopefully this week will see the end of the symptoms and we'll be all clear before baby.
Cranberry relish recipe: 3 oranges, 1 cup (or more to taste) fresh cranberries, 4-5 Tablespoons of sugar. Zest one orange, then remove peel and pith of oranges. Place whole oranges, zest, and sugar in food processor and process until chunky. Let sit one hour before eating out on the porch swing by the spoonful.