Sunday, May 3, 2009

nesting like nobody's business

and the nursery is FINALLY done! well, except for one piece of artwork, but that can certainly wait. i love her room:









this is what i did for my birthday: hung the shelf over her dresser, painted and assembled the shelves in her closet, set up the pack & play downstairs, and cooked like a madwoman. i also did laundry and some light cleaning, the usual weekend chores. my coworkers also took me out to lunch on friday and brian took me to lunch on saturday. we are both pretty beat lately, him from work and me from being pregnant, that neither one of us had the energy to make a big to-do for my birthday. i didn't really mind because of all those things that were nagging at me to get done before the kiddo arrives, and i'm generally happiest working on a project or six. thank heavens for this manic nesting energy or nothing would be done.

my freezer is also (i hope) fully stocked for the next few weeks. brian does not cook at all and while he can happily eat fast food and take-out for every meal, i would prefer something healthier and home-cooked. now in my freezer there are currently three turkey dinners (turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and vegetables), six turkey pot pies, three bacon & leek quiches, two lasagnas (including a vegetarian one in case kiddo is here when my sister comes over), and one dish of stuffed shells. this is in addition to our usual assortment of chicken, ham, steak, fish, and frozen vegetables that i can pull out and thaw at a moment's notice. my mother told me that when i was born, she and my father ate from their freezer for six weeks. dad only had to go to the store for milk and lettuce. six weeks is a lot to live up to, i don't know if we will make it that far, but i'm trying. so now all brian has to do is take something out of the freezer in the morning, leave it to defrost, and stick it in the oven. i even wrote instructions on the labels.

i'm sure i could find more to do, but i think i'm going to go put my feet up with a good book or watch a movie. besides, brian is bringing me home a baskin robbins milkshake and i don't want to miss that.

cross-posted at baby stenz

13 comments:

Jessika said...

Bob just looked at the photos and all the hard work you did, and said "can we just put our future child in a box?"

He's kidding.

At least, I hope he's kidding.

Ok, yes, he is kidding.

eireann said...

HAH when he was a baby, brian's "car seat" in his grandfather's car was a cardboard box.

my stepmother's youngest was in a dresser drawer for a couple months.

Jessika said...

And may I add, I miss you? I've lost an email buddy. :( I'm going to get the noelle dass print for you this saturday. The big one, so I hope you have a frame. If you have a smaller frame that you had in mind, let me know and I can get the smaller....

The baby in the dresser drawer cracks me up.

Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said...

The nursery is BEAUTIFUL! She's a very lucky little girl =)

We plan on living out of our freezer too. I'm with you; my husband could pick up fast food, but I just prefer having something that I feel is wholesome, healthy, and home-cooked =)

miss kerry said...

HA! I made two lasagnas on Thursday, including one big (9x13) one to bring when I come visit! I love those little clothes hanging in the closet.

eireann said...

ker - i was thinking, if you bring your lasagnas, we can eat my veg one when alice comes the week after you.

Kelly said...

The room is darling!! Great Job, Erin!!

JNJIMallonFamilyBlog said...

You are amazing! I am so excited for you!!! :)

Elizabeth said...

Wow!! Job well done. I wish I were that productive :) The room looks darling :)

Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

oh I LOVE it! So pretty. :) I bet you are so excited, I'm excited for you!

ps - the name Hannah is truly beautiful!

casadekaloi said...

Making food beforehand is so smart!! I wish we had thought of that while Jasp was in the NICU. I'm lucky in that Sean loves to cook, and doesn't mind coming him and cooking, or he'll watch Jasper and I'll make something.

jen said...

super cute room!

Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

Just checking on you... baby, baby?? Can't wait!!