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Monday, July 07, 2008

Menu Plan Monday: July 7

Today is our final day before baby day, so it is a short, short cooking week for us.

I had a little minor scare last night which made me worry that we'd have either labor or an unscheduled c-section sometime between last night and this morning, but it seems to be alright. My midwife told me it was within the range of normal, and what to be concerned about, and reassured me that if those signs showed up, I'd have plenty of time to get to the hospital and take care of things. I did recognize it as a relatively normal possibility, but because of the risks with me going into labor, and the unknown factor of how high those risks are, it was still something that made me worry.

I still finished packing our bag last night, and made sure all my will/health directive/durable power of attorney stuff was ready to go. That was good, because it made me realize that there is a part of both our wills that needs to be revised. It won't affect anything at this point, even if something goes terribly wrong for me, but I made sure Rich knew it, so that we could deal with it as soon as we could after we have our daughter. I also called our priest and Rich's parents to have them both pray and be on alert that we may need them to come as soon as they could today to relieve Arthur and Michelle, who are supposed to be leaving us around noon, but would obviously stay until replacement child care could get here if necessary. If you are inclined to pray, please do so also.

Basically, I have crossed off pretty much everything from my list of things that I wanted to get done before the baby arrives. The little baby dress in two pieces is likely going to stay that way for some time.

So, I'm going to take it easy and lay as low as possible. I'm also going to make sure that an adult is with me when I drive to the few errands I will attempt today, so long as I still feel up to them, in case I need someone to help me out. Aside from the shakes from being so nervous I had last night, I am well, baby is moving all around, and things should be fine. I did get to rest a bit more last night, and I feel much more optimistic than I did at 11:00 last night.

I will provide any recipes on request, as usual, though there pretty much aren't any, and it will take me quite a while to do so.

What is on your menu this week?

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You have a busy week ahead...I'm impressed by your Monday menu! Don't work too hard!

Good luck with the baby!
Conrats early! I can't believe you are menu-planning...I'm impressed!
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