Friday, March 22, 2013

Prepping for #4

Sharing with Jen and company how I prepped for Baby #4...


OK, and now we'll move on with the other practical ways...  

I worked double-time over the past few weeks by doubling some recipes and stocking the the freezer.  I assembled and froze some crockpot meals as well.  I have always done this before a new baby arrives and that was motivation in itself to have freezer meals on hand!

In addition to stocking the freezer, I stocked the linen closets in anticipation of post-partum-hood.  I don't like HAVING to run to the store all crazy with a newborn if I don't have to because we are out of anything.  So I did the same thing that I did when Ellen was born and have a small stock pile (I use that term very loosely) of shampoo, toothpaste, qtips, toilet paper, soap, diapers, wipes, rubbing alcohol, etc.  If Y2K hits, we are prepared.    

Ellen is well-adjusted to her big girl room and bed.  The transition couldn't have been any easier.  She's been VERY excited about her big girl bed.  I wish I could add that she's potty-trained, too, but let's not be too crazy!

My hospital bag was mostly packed and ready to go.  I also made a list of last-minute things to grab, which came in handy at 3 AM.  And of course there was an overnight bag ready for the kids in case we needed to grab that one, too.      

The kids' Easter baskets are d-o-n-e.  I didn't want to have to send Ryan to the store on Holy Saturday on a chocolate-bunny-goose chase, so I was the first to buy bunnies when they were on display after Valentine's Day.  Our jelly beans and other goodies are also in hiding, as well as a few other treats.

(Hope my post-partum brain forgets where I hid these until Easter...)

I'm sporting a "mom-haircut" accident.  There was some miscommunication between the hairdresser and me...but in the end it doesn't take me long to manage my hair because there's a lot less of it!  So that's least that's what I'm telling myself!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Tricia, you are seriously amazing! If I do half as well as you do with all this stuff when the time comes, I'll be doing very well. ;)

  2. Can I just hire you to come in Sept? Thanks!

    1. For a small fee. Or you can have Jude...he's really good at burping a baby!!

  3. are amazing! I love the staying at home time with a new baby time too...And just have to add...the hair cut looks great!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Ha! I love the first picture the best, so appropriate.
    Also, you are way way way more on top of it that I'll ever be- Easter baskets done?! You are the bomb mom!!