Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Countdown to baby

It's starting to sink in that I'm due to have this baby in 6 1/2 weeks!~

I'm feeling the need to start preparing (I know you're thinking I should have thought of this sooner, right?) We already have most of the necessity things like a bed, car seat, Ergo, blankets, clothes and such so my list of 'needs' are more centered around what items we'll need as a family. Things we use everyday that I can stock up on so we won't be running to the store. 

This is what my list looks like (in addition to diapers & wipes): 

  • Paper towels
  • toilet paper
  • paper plates
  • plastic utensils
  • garbage bags
  • shampoo/conditioner
  • toothpaste
  • laundry detergent & dryer sheets
  • dish soap

And also some pantry items that will make life a bit easier like: 
  • bottled water (our well water isn't that yummy)
  • powdered Gatorade (for the hubs)
  • extra jars of peanut butter & jelly
  • Coffee k-cups
  • granola bars
  • fruit snacks
I decided when making out my menu plan this week that I'm going to try and streamline our breakfast & lunch options as well. I narrowed it down so the kids will have just a couple of options. 

Breakfast: Pick one~
Instant oatmeal (2 pkt limit each) 
a ziploc with 1 cup dry cereal & a granola bar

Lunch:  ~Mom picks which and adds a fruit & veggie, will be same for all kids each day~

Hot dog
Cup o noodle
Beef & Cheese burrito

I know those are not at all the healthiest choices, but I'm going for easy and cheap.

I'll also be doubling as many dinner recipes as possible to put the extra one in the freezer. Making ahead muffins, burritos (breakfast & lunch varieties) AND try to get caught up on the laundry...ha! That won't happen, but I can dream! 

Not your typical get ready for baby type stuff now is it? :) 

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