I’m a week away from my ‘guess date’ (or 3 weeks away from my ‘oh shit this baby has got to come out now, date’); my ‘go bag’ is packed, the first load of cloth diapers showed up, our freezer has a few meals in it, the nursery is just about put together, and we have a changing table and bassinet in the bedroom. Little Dude’s arrival has been completely prepped for, so now it feels like an endless waiting game. The only thing I wish I could do more is fill the freezer with prepped meals, but our freezer is rather small, so it didn’t take much to fill it out. I was able to fit in one pan of Ziti, a pan of enchiladas, pizza crusts, and 5 mini veggie loaves. I also stocked our pantry with tons of gluten free pasta, tomatoes and sauce, crackers, cereal, and other non perishables. I have the hubby home with me for the first 4 weeks, so on of us should be awake enough to fix something without burning the house down, right?
I haven’t been too crafty in the kitchen; until last week I was still working full time at the salon, and the exhaustion of being on my feet for stretches longer than 4 hours was leaving me in zombie mode when I got home. I did however, make homemade baby powder- and baby wipes too, but they got moldy because I made them too early so I’m not going to suggest you make them as I did. However, the he baby powder smells absolutely heavenly and was dirt cheap to make, compared to the organic versions you can grab at Whole Foods or the co-op, and would make a lovely shower gift!
Organic Lavender Calendula Baby Powder
1 cup organic arrowroot powder
1 cup organic cornstarch
1/2 c organic steel cut oatmeal
1 tbs organic lavender buds- check the bulk tea area
1 tbs organic calendula flowers- check the bulk tea area
Place the oatmeal, buds, and blossoms in a coffee grinder and process until a fine powder is formed. Run the powder through a fine mesh sieve to remove any large particles. Gently stir in the cornstarch and arrowroot powders, and then transfer to a jar for storage- I found a large mason jar to work best. Shake well before use. I portioned some of the powder into clean spice jars with shaker lids; I made one for the diaper bag, the changing table, the car- you never know when you’re going to need it!
To keep up with me food-wise over the next few months, follow me on instagram @jendoesyourhair . I’ll try to keep blogging, but I know it’s going to become incredibly infrequent after Little Dude arrives.
ps. we finally got a new camera!
No more hopefully less iPhone photos for me!