Saturday, October 18, 2008

Applesauce and Confirmation

Today has been a very exciting day for the Long family!! We were both able to get in a good early morning workout (my husband the stud ran 12 miles -- Peanut and I didn't do that much of course!) We then headed up to see the beautiful Lora Fledderjohnn get married to her beau, Keith Dodson! It was a beautiful fall wedding!! The weather was incredible for pictures too!! Hope they got some great outside shots!! I was able to catch up with some dear friends of mine that I haven't seen since our wedding!! That was a total blessing!!! When we got home from the wedding, Nate took a 2 hour nap (do you blame the poor guy?) and I made my first fall batch of homemade applesauce!!! (Thanks to Erin's amazing recipe!) I thought I would do a little photo journaling during the process!!

The preparation is the most time consuming!! Here I have already peeled,cored, and sliced 1/2 peck of JonaMac apples with another 1/2 peck anxiously awaiting their "clipping and snipping." I use one of the best gifts in the world, William's Sonoma Apple Peeler!! This thing rocks!! Can't make homemade applesauce without it!!!

Here you can see that 1 peck of apples cut up filled my largest stock pot to the top!!

Here is the finished product!!! Where did all those apples go?? It just doesn't seem fair to start with a huge stock pot and the final product dwindles down to 1/2 stock pot!!

The applesauce was mighty tasty!!! Nate already has one tupperware container gone!!! I have to freeze some of it or it gets eaten within the first 2-3 days of production!! Next weekend I will have to purchase another peck and make more!!! 1 peck/weekend is all this prego-mama can handle!!!

After the applesauce was made, we relaxed and watched a movie until the big event of the night..... are you dying to know what that was??????

We headed downtown for another secret viewing!! We were able to see our little PRINCESS on camera and FINALLY she decided to flip around, spread her legs, and show us the goods!!!! It is a girl -- no doubt about it!!! What a sigh of relief!!! I was thinking I was going to have to take back a whole closet full of girl clothes for next summer!!!

She is also measuring big again -- she weighed 4lbs 2 oz or 1883 grams!!! Yes, she is a porker!! :) Well-nourished I like to say!!! So that is where all of my food is going!!! Guess it is better to go to her than to my BUTT!!! HUH?

She is also measuring about 2 weeks ahead still. If you average all the measurements, it had me at 32 weeks 3 days.... when my "technical count" is 30 weeks on Tuesday!!! Fine by me -- lets get this baby out two weeks early and have an extended holiday break at home with daddy!!!!

All in all, we had a WONDERFUL Saturday, with wonderful news that our little girl is healthy and growing strong!!!

Now, this mama can stop worrying about the sex and start reading her childbirth books!!! Goodness knows she needs to figure this out if she is going to be delivering a HUGE baby!!!! YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Allyson and PRINCESS Peanut!!!


DEBSIK said...

My dear daughter,
I hope now you can relax and enjoy the last 10 weeks of this pregnancy- Study up on the actual childbirth process---remember your sister weighed in at 9 pounds 1 oz and you weighed in at 8 pounds 9 oz. Nice healthy size babies!!!
Love Queenie

Erin A. said...

Finally! I'm so glad you got the confirmation you were hoping for. So when do we get to start calling the little princess by her name?

Whitney and Jake said...

Big babies must be the thing -- my boys were 8lbs and 8lbs 15oz, respectively. Two of my nephews were both over 9lbs!!! The amazing thing is that my sis-in-law didn't even tear! I guess what I am saying is that even if she is big, you will surely survive. :-)

Amy said...

Hooray! I'm so excited for you. it's so fun to catch up with you online-I am thankful for the internet! Drop me a line when you get a chance. Love you friend!