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Quick Pregnancy Update and a St. Patrick’s Day Menu

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I won’t even bother calling this a "Word-Less" Wednesday. I’m just pregnant babbling at this point and probably will be until this baby comes and I get on some kind of schedule. Which we all know won’t happen for months! Especially with the conference looming over my head.

Aaaack… I can’t think about it.

Instead I’ll focus on the fun of St. Patrick’s Day!

I’m going all out tomorrow. We invited friends over for dinner and I’m making…

Braised Cabbage
Braised Cabbage (but with green cabbage)

Mashed Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes (which I may attempt to turn green with my “secret” ingredient. ;)

And my first ever Corned Beef Brisket. I’ve never made one before so it should be a adventure!

Oh and of course I’ll be baking up another batch of….

Simple Green Cupcakes
Simple Green Cupcakes! This time I’m going for double the spinach!

Besides my holiday cooking plans I’ve been nesting like CRAZY! This week alone I’ve gotten the carpets cleaned, organized the junk drawers, cleaned out the fridge and changed all the air filters in the house. I also went grocery shopping today and bought more fruit then I know what to do with–papaya, star fruit, pears, grapefruits, strawberries, bananas, apples, kiwi, even a small watermelon! Seriously, I went nuts!

The way I see it.. if I’m gonna snack I might as well snack on the good stuff! ;)

Plus I’m sure the baby will appreciate it. Speaking of, I had my OB appointment this morning. All is looking well! I’m not sure if this is considered TMI but I’m 1cm dilated and 50% effaced. Doc said I’m right on schedule if not slightly ahead of the curve. According to the ultrasound estimates, the baby also gained just over a pound in 3 weeks. I only gained 2 since my last appointment. That made me feel LOADS better after my 9 lb gain over the last 2 weeks. Total I’m up 50lbs.

However, I’m NOT focusing on the number. It will be all worth it when I’m holding my new baby boy.

Ok, I’m out.. need sleep.

Oh! And don’t forget to wear green tomorrow! I actually found a green maternity shirt to record one last GreenLiteBites video–Spinach Ham Omelet Roll-Up–before baby comes. :)

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    March 17, 2011

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


    March 17, 2011

    One of the things I want to work on is enjoying cooking more! I love how creative you are in the kitchen!


    March 17, 2011

    Enjoy the holiday! I’m actually using your cabbage, potato and sausage crockpot idea for tonight’s dinner – all the corned beef looked a little dodgy at my supermarket :-)


    March 17, 2011

    Guess the friends coming over for dinner will be coming to see you in the hospital ;) Congrats!


    March 17, 2011

    Happy St. Patty’s Day! I’ll be making your recipe for cabbage dinner tonight too! Hmmm… does the comment above mean you had your baby today? Maybe I’m reading that wrong.


    March 17, 2011

    Well, it sounds like Evan has other plans for the day! Good luck! We love ya!!


    March 17, 2011

    you are looking good.
    I love the roll up ham . I definite would add cheese.
    thanks and hang in there.


    March 17, 2011

    Now aren’t you glad you nested so much! Guess Evan had the final say on how you’d spend St. Patrick’s Day :)


    March 17, 2011

    Just saw your tweet! Happy St. Patrick’s day, what a beautiful way to celebrate. Thinking of you and wishing you the best!


    March 17, 2011

    I’m not on twitter but it seems perhaps you had Evan today! What a great day for a birthday. I sincerely hope everyone is healthy and all went smoothly! God Bless Your Family!


    March 17, 2011

    Your menu sounds perfect! I’m not making a special meal this time, hubby is not feeling well and the son well he wouldn’t eat it so I had chili instead!

    Oh did I miss something, did you have the baby today? Hope everyone is well and wishing you and the family all the best Roni.

    Sheri J

    March 18, 2011



    March 18, 2011

    So happy for you :) can’t wait to see a picture!

    Laura of Lauralovinglife

    March 18, 2011

    So happy for you, Roni! The meal looked like it was going to be great, but having your baby is even better! I don’t know yet if he was born last night or early this morning though… wonder if he is a St Patty’s Day Baby.


    March 18, 2011

    Congrats on the baby! I am so happy for you ;-)

    Everyone can click on her twitter icon on the top right of the page, the light blue “t”, to see how much Evan weighed. She tweeted it .. of course!

    Just found your blog and I love it:)
    Top O the Mornin to ya! So happy for you and baby! :)

    I also really like the sound of your menu!

    All the best,


    March 18, 2011

    Congratulations Roni! I saw your tweet about the baby’s arrival. All the best to you and your family.


    March 18, 2011

    Congratulations Roni and family. Beautiful baby boy. So happy for you all!


    March 18, 2011

    ACK! Congratulations! He is just adorable. I can’t believe it, did he come way early?!! I am so happy for you and your family :) A St. Patrick’s Day Baby!


    March 18, 2011

    Congratulations on the new arrival! He’s so very precious! :)


    March 19, 2011

    Like it was said before…Evan had other plans and couldent wait to be a part of your great family . Ryan must be amazed with all this.
    Love you and your family Roni.

    Sheri J

    March 19, 2011

    He is SO teeny! and precious! That car seat just SWALLOWS him! All the best as you get settled in at home…


    March 21, 2011

    CONGRATULATIONS!! and i just want to add, what an awesome birthday, not only because it’s st. pat’s day but because it’s MY birthday too!! it was the big 4-0 this year for me. me and your little guy are exactly 40 years apart. :)