Ah... another day at home with my wife awaiting the arrival of our little one. This is so exciting! I wish all births were the same though. This one is going completely different than our first. Our son Rowan was a textbook example. No pains or contractions before my wife's water broke. I remember the day well...
It was Saturday, about 2 days before she was due. It was a nice sunny July day so we decided to go to Cooperstown Lake for a swim and have a picnic with some Brooks Chicken and sides. My wife quite enjoyed swimming at this point because it made her feel weightless. We had a great day under the sun, did a lot of walking and returned home just before dark. I went into the office to check on any orders that came in while we were out and she came trotting down the hallway exclaiming, "My water just broke!" I was like, "no way!" And she was like, "I think we need to call the Doctor." Her contractions started before we got in the car to drive to the hospital (about 20 min away). We got there and they got her a gown, hooked her up to the machines and the rest is history! Rowan was born sometime in the afternoon and we were delighted.
This baby on the other hand is quite liking it in momma's tummy. He still is VERY active even though he's cramped for space. Contractions are sporadic throughout the day. The strongest ones start about 2 AM and last for 40 min or so and she goes back to bed. I guess the day will come eventually.
Our day has been rather uneventful so far. She rode with me to our main office (about 20 min away) so I could help out with some paperwork for the morning. We had a nice visit and lunch with our secretary who is like a mother to us. Then we came home so she could do some more resting up. I am making a breakfast quiche for dinner with a nice fruit salad on the side.
I found this recipe online and we have never tried it before. It looks so good! You can beat some nice breakfast comfort food to finish off a day!
Hash Brown Quiche
3 Cups shredded frozen hashbrowns, thawed and drained
1/2 stick butter, melted
3 large eggs, beaten
1 cup half/half
3/4 cup diced cooked ham (or bacon)
1/2 cup diced green onion (regular onion works)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
2. Gently press the drained hash browns between paper towels to dry as best as possible. In a 9 in pie plate, toss the hash browns with the melted butter into the plate. Press them into the bottom and up the sides to create a crust. Bake for 20 - 25 min until golden brown and starting to crisp.
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. When the hash brown crust is ready pour the egg mixture over it and return the pie pan to the oven.
4. Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for about 30 min until the quiche is golden brown on top and puffed. Let set for at least 15 min before serving.
I normally mix whatever I can find in the cupboard or fridge together for our fruit salad. We normally have a few containers of strawberries in the fridge (a favorite of Rowan's). I slice those and add some pineapple, peaches, bananas and the juice from the canned fruit. We always buy our canned fruit in fruit juice. Never in syrup (my wife's rule). I was raised eating fruit cocktail from a can in heavy syrup as a kid.
Dinner is served!