Showered with Gifts

6:45 AM: 3-Mile Run – COMPLETED

I had my Breastfeeding Class last night at the hospital. I really don’t understand why they would hold a class from 7-9:30 — don’t they know that pregnant women are tired?!? Perhaps it’s just me?!? I’m usually in bed by between 8-9:30. I mean, it might just be me though. Pre-pregnancy, I was in bed super early. But, to put things into perspective, I wake up really early (anywhere between 4-6 AM) to workout, so I’m in bed early. In general, I am a morning person. The entire day/afternoon yesterday, I kept hemming and hawing over whether I should just stay in the area I work in (since the hospital is down the street) or going home to get dinner and then coming back this way. It just didn’t make sense to me to (1) waste gas; (2) be driving back and forth. Finally, after going back and forth with my husband, he came up with this wonderful idea. He offered to take me to class and pick me up. What a guy. I felt 100x better now that I knew he’d take me and there were no arguments whatsoever. The thought of driving home late at night was not sitting with me well.

Anyway, I am glad that I went to class. The instructor was super nice and it was very informative. She did mention (post pregnancy) that if you had a party to go to and you have one glass of wine, they don’t teach you to “pump & dump” anymore. Instead, pump before you go out. Chances are, after 4 hours, the alcohol is out of your system. However, if you have more than one glass, then you might need to pump extra so you can buy yourself some time. Some interesting stuff here. I highly recommend this class to any new mother. Oh, and the sell their electric pumps for $190.00. I think that’s a great deal especially since (1) it’s from the hospital brand new; (2) in stores, they’re about $300+. So I am thinking of purchasing mine with them after delivery.

On another fun note, I wanted to share some gifts (in random posts) that I received at my baby shower. When I was registering for my baby shower months ago, I thought I had everything I wanted until I received a comment from two good friend, Deedra and Allie, about a food processor for the baby. They both highly recommended it. When I searched for one, I asked Allie where she bought her. She got hers from Williams Sonoma. I tried to see if they had a baby registry there, but no dice. I remember looking at the product while at work and my boss was passing by. She was asking what that was and when I told her, she told me to put it on my registry. After explaining that they don’t have a baby registry, she told me to email it to her and that would be my baby shower gift. How awesome is she?!?

I’ll be honest, I totally forgot about this gift and that she was getting it for me. I was even a little confused when I saw the gift in a huge Williams Sonoma bag. It clicked as I reached into the bag…

Baby’s own little food processor. As I opened the gift, I heard little whispers of “what a great idea that is” and “Oh, Rachel is really into eating healthy. What a great idea!”

I wasn’t expecting her to buy me anything more than just the food processor, so when I saw that she also picked out a storage container, I was happy.

And that’s not it…

The cookbook to go with the food processor. How very, very thoughtful. I’m planning on buying the little lunch box to go with it since my dad will be watching Baby S. I know what’s going to happen though… Baby will be eating Filipino food. You’ll see…

If you happen to have any good baby food recipes, please share.

I got a lot of great gifts. This gift made the top 5. It goes right next to my glider and Sanchez Jets Jersey.


3 thoughts on “Showered with Gifts

  1. I’m really glad Pedro took you and picked you up from your class. That worked out really well! I am also really happy that it was informative. I had heard the ones here were worth attending and I was sad that I was unable to go to mine. I do agree that they shouldn’t have classes so late for pregnant women–I too was very tired by the time I reached the latter stages of pregnancy. But, I think if you get up early, you tend to want to be in bed early. That only makes sense.

    I am so happy you got your baby food cooker! I use mine all the time. It’s so easy–just put the food in, steam it and then grind it up, all in the same container. So much easier than cooking it separately and dragging out the food processor. It is easy to clean and you can steam just the right amount to have some for feeding right away and to freeze for later. We have the same storage containers and they come in really handy. I also have some of their jars to send to Cayden’s school so he can eat his food there. I’m so glad your boss got that for you!!!

    Oh, we have the same cookbook too. Right now, I have been doing straight sweet potatoes, pears, apples, green beans, peas, carrots, and oatmeal. I just recently started mixing oatmeal with his fruit and mixing things like pears and apples or sweet potatoes with a little banana (well, until we found out Cayden is allergic to bananas). I will soon try some of the recipes in the book…I do have an apple oatmeal recipe for baby that I will give to you. It is actually quite good–I tried some too! 🙂

    Have a wonderful day!

  2. No more pumping and dumping?! Really? My friends do that a lot…and I just totally made them sound like they have a drinking problem 😉 They don’t!

    I’m an early bird too and I’m in bed most nights by 9:30.

  3. No, they tell you it isn’t necessary to pump and dump. I don’t drink so it isn’t an issue but my doctor and the lactation nurses and consultants all said the same thing–no need to do that. That’s good because let me tell you, you don’t want to have to pour out breastmilk. 🙂

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