Monday, June 20, 2016

The Weekend of the Smoker

Alternatively titled 'still here, still pregnant' and I don't even dare claim this as our last baby free weekend as who knows when this lady is going to show up!

40 weeks and 4 days and still going strong.  I really, really thought she was going to be early, but apparently she runs on her own schedule already ;) Although I am thankful I got to be able to be home to nurse my first baby back to health - I'm happy to report that Brady boy is feeling MUCH better!  He's still on a modified diet, but the throwing up has stopped and he's back to his normal, playful (mischievous) self again.

One of my favorite OPI polishes, don't mind the fact I desperately need a manicure!

We did still manage to have a good weekend, despite all of the (im)patiently waiting we've been doing.  Although I will admit that Friday was a bit of a bummer for me.  My stepbrother got married and I just wish we could have been there to celebrate with my family.  But what can you do?  Other than go get ice cream to make yourself feel better and watch a bunch of Bloodline episodes - we're so close to being done with this second season!

On Saturday, we (Nick) finished wallpapering our bathroom - yay! - and then spent the rest of the day at a friends BBQ which was such a welcome distraction.  They smoked ribs, pork and some other meats and we majorly feasted.  So delicious.  It was hot hot hot out so the only thing missing was a nice cold beer :)  We didn't get home until almost 8pm and then pretty much passed out in bed when it was still light out.  Oh, how wild Saturday nights have changed.

We were up bright and early Sunday morning to get OUR smoker started!  Nick is turning 30 in a couple of weeks so this was his early birthday gift.  We're throwing a big BBQ on his birthday weekend (I may be crazy for doing that with a two week old) and figured we should do a meat test run beforehand.  Here he is getting the pork shoulder going at 10am...


And let's just say thank goodness we did a test run, because the meat didn't get done until 10pm that night, haha!  We ended up having to order a pizza at 9pm because we weren't sure how much longer it was going to take and we were starving.  But of course, then it sped up and went quickly, so we had to give it a taste before bed and it was ahhmazing.  Leftovers for days.  Although hopefully we won't be home to eat them ;)

Ps. if your guy has a smoker, I gave Nick this cookbook, meat claws and apple chips for Fathers Day and they definitely came in handy!  Makes for a nice little gift if you ever need one.

Hope you all had a great weekend and happy Bachelorette Monday!

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27 comments

  1. Bummer about little lady not showing up, but it sounds like you made the best of the weekend!

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  2. The waiting is so so hard! For baby and the smoker! ;-) Labor will be much much easier if she comes on her own time which will hopefully be soon!!!

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  3. Those first babies don't ever like to come on time. Hang in there momma!
    Glad to hear Brady is feeling better! Did you ever find out what happened? Or just a mystery something he got into?

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  4. Christopher definitely wants a smoker! A couple of our friends have one and he loves using theirs. Smoked meat is so delicious! I think you guys will have a blast at the birthday party with a teeny tiny baby. It's a perfect time for everyone who hasn't already met her to meet her! :)

    And I'm so glad to hear that Brady is doing so much better! Hopefully little girl will be here SOON!

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  5. I would be lying if I said I haven't been checking your instagram to see if there were any baby announcement updates. She will be here before you know it!

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  6. Oh my gosh girl - I'm with amanda and was checking to see if little miss had made her arrival yet!! She's just comfy :) xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. I'm with both Biana and Amanda and keep checking to see if she's here! But the (hopefully last) baby free weekend sounds great!

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  8. That smoked pork sounds so good! Worth the wait, right? lol! I bet you are so anxious and ready to have baby girl! Won't be long now! Any word from your doctor about scheduling induction, or just kind of waiting it out at this point?

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  9. Come on baby girl!! I've been waiting for an announcement all weekend, so I can't imagine how mama and daddy are doing! Sounds like you guys made the most of your weekend though!

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  10. I'm so glad Brady Boy is feeling back to his old self! I know that was stressing you out!! I need this baby to come so I can stop stalking your social media and get on with my life already :) I only went two days over and I really thought he was never going to come!! That is so crazy it took so long to smoke that meat...I had no idea! At least you won't have to worry about dinner the next few days - hopefully up until baby girl gets here ;)

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  11. So glad you had a great weekend but I know you are ready for that sweet baby to make her appearance! Hopefully she will be here very soon :)
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  12. Anyday now! What type of smoker did you get your husband?! That is so funny that it wasn't ready until 10pm! I had no idea it takes that long! Thank goodness you did a test run ;)
    -Ami
    www.becomingthebehars.com

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  13. You must be so anxious! I'm anxious for you, constantly checking your Instagram and Snapchat to see if there's any news, lol. I'm glad you guys still had a good weekend, though, and I'm so happy to hear that Brady is on the mend!

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  14. Wow, that meat really took FOREVER to cook (smoke?). Your ice cream looking delicious. Thoughts for you this week as you can go any minute! xoxo

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  15. Such a fun gift for your hubby! My husband would love one :) Thinking and praying for you guys this week as you wait for the little Miss to make her appearance!

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  16. Totally checked your IG this weekend to see if you had her. Then you emailed me and I was like "oh I guess she hasn't had her yet" lol. Hope she comes soon! And YUM to smoked meat - so good!!

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  17. So glad to hear Brady is feeling much better, but booo to still no baby girl appearance. She was probably waiting to enjoy all the yumminess from the smoker and ice cream trip this weekend! Sorry you missed your stepbrother's wedding, I'll be missing my cousin's wedding since it'll be two weeks before my due date up in MA so I can't travel for it. Bummer for you and I, but we have a greater reward waiting to meet us soon <3
    Green Fashionista

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  18. Hang in there lady! She'll be here soon enough! Prayers for a quick delivery! :)

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  19. Thinking of you!! Glad you got to make the most of your waiting weekend and take care of Brady. Sorry to hear he's been so sick. Little lady must have known that her brother needed all the attention on him this weekend. One of our cats got super sick right around the time I had Fletcher. It was stressful to have a new baby and a sick pet so I'm glad that Brady is on the mend. Your Father's Day gift looks like it'll be a delicious addition to your summer menu. We've never owned a smoker before so I'll have to keep that in mind for a future gift for my hubby.

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  20. I'm glad Brady is feeling better! Oh my, why did it take 10 hours?!

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  21. Wow- she sure is wanting to stay put!! Hang in there girl- so excited for you and your little family!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  22. We're getting a smoker when we get a house, my husband loves to grill and smoke. My uncle has one now that we are using like crazy. Can't wait to read SHE'S HERE!!!

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  23. My dad has a smoker and he smokes the most delicious meals ever. I seriously dream about them, they're that good! He made ribs on memorial weekend and the meat was literally falling off the bone. Just so good! Now I want some. Can't believe baby girl still isn't here yet. Time to start googling the labor inducing tricks! Lol

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  24. I've been stalking all weekend to see if baby girl had made an appearance yet! Praying it's not much longer!

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  25. What a great weekend - although, sorry still no baby :( Great grill/smoker gift ideas! Stephen loves smoking things on his charcoal grill - one day we'll have to upgrade to a real smoker!

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  26. Hang in there girl! She'll be here before you know it. Glad to hear Brady is doing better, it's so hard when dogs are sick since they can't tell you whats wrong.

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  27. When is Nick's 30th?! Mines July 8th, Cancer babies unite?? Can't wait to see this little one!!! Hang in there love!

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