Meet My Baby! | Harold

Hi everyone! It's been a while since my last blog post. I could have done a 41 week update on Monday August 1st. As it is I'm sort of kicking myself for not taking a picture on Sunday July 31st like I did every other Sunday for months because I FINALLY had my baby at 41 weeks and 5 days (almost 6 days)!! But I didn't do those things because I was distracted at the time by being in labor.

We had a boy and named him Harold.  He was born at the very end of the night on August 1st. We had a very uncomplicated birth and everyone was happy and fine after. I'm going to do a video of my Labor & Delivery Story soon, so keep an eye out for that if that sort of thing interests you.  He weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz. and was 20 in. long. He is perfect and adorable and everyone loves him...obviously. :)

We have been calling him Harold and also Hal as a nickname. Actually, Steve and I have been calling him Baby a lot, because after not knowing if he'd be a girl or boy and not settling on an official name until he was a solid day old we are still getting used to the fact that he's a real person with a name and an identity. But every day it feels more real.

Steve is still at home with us, which has been AMAZING and everyone should be able to have their partner home for a month...actually more would be better, but a month is at least helpful in terms of recovery for the one who gave birth. Today I drove the car for the first time in over a month and I've started doing dishes again. It's very exciting over here. Ha ha!

There is a little Meet My Baby video up on my main channel. I've linked it here and embedded it down below so you can watch it. We're also back to daily vlogging!! So if you want to keep up with us more often then make sure you're subscribed to ManfridaTV so you don't miss anything.

Thanks for reading!
:) Alice & Harold


What I Ate | Ice Cream Sundaes

My mother-in-law said that she ate lots of ice cream from Friendly's the night before my husband was born so on the night before his birthday (also known as week 40 day 4 of my pregnancy) we went out to Friendly's to re-enact, just in case.  It didn't work, but I did get a really yummy dessert!


There was finally a day that was not too hot to use the stove to cook breakfast so I made oatmeal.  This one has apple, cinnamon and dates in it.


I've been so paranoid about produce for weeks now.  I'm afraid to buy too much at once and I'm terrified that I'll go into labor and then come home with a new baby and find some kind of slime-covered science experiment growing in our refrigerator.   So I just chopped up every vegetable we had and ate that for lunch with hummus and some pieces of cheese.  Ha ha!  That was a lot though so I did share the veggies with Steve. :)

Lunch (part deux):

You probably noticed the lack of balance in that lunch I ate.  My belly noticed, too, but alas it can't really accommodate all I want to eat all at once these days.  So I waited a little while and then chowed down on some graham crackers with peanut butter and raisins.

Dinner & Dessert:

We went to Friendly's where I got a grilled cheese sandwich and a cup of tomato basil soup.  When I was a kid I would always get a grilled cheese and dip it in barbecue sauce.  I almost ordered that but then decided to try the slightly fancier version that they seem to have put on the menu.  It hit the spot.  For dessert I got a Reese's Pieces Sundae.  It has peanut butter, hot fudge, and marshmallow in it.  I devoured the whole thing, obviously, but the magic didn't work.  I am still pregnant.

Ultimately, it's OK.  Steve didn't really want to share his birthday with the baby and I didn't really want them to have to share either.  It's nice to have your own birthday, whether you are an adult or a little kid.  If we have more children someday and they have their own birthday to be king or queen on then I would always feel a little bad if this child didn't get his/her own day.  Plus, I would HATE sharing my birthday so I would never wish that on Steve! Ha ha!

If you've had a baby did you do anything to try to help labor along?  Give me your tips!!!

Thanks for reading!
:) Alice

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