Monday, February 25, 2013


If you are a regular reader you might have noticed that I haven’t been posting as often over the past few months.    I’ve been holding off mentioning anything  but my husband tells me that I should tell you what has been going on.  So here goes.

First the good news:   
We are expecting Baby Lorimer #4 in early May.   The doctor says that the baby is healthy and is developing correctly.  We are very excited to welcome this new little one into our family.   

My kids have even started a list of names for the new baby, none of which are actually in the running, because honestly if we named the baby Zelda, Twilight Sparkle, or Captain Hook our naming privileges should be revoked.

The bad news:  This has been a difficult pregnancy (are there any easy ones?).  It has been much harder physically than my other three. 
In case you want to know the detail read on (if you would rather not know skip bulleted list)

  •  I have had a couple of rounds of kidney stones.  I had always heard people say that having kidney stones is like having a baby.  They were wrong it is worse.  When you are in labor you have a hard contraction and then you get a second to breathe before the next one.  With kidney stones it just hurts super badly all the time, no break, oh and no baby at the end.   There is also pretty much nothing they can do for you when you have kidney stones and are pregnant, but wait for you to pass them.
  • The entire family had the flu, which went on for weeks.  I thought it was never going to end.
  • With previous pregnancies I have had morning sickness for the first trimester but around 20 weeks I start feeling good.  With this pregnancy it looks like I’ll be sick the entire time (not a good sign when you are throwing up at 30 weeks).

Can you see why the postings are few and far between?    

Yet we are eating a lot of our food storage.  I’m so grateful for all of the fruit we froze and canned last summer.   We have been using our frozen fruit in muffins and smoothies, and we are eating bottled fruit almost every day.   We have also been going through a lot of freeze dried meat.  It is so easy to use and quick to cook that it works well in my quick pregnancy dinner routine.

I do have a couple of posts in the works, and it looks like I will be able to get back to a more regular posting schedule.   In the mean time if you have a recipe that you would like to see converted to using food storage ingredients send it my way heather@teamshelfreliance.comand I’ll get working on it.


  1. Congratulations!! I am so sorry this has been such a difficlut pregnancy and the kidney stones sound just terrible. But the good news is that there is an end date and a very cute rewards at the end of that bumpy road. Hang in there!


  2. Good luck, girl! You're getting close. Don't worry about us. You just spend your energy getting that baby here!

  3. I knew you were pregnant, but had no idea it had been so tough. Wow. I'm impressed with all you DO still do. Amazing. Can't wait to see you next month!

  4. I don't know if they would revoke your baby naming privileges for any of the those names. Working in the hospital I have heard much worse. ;) Congratulations!