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Old 04-27-2013, 08:26 AM   #24
mel j
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Re: Help! Meals for big families...

Originally Posted by Dahlia64 View Post
Not only am I pregnant but I also have a 5 month old who will be joining us at the table. Did I say I was pregnant? I dont remember what I typed (LOL) I wasnt worried about the baby Im pregnant with(Im only 2 months pregnant..not yet anyways. But def worried about the baby thats about to reach 6 months old and will be going to the dinner table soon! But...I do want a healthy baby and def dont want to deprive the baby of any vitamins or nutrients himself! or herself..(lol).
But heres what happens...I always make hubbys first because I feel...he works overnights and works hard to support us. He has a crappy schedule and dont get much sleep so I can stay home with the kids. I feed him firt becuase he needs to eat as early as possible because he has to go back to bed early evening so he can sleep until its time to go to work. SO Basiclaly I make his plate first and then little kid to big kid. By the time Im ready to eat..little kids are done and want more..Hubby is almost doen with his. He always says u can have the rest of mine or u can take my debit card and get something downtown. But I dont want to. I dont want to take from him or the kids! I dont want to take his debit ($$$ that we can use for something we may need in the detergent etc) and get soemthing from the deli becuase then Im taking away from what we may need later in the week! SO I settle for pb toast usually, or plain...depends on my mood. But Im really getting tired of it. I think I got some good tips here..adding more side dishes to our meals and making plates before I serve them. Now I just need to work on next weeks and months meal plans! Thanks alot everyone! More tips and tricks are always welcome!
Aw, you sound really sweet and so does your husband. But you absolutely NEED to eat! Even if it means you eating first before serving everyone else and yeah making more like everyone is saying. Maybe you can try to figure out a meal/snack schedule so you all eat together as much as possible... I finally did this with us and it's working out pretty amazingly; I wish I did it before. We still don't always eat together b/c my husband has a weird work schedule too but are getting there... (but yikes, at least he doesn't work nights, I can't imagine, and while pregnant and w/ a 5 month old! )
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