(Closed) Will I feel like doing holiday baking @ 9 months pregnant?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think making dough and freezing it is a great idea.  I would have felt like baking.  I, in fact, felt like retiling the floor in 2 different rooms.  I think nesting maybe came into play.  πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You can even freeze the cookies themselves.  That way you can space out your baking so you don’t feel so overwhelmed.

“Almost any baked cookie freezes well. Let cookies completely cool before freezing. Wrap cookies individually in plastic wrap then store them in a ziploc freezer bag or storage tin (coffee cans or holiday tins work great). You can also just layer the cookies between layers of waxed paper in the container, but the individually wrapped ones will store longer.

Freeze frosted cookies uncovered first until they are firm. Then pack them in airtight container lined with plastic wrap or foil. Make sure to label the container with the date and type of cookies. Unfrosted cookies can be frozen up to 6-12 months (frosted, about 3 months). Frozen cookies thaw in about 10 minutes at room temperature (if you can wait that long). If cookies should be crisp when thawed, remove them from the container before thawing”

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We do cookie plates for neighbors, co-workers, and friends and I’ve never found it to be that much trouble.  It takes likes half a day to do all the baking and half a day to do the decorating/packaging and then we hand them out at our convenience, so you could take a whole weekend to do it, if you didn’t feel up to it.  I think, if it seems overwhelming, you could also cut back on the number/difficulty of treats you’re making.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Admirable idea…

At almost 32 weeks there are plenty of days where I sure don’t feel like it even now.  Getting up and going to work is enough of a chore.  Except for that fudge craving I had the other day, no problem finding motivation there to bake!

My husband told me he wants to do Christmas cards this year, my reaction was to snort and tell him good luck, if it gets done its because he will be doing it.  Usually we wait until after Thanksgiving to put up the tree, this year I’m debating earlier just by how tired I feel right now…

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

It really depends on your pregnancy. With Moose, I didn’t want to do anything ever. With Wombat, I was walking all around and basically being the type of pregnant woman who’d annoy the crap out of me when I was pregnant with Moose. So basically, you may be able to do and you may not. It’s hard to know.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Meh, if you’re ambitious you might. But I wanted nothing to do with anything at the end of my pregnancy other than laying down with my feet up. lol. Hope you have more motivation than I did.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@twocatcupcake: I’ve been wondering about this too–normally I’m the one in the family that makes all the cookies, then they get shipped to my Mom and siblings, as well as friends across the country.  But I don’t know about this half a day business, it takes us several days!

Of course, every year we make 7 kinds of cookies too.  I was all decided to just skip it, but now I’m not so sure…

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Quietserenity:  Lol, maybe we’re simpletons.  πŸ™‚  We do gingerbread, sugar cookies, chocolate dipped pretzels, and oatmeal raisin cookies.  We also have a double oven, so we can bake 2 batches at the same time.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Mrs. Spring: We do Chocolate Crinkles, Sugar Cookies, Gingerbread, Mexican Wedding Cakes, Kaleidoscope cookies, Fudge, and No Bakes.  And honest to God, I feel like I’m forgetting something.

Darling Husband helps me, now that we live away from family, but after the shopping, baking, cleaning, decorating, packaging, and schlepping it all to the post office, I am always so, so tired.

You should take a drive to Arizona, then we can combine our efforts! Wink

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Quietserenity:  Bwahahaha, where are you?  My sister is in Tuscon so maybe I’ll just send some help over your way.  πŸ˜‰  Really, though, I’m super impressed!  You guys go all out!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I tried to do as much as I could in the end because I wanted to stay on my feet enough to get that baby out!

But my body had a different idea. I just didn’t have the energy. Any baking or cooking I did involved a chair in the kitchen so I could park my tush in it. Even if it was just making eggs.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Mrs. Spring: We’re in Chandler, a couple hours north of Tuscon.  If I do decide to bake, it will be guilt that motivates me to make it, pure and simple.  I have never missed a year, and that includes when Darling Husband and I lived in a 300 square foot studio apartment.  There were cookies all over the Murphy bed!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m wondering about this, too.  I always bake around the holidays and my co-workers have come to expect this now.  I’m 7 months right now, so I’m not as far along as you are, but I’m hoping I’ll still have the energy to do my baking and cookie swaps this year.  I think I’m just going to stick to simpler recipes that make large batches πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I love holiday baking… definitely wasn’t considering doing much of it this year but this thread just got me totally excited for the holidays, and totally motivated!!! I think I am going to try it out πŸ™‚

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