Seat For The Car

August 2, 2012

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I’ve been moving from one thing to the next all morning – starting with a 3 mile walk with some of my girlfriends!

After that (and the fastest shower in history) Matt and I headed to the fire department for a carseat safety lesson! So cool that they do that for the public. And so surreal that we drove home with a carseat in the back! (We’ll be taking it back out until he comes though)

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Sandwiches for lunch!! I was hungry earlier than usual today too – ate a date after my walk and still wanted lunch before noon!

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Today’s sandwich was ham [steamed] and pimento cheese with veggies on Cville Crunch. End piece size!

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Matt had a killer stacked tofu, tomato and cheddar!

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Chips to share – dill pickle flavor!

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I’m sure a bite of S’mores Cookie will end up being a requirement before I leave for the day. I’ve been working on some business things here and just finished up a call. Man I can tell I didn’t sleep well last night – can’t.stop.yawning!

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1 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh August 2, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Yay for car seat safety lessons! They do that here too and I think it helps new parents feel more safe about the “long” ride home. (Even if it’s only 5 minutes, driving at 15 mph can make it a bit more lengthy than usual.)

Mmmm, smores.

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2 Carly @ Snack Therapy August 2, 2012 at 12:18 pm

That sandwich looks to die for. And the carseat in the back is soo cute! Can’t wait to see it filled :-).

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3 Krissy @ Shiawase Life August 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Mmmm…s’mores <3

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4 Karen August 2, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Love the action shot of the chips pouring out… haa I want to just go in and grab one:)

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5 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 2, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I had no idea that the fire department did that! I wonder if ours does too. Sounds like a super productive morning. Maybe you can sneak in a snooze this afternoon? (That’s wishful thinking for me and I’m sure it is for you too.. but it’s nice to pretend sometimes!) :)

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6 Allie@LiveLaughEat August 2, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Car seats were the death of me while nannying. I just couldn’t figure out those dang things! So many belts and straps. Mmm pimento cheese! Definitely something I loved eating while in NC.

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7 Andrea August 2, 2012 at 12:50 pm

So exciting about the carseat!! It’s getting closer :)

Food question!: I saw on a recent post that you put corn on the cob in the oven to roast it. Did you leave it in the husk, or husk it first? Then what did you do? Olive oil, s+p? And how long? I’d like to try it for dinner tonight, but have never put corn on the cob in the oven!

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8 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I take it out of the husk for some good contact browning action. Whatever time + temp was in the post – I forget. Probably 40 minutes at 400* which is our usual roasting system

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9 j3nn August 2, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Your ham sandwich looks SO GOOD!

That must be so exciting I installing the little baby seat. Almost ready to fill!

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10 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 2, 2012 at 12:57 pm

getting the car seat installed is a KEY move. GOOD JOB!!!

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11 Jacqui August 2, 2012 at 12:59 pm

We have the same car seat! Also if your fire department does not do the car seat lesson the police stations normally always do, that is where I took ours and learned the trick to get the seat tight with leather seats.

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12 Helen August 2, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Why are you taking the seat back out? I thought you went to get it inspected, not just learn how to install it. Will you have it reinspected before baby arrives? Those things are so tricky sometimes!

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13 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm

No, it was just for education on how to properly install it.

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14 Helen August 2, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Oh, ok. Our health department helps you install and makes sure that you know how to install it properly yourself. It was really educational and actually made it seem not as difficult as we were making it! I was so glad we went.

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15 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles August 2, 2012 at 1:19 pm

We just bought our car-seat yesterday for our little one! I can’t believe that I’ll be driving around with that in my car—– and a baby to sit in it as well! Holy cow- emotions are rushing over me like crazy!

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16 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats August 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm

that is really great that the fire department puts on things like that! And a ham sandwich sounds delicious right now!

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17 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama August 2, 2012 at 1:29 pm

It takes awhile to get used to having a carseat in the back seat. I would get in, turn around to back out the car, and see the seats. It took me by surprise for at least a couple of weeks!

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18 kate August 2, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Why are you taking it out after they just installed it? Or, are you just unsnapping it from the base?

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19 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Just unsnapping – in case of accident

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20 Rachel August 2, 2012 at 1:32 pm

aww too cute! Smores cookies sounds delicious!

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21 Khushboo August 2, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Mmm smore cookie- do it :)

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22 Rosie August 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Hi Kath–This is just a thought and I’m not sure whether it has been considered or suggested to you before (and hasn’t worked or isn’t recommended), but since you’re having trouble sleeping and have been experiencing a lot of rib pain with your pregnancy, have you ever thought about wearing a heating pad to help you sleep and/or remedy the pain throughout the day? I find them to be incredibly relaxing and tend to do a great job with any muscle or joint pain I’ve experienced.

Just thought I’d put it out there! I’ve been a daily reader of both your blogs for the last year or so and this is my first comment! Thank you for your inspiration and regularly blogging!

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23 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I might if it weren’t so hot out! I don’t know if I could take the heat. Also maybe a concern for the baby being that close to him? I’m not sure on that though

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24 Emma August 2, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I DO blame you for my recent pimiento cheese cravings! Which I have fulfilled. :-)

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25 Allyson Smith August 2, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Any suggestions for first-time tofu eaters? I’d like to work it into our dinner rotation, but I know my husband will be very skeptical… he’s a total meat and potatoes kinda guy!

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26 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Get a good sear on the edges – or roast it. You want to take out the mush.

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27 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Also, tell him the texture is like the fat on fancy steaks. My husband, at least, would find that appealing : )

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28 Marci August 2, 2012 at 2:23 pm

We have the same car seat too. Little tidbit–it is difficult to put the car seat in the middle seat. I know it is recommended there, but I don’t know how I’d get it in. Very heavy and awkward. Ours is behind the passenger seat.

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29 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I asked the firemen that. They said passenger is OK. I had a really hard time getting it out from the middle (empty!) too, but I am also pregnant..

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30 Allison K August 2, 2012 at 4:57 pm

I too have the same carseat, and find that if you don’t pull on the latch just right, it does NOT come out easily. If I had it to do over, I wouldn’t get this car seat again. We’ll see what we do when and if baby number two comes along!

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31 Kim August 2, 2012 at 2:24 pm

We had the same car seat for our daughter (she’s 3 now). I liked it because it was green and we were waiting to find out the sex of the baby. Now we can use it again if we have another baby! It was also super easy to get out of the car (base too).

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32 Allison K August 2, 2012 at 2:31 pm

why did you have it installed only to take it back out?

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33 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 2:51 pm

It was an educational installation – they taught us how to do it. I left the base in but didn’t want to leave the seat in in case we’re in an accident and then the whole seat would need to be replaced before we ever used it

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34 Allison K August 2, 2012 at 4:59 pm

ha! That makes great sense. The base is the part that needs to be installed correctly anyway.I drove around with an empty carseat for 4 weeks before Anderson was born, didn’t even THINK about the accident factor. Good thing it worked out ok. I think BERF would be a good platform for you to emphasize car seat safety, so many people don’t know that car seats have expiration dates, and that they are like bike helmets, one accident and they are no longer effective!

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35 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I did one post about it (http://www.babykerf.com/26-weeks-carseat-safety/) – the Pregtastic podcast was great! I’m going to post some photos of our appt. today too.

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36 rebecca @ blueberry smiles August 2, 2012 at 2:35 pm

S’mores cookie….I want one!

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37 Kim August 2, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I’m due just a few days before you, and we’re installing our seat this weekend! I’m not sure yet if we’ll leave the whole thing in there (though I suppose we might – why have it take up space in the house if it really needs to be in the car?), but we’ll definitely be leaving the base in after we get it inspected next week.

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38 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm

The reason you should bring it in is in case you’re in a small (or large) accident in the next month and they you’d have to replace the whole carseat. Although I totally hear ya about getting it out of the house!

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39 Kim August 2, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Hm, I hadn’t thought of that. I suppose I’ll still leave the base in, as that’s the part they’ll have inspected installation-wise. A new base wouldn’t be all that pricey to replace if needed.

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40 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Yeah, that’s what we did

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41 Helen August 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm

In an accident, your insurance will replace the carseat – it’s pretty standard procedure. But I definitely understand not wanting to leave it in before necessary!

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42 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I heard that too – but still a hassle to do!

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43 Catalina @ Cake with Love August 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I always look at how beautiful, fresh and hearty your bread looks and get hungry!! :)

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44 Cait's Plate August 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Mmm I like the sound of that s’mores cookie! :)

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45 Annette @FitnessPerks August 2, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I am soooo tired too!! That sandwich looks WAY yummy –and so does Matt’s!

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46 Margaret August 2, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Good to see you are so organised,not long to go now,try to catch up on some rest if you are not sleeping well, as you won’t know how long the labour will last.

Those car seats with a handle are great for taking baby about without disturbing sleep….BUT they are a real KILLER on your back, get Matt to handle it whenever possible and be careful how you lift and carry it.

The nursery is looking great, I love the colour scheme, bright, modern and fresh and not something you will tire of in a hurry.

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47 Alison August 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm

That really is nice that your fire department does that! Must be getting really excited now :) those sandwiches look awesome. Hope you find time to take a nap and that you can sleep well tonight!

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48 Living, Learning, Eating August 2, 2012 at 6:00 pm

I need to try Cville Crunch, it looks yummy – as does Matt’s sandwich! A car seat makes it all seem so real, doesn’t it? I remember that was one of the big moments for me before my little sister was born!

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49 Elizabeth August 2, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Kath, Are you able to just randomly stop by the fire department in Cville and they show you..or do you have to go when they have a class offered or a certain day of the week?

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50 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I emailed and set an appointment

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51 MommyPage August 3, 2012 at 1:44 pm

That is a perfect car seat. You seem very prepared. Also, your sandwich looks delicous!

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52 Angel7 August 3, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I slept pretty good last night, even though I woke up a lot. I had so many different dreams, though. Thankfully, I did not have an afternoon crash of being unbelievably tired & weak!

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