I realize as the week goes by that my blogging is slowing down and it is not on purpose. When I thin about updating you all on our life or of even posting a recipe it is bedtime or I crave the time with my husband after the baby goes down for the night.
We have been eating lots of yummy veggies and eating smaller meals during the day. As a nursing mother, I feel hungry all the time, but it means eating healthy foods and not junk. I am not much of a snacker but if I “see” chips or cookies around I will eat it. I totally have not been making cookies for sure.
Breakfasts look like this:
We have been eating fruit for dessert or even skipping it all together. The thought of putting something together OTHER than dinner is far from my mind.I have lots of yummy recipes pinned on Pinterest, but eventually I know I will try one or two soon.
One of the yummy recipes I created to satiate my baby’s feedings are Green Monster smoothies with added barley. I have been soaking pearled barley and adding them to my Vitamix. They are a meal in itself so I usually have one every other morning.
|Daddy and Julianne|
Ryan has been helping A LOT with meals. He has told me he really does not usually know what to make but if I give him an idea and walk him though recipes or meals, especially meals I have created from my imagination, then he does pretty well. I taught him how to make an omelette so now he is king of egg making. Thanks honey!
Julianne, our baby, has been doing really well! We have stayed on a good 3 hour schedule that has worked for 4 days now. Yesterday was not a good day and I pinned it to a growth spurt because, thank God, she is back on the schedule today, so it seems.
The morning starts around 7:30am with a feeding and them I burp and hold her for 15 minutes. She then plays on her swing for 45 minutes and then I switch her to the play mat. She has started grabbing at toys and making more sounds. It is terribly precious! After about another 45 minutes on the mat she starts fussing.
I love the fact that I can pretty much detect what her cries mean. Her fussy cries end up being “I am sleepy” cries, so I swaddle her and put her to sleep. I had been having her sleep in the bassinet she sleeps in during the night but this week I transitioned her to the crib and she welcomed it! She even likes staring at her stuffed Captain Kirk doll, given to her by her uncle. Hee hee. She then sleeps exactly 45 minutes, every time! Weird!
Julianne is really, overall, a great baby. She has one meltdown of a day and I do not do well. That was my yesterday. I really felt like she was colicky for the first time, but at the same time she is still going through congestion due to a combination of the heater in our home and dryness. I can see she just does not like the crud coming up from her chest. This crud also affects her after eating. I think it upsets her tummy so them I really do not feel like I can help her. We started aspirating with the bulb along with some saline rinses and adding baby vapor rub to her chest, which seems to help. Anyone relate?
After a whole day of her crying in and out and fussing, this mama was VERY tired and I may have shed some tears, but today is a NEW day thank God and it has been a lot better. Maybe a growth spurt? Either way, I have lots of fun with her and she has started sitting on our laps while we eat dinner. it is lots of fun seeing her listen to us as we converse back and forth. She is a cutie!