Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Family Time, Recent Eats & (lack of) Sleep Talk


I thought I'd pop in for some life chitchat.  My weekend consisted of spending time with my husband and baby boy, eating good food, and relaxing (while trying to get the house in order because there is absolutely no time during the workweek, but it really looks no different aside from a little less dog fur because I vacuumed a little).

In other news, Sage turns SIX MONTHS OLD tomorrow!  I blinked and six months went by.  Just last night he flipped over onto his tummy to go to sleep for the very first time.  My husband and I just stared at the monitor laughing as he stuck his butt in the air as he went to sleep.  So adorable.  

I also should mention that Sage is not sleeping through the night.  My lack of sleep is a big reason why I'm rather absent here.  Any chance for sleep I get, I take it.  We were down to one wake up each night for feeding, and then it went back up to two, and then three, and then back to two...basically we're all over the place.  Baby boy keeps me guessing.  Maybe it's a six month growth spurt?  I know this time will pass.  As crazy as it sounds, I try to soak up the moments I have with Sage in the wee hours.  I know he's going through big transitions right now - just started rolling lots and eating solids - so he's got a lot going on.  

Ideally I'd like to get down to one feeding.  I'd be a much more functioning individual I'm sure.  I truly worried how I would get through the workday when I was returning to work six weeks ago, but somehow you just plug along.  Yup, I got probably a 2 hour, 2.5 hour, and hour stretch of sleep last night.  The body adjusts.  I'm not saying it's easy...I'm just saying it's doable.  And it's 100% worth it.  Sage has his six month checkup next week and I plan on talking to the doctor about his nighttime feeding.  Because baby boy likes to eat in the night.  We make sure he gets plenty during the day, but he still wakes up...

Any suggestions?

And now, onto the food!

I was loaded up with Starbucks gift cards as birthday gifts and boy do I take advantage on my lunch hour most days.  There may not be caffeine in there, but the brisk walk to Starbucks sure wakes me up.

This breakfast (sprouted wheat toast + vegenaise + avocado + tomato) never gets old. 

I made banana bread with chocolate chips (of course!) over the weekend.  I love The Big Bang Theory and therefore love Mayim and am enjoying diving into her book.  So far I've also made her PB Shake and Penne Bake which were both scrumptious.

Last, but not least, I made tostadas over the weekend.  Ok, they turned into quesadillas because we put a top layer tortilla on top.  I roasted zucchini and a poblano to go with the mashed black bean insides.  They were topped with an avocado salsa.  Wowzers!  These are being added to the menu weekly.

That just about sums things up!

Parents:  When did you cut out the middle of the night feedings and how?

What's the best thing you ate lately?


  1. Let me know your thoughts on this cook book :) I love new cook books!

  2. I seriously admire you for going back to work when Sage was that young. I don't know how you do it but definitely feel for you with those wake ups!! I need to get some more cookbooks. I'm getting bored with my lack of selection right now. (I'm actually getting tired of Isa Does it - I know I can't believe I said that!! I need new material!) And I love the little hearts on the Starbucks cup for drink options. I hope my Starb has those!

  3. Hi Emily! I was just trying to respond to your comment on my blog, but couldn't send a reply, so I'll respond here. We did a dream feed with Mac when he was little and I do a dream feed with Mim right now. And what we do is different, because the kids are so different. We got this idea from The Happiest Baby on the Block Guide to Sleep. With Mac (horrible sleeper), I'd sneak into his pitch black room with the white noise blaring, rock him while giving him a dream feed bottle and make sure he was sound asleep before putting him back to bed. I did everything possible to make sure I didn't stimulate him at all or he'd be up for hours. If he woke up on his own, he'd be wide awake. The dream feed was the only way he could eat, but virtually stay asleep. Wtih Mim, she's a great sleeper, so I don't have to be nearly as sneaky. I get her out of her crib, change her diaper (she hates having a wet diaper), give her a bottle and put her back to bed. Most of the time she falls asleep right after eating, but quite a few times she'll wake up and I just put her in bed awake and let her put herself back to sleep. It really all depends on the kid. My babies like to eat at least once during the 12 hour night and it's easier for me to give them a dream feed right before I go to bed (and stay up a bit later) than to fall asleep have have to wake up (and then try to get myself back to sleep). But that's just me. Every one (and every kid) is different. You know your baby best, just keep experimenting until you figure out what works. Sometimes it takes a few consecutive nights before it sinks in. Good luck! Let me know if you have any other questions!