Rest Is Best

November 8, 2012


Maze and I are still recovering from our colds. We are feeling much better, but we are both sleep deprived from an increase in nighttime wake ups for extra feedings. I’m going on day 3 of not feeling very well rested, so I immediately nixed my planned morning run for sleep. (Matt was home.)

I believe rest is always more important than exercise if you need it


I fed the baby and showered while Matt made us whipped banana oatmeal topped with granola and sunbutter. A heavenly dish!


Check out Matt’s bowl!! Haha. Yummy peanut butter that looked like ice cream!


Matt took the day off because it was two month Shot Day. Mom was definitely most traumatized, but baby didn’t like it much either. He cried hard for two solid minutes and then went back to nursing.


In other news, he is 12 pounds, 3 ounces!!! 56th percentile. Doing great!


Our pediatrician gave us the go-ahead for Maze to ride in the BOB! The BOB manual says you can start walking at 8 weeks, and since we’re almost at 9 weeks with great head control, we’re going to try it out tomorrow. [Walking only on smooth surfaces for now.] We did a practice few minutes tonight and he seemed to really like being wheeled around the basement : )  So far, LOVE the BOB! It’s so incredibly smooth and seems really well built. The harness alone is the best I’ve seen and is very adjustable, and I love the giant sunshade, peek-a-boo flaps and toy pockets.


After the doctor, we went out running errands for a while and came back to a really late lunch. I was starved!


Giant salad with leftover salmon, avocado, cheddar cheese and olive oil


Slice of Woodstock bread toasted on the side


And sliced pear


This afternoon we did nothing but rest. I cancelled workout opportunity #2 to snuggle with Maze for a few hours. He was obviously not happy after his shots (I think his leg was throbbing). We took a snooze together and played on the bed for a long time.


Dinner tonight was a blip in the meal plan. Yesterday Mona Lisa Pasta was giving away free pounds to anyone with an “I Voted” sticker, so we had pasta for dinner tonight.

We picked up a pound of rosemary garlic fettuccini and bought some of their meat sauce to go on top. Plus spinach and white beans stirred in for more nutrition and bulk. Karen came over to join us.


The first few times I had fresh pasta years ago I wasn’t all that impressed, but Mona Lisa’s is extra thick and chewy and I love the texture! It’s hard to resist eating a few strands of dough before cooking : )



Grammie Buzz and Pee Paw are coming to visit again!

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1 RunEatRepeat November 8, 2012 at 8:39 am

Super cool about the free pasta! I love when companies do things like that :)

Feel better K and mini-M!


2 Michelle (Peachy Palate) November 8, 2012 at 8:43 am

That PB really does look like ice cream…end of the jar I bet? :) I’d much rather go with your granola and SunButter topping! Hope Maze is ok after his shots; they can be more traumatic for the parents sometimes! Keep the rest up, workouts can wait!


3 Karey @ Nutty About Health November 8, 2012 at 8:43 am

I agree with you, rest is best. Smart move on nixing the run for now & enjoying that delicious looking breakfast. I need to try that, it looks amazing!! Hope you’re feeling a bit more rested by now! :)


4 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 8, 2012 at 8:45 am

I’ve heard mamas say the shots are generally more traumatic for them than for their little ones. But I can imagine it wasn’t very pleasant for Maze either. :(

I hope with a bit more rest, you and Maze feel better soon!


5 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) November 8, 2012 at 8:49 am

UGH, shot day. My boys are 14 and almost 12…I still hate shot day. It’s just so sad and no matter how big they get, taking them to the doctor for painful shots never gets easier.

I am so with you on fighting off funk today. My oldest was kind enough to share his cold with me and I just can not seem to shake it. Luckily, it’s not horrible, but it’s just annoying enough. Also, it’s making me way more tired than usual which is extremely frustrating. I hope you guys get some rest and feel better soon!


6 Tiff (@LoveSweatBeers) November 8, 2012 at 8:50 am

Soooooo cute! Good luck with the walking. :)


7 Christine November 8, 2012 at 9:03 am

Is the Woodstock name yours or GH’s choice? I live in Woodstock, NY so I’m just curious if there’s any connection my famous little town! I hope you both feel better!


8 KathEats November 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm

I’m not quite sure its origin, but it is a GH name


9 Danielle November 8, 2012 at 9:09 am

My sister has the BOB for her 8 month old son. LOVES it! The hydraulics on it are great, the baby is always so comfortable that he goes into a daze…not quite dozing off but comfortable enough that he just seems content, and we go over some rough surfaces. :) You have a very adorable little boy by the way.


10 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 8, 2012 at 9:10 am

Awww poor maze! I hated shots when I was little but afterwards my mom would take me to get Jelly Beans at FAO Scwartz, so it was all worth it.


11 Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) November 8, 2012 at 9:10 am

Awww poor little Maze – shots are no fun for anyone! Hope you all feel better!


12 Grace @ Grace Dishes November 8, 2012 at 9:12 am

So adorable! I love your photos. Your food makes my mouth water!

My brother still tears up when he gets shots and he’s 12.


13 Sara November 8, 2012 at 9:14 am

The BOB story makes me chuckle. When my son was 4-5 months old we took him out in our jogging stroller…still in the carseat attached to it and went on a walk at a favorite park. We decided to go through a non-paved area and were terrified we’d caused too much shaking! Of course he was fine, big enough to be jossled around a bit but it’s funny to look back on how scared we were as new parents!

A tip for shot day – get a couple soft/flexible ice packs (I have some shaped like bears that I bought at Walmart). Take those with you and on the ride home place them between the carseat and his legs where he got the shots (covered with a washcloth or on top of clothes of course to keep it from being too cold). We did this after our first round (those were horrible) and it worked great!!!!


14 Allison k November 8, 2012 at 9:26 am

Now that he is over 11 pounds… Make sure you have the correct amount of padding In your carseat! My Chicco manual said to never use the infant insert past 11 pounds. My model is 2 years old though…


15 KathEats November 8, 2012 at 10:13 am

Hey friend told me that otherwise I never would have known! we took ours out a week or 2 ago.


16 Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life November 8, 2012 at 9:28 am

Poor little guy, shots are never fun even as adults, much less for sweet babies! :( Interested to see how the walking goes and what you think of the BOB!


17 Laura @ She Eats Well November 8, 2012 at 9:32 am

Rest up and hope you get over your cold soon! It’s the season. Also, there is nothing like chewy, thick fresh pasta – yum!!!


18 Laura November 8, 2012 at 9:32 am

I keep forgetting to put fresh spinach with pasta like I see on your blog from time to time! Looks so amazing, and keeps dinner all in one dish. Also, no dressing needed!


19 Tiffany November 8, 2012 at 9:45 am

Hope you two are feeling better today :)

Can you buy mona lisa pasta at whole foods?


20 KathEats November 8, 2012 at 10:12 am

It’s a store local to cville, but our whole foods makes fresh pasta


21 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh November 8, 2012 at 9:50 am

Yay for pasta and BOB walks!

Boo for shot day making babies cry (and I suspect a little tearing up for mama too?)


22 Leslie November 8, 2012 at 9:53 am

I remember reading the pamphlets about the shots and crying and crying the night before they got them. My kids did fine, but my oldest still hates them and she’s 19. I guess no one really likes shots!
Hope you guys feel better soon.


23 [email protected] November 8, 2012 at 10:02 am

Oh those doctor visits for shots are tough on the mom! It is cold season , I woke up all stuffy this morning myself. I need to try that banana whipped oatmeal, yum!

I made your stuffed pork tenderloin and loved the flavor profile! Oh my it was delicious?

Hope you and Maze feel better soon.


24 Jennifer November 8, 2012 at 10:08 am

Awww…poor Maze. It’s so hard to watch them get those shots. It sounds like his appt went well and he’s growing like a weed. :)

I bet he will love that stroller. It allows him to look around more and that will help keep his interest.
Enjoy your parents visit! Just try to keep them away. (haha)


25 Joe (Coffee, Candy, Nuts) November 8, 2012 at 10:21 am

I think the only thing worse than SHOT DAY was DRAWING BLOOD DAY. We had to do that for our baby girl when she was one, but perhaps that’s because she was adopted from China. If you have to go through that I highly recommend that you ask around to find THE BEST nurse to do the job. I had to go solo with our precious girl the first time and watched in agony as three nurses tried and failed for 15 minutes to draw a single drop.

BTW, love the black BOB stroller. We have the exact same one. Perfect for road and trail runs. Those things practically push themselves :)

Haven’t tried your banana oatmeal for months . . . thanks for the reminder, will whip some up tomorrow!


26 Mom November 8, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I had a terrible episode with Kath’s sister Laura and blood drawing. To this day, I can’t think of it without feeling upset. Laura, happily, doesn’t remember it.


27 Ali @ Peaches and Football November 8, 2012 at 10:23 am

Awww he looks so cute and tiny in the BOB – but at 12 pounds already, he’ll be filling it up in no time! Whipped banana oatmeal looks wonderful, I want some right now. Glad to hear you guys are feeling better. :)


28 Kavi November 8, 2012 at 10:24 am

I don’t think I’ve ever had fresh pasta before… I might be missing out! I’ll look for it next time I’m at Whole Foods.


29 Shauna November 8, 2012 at 10:31 am

Which Bob stroller did you get? I’m still trying to decide…


30 KathEats November 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Revolution CE


31 Johanna B November 8, 2012 at 10:48 am

Worse than the tears and sobs after shots was the look of betrayal on my daughter’s face. Like how could you let them do this to me. She’s 25 and I can still remember her first shot.


32 Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama November 8, 2012 at 10:55 am

We have a BOB too and LOVE it. My 4 year old still fits in it and loves it, so you will definitely get your $$ worth.


33 Christa November 8, 2012 at 10:55 am

Hi Kathy,

Next time for shots, message his legs and do some stretches with him before the shots. It gets the legs warmed up a bit. I do this with my son before and after his shots and it helps with the tenderness. My neighbor a pediatric nurse recommened it and so far we have had no crying during or after shots. Also a nice warm bath at night with some more stretches seemed to help us and also a good time to remove the band aids


34 penny November 9, 2012 at 10:19 am

Good idea! My kids are 25 and 21 but, when they were little the pediatrician had us give them Tylenol 30 minutes before shots. And my daughter also does this with the grandchildren. It helps w/soreness in the leg afterwards. I remember putting them in easy on clothes for a few days because sometimes when you move their leg to get it inside the leg part of a sleeper outfit, it would hurt and they would cry. :(( We all hated shot day. But, always some fun treat afterwards, once they got big enough. Kath, praying you guys feel better soon!!


35 Rosie @ rosalicious November 8, 2012 at 11:04 am

I am dying over Maze’s blue jacket…soooo cute!

L and I are taking our BOB for a trial run today. It’s such a beast (infant seat + stroller) for such a tiny baby!


36 KathEats November 8, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Let’s totally Bob walk together soon ! I just came home from a walk in the Bob was so awesome !


37 kristen @ verbs and vignettes November 8, 2012 at 11:06 am

i didn’t get my “i voted” sticker! i mentioned it to my parents on the way out… and they said they didn’t see them anywhere. for crying out loud! i knew they existed. i saw them on gilmore girls.


38 Rachel November 8, 2012 at 11:08 am

aww Maze is getting to be such a big boy! :)

How do you get your sunbutter all drippy like that? lol


39 KathEats November 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm

That’s just how sunbutter is !


40 [email protected] November 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm

What kind of peanut butter was on Matt’s breakfast? It totally does look like ice cream! And looks sooo good!


41 KathEats November 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I think it was Pacific Blue brand wish I didn’t care for because it was so dry


42 Kristen @ Change of Pace November 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Dinner looks yummy! We had a single bob and upgraded to a double when my son was born. One of my must haves especially if you exercise!


43 Annette @FitnessPerks November 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Awww poor guy. Shots are the worse!


44 Carrie @ The Cook's Palette November 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Glad you and baby enjoyed a much-needed day of rest. Shot day is no fun.

I love flavored pastas! Dinner looks delicious.


45 [email protected] for the Soul November 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm

omgsh, he looks so relieved haha! And I looooove that blue jacket he has on! Where did you guys get it?


46 KathEats November 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Old Navy!


47 Lauren November 8, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Aww, I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to watch your little love get shots. He’s such a trooper. :) Hope he’s feeling better today!


48 Averie @ Averie Cooks November 8, 2012 at 1:29 pm

My almost 6 year old still rides in the BOB every once in awhile. We have put tens of thousands of miles on ours. You will LOVE THAT THING!

Congrats on Mazen growing like a weed – job well done, mama :)


49 Cait's Plate November 8, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Oh my gosh – Mazen’s little jacket is too adorable!!!


50 Ashlee November 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I have watched your how to make whipped banana oatmeal many times and cannot make it like you do! These look so fluffy and delicious!
Maze is one the most handsome babies I have ever seen. Seriously!


51 Tracy November 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Whole Foods was giving away one of their new frozen entrees with a coupon they posted on Facebook yesterday. I was so bummed cuz I ran out of time to get over there!! “Free” is so rare!


52 Jennifer November 8, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Two questions for the expert. One, where do you buy field greens/mixed greens? I have tried Whole Foods, Trader Joes and our local Jewel grocery stores here in Chicago and they all go bad within a day or two max both bagged and boxed. I have no idea where else to go but I need them to last longer than that. Suggestions?

Also, do you have any expert suggestions on a good home made chicken noodle soup recipe…home made broth and noodles…the whole nine yards?

Maze is looking great. He is so precious!


53 KathEats November 8, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Whole foods! I usually get a week.

Not sure on the soup..I always go to cooking light’s site


54 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles November 8, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Hope the rest helps! I love adding beans to my soups, salads and sauces too!


55 Life's a Bowl November 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Feel better you two! A bowl of that pasta would certainlly make my tummy feel better 😉

P.S. My momma used a stroller similar to that for my younger brother and LOVED it! I also supposedly loved it because it was study enough to hold me [around age 6-8?] haha!


56 Amelia November 8, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Lucy has had a cold/flu for the last week and the sleep deprivation is so hard. Makes being productive during daytime much less doable. Alas, this is a truth of motherhood. Hope you both feel better soon!


57 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance November 8, 2012 at 5:14 pm

His little puffer jacket is adorable. You have the best clothes for him :)

Great to hear you two are on your way back to health!


58 Jenny @ For Your Consideration November 8, 2012 at 5:55 pm

I don’t know how that peanut butter tasted, but the picture of Matt’s bowl of oatmeal is like my dream (#fellownutbutteraddict). Still, even at 8 months pregnant, I don’t think I could ever allow myself ice cream size amounts of PB! I may be just a bit jealous of Matt and his metabolism. :-)


59 Rachel November 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm

That’s how I always serve my pasta, over a HUGE bed of spinach. I love how much it wilts, and I can barely taste it.


60 Sara Lake November 8, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Yes, REST when you need to. I know you are an RD and already know this, but it’s worth remembering that you will still be restoring your iron levels after giving birth. Don’t push it, hun, especially when you are not well. (just call me everyone’s second mum..). 😀


61 Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) November 8, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Hope you’re feeling eons better today!


62 chris November 8, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Love Mona Lisa pasta and love Maze! I have to meet him!! ps Jess is working yesterday today and tomorrow, but I will tell her to email you. She’s thinking of starting a nursing blog?!


63 KathEats November 8, 2012 at 9:41 pm

My mom is visiting and would love to meet you!


64 chris November 9, 2012 at 8:59 am

Tell her I would love to meet her too! In fact, I’ll tell her; it’s supposed to warm up so maybe lunch on the mall? We are going to the John Meacham book launch @ Monticello on Sun so maybe Sat?


65 KathEats November 9, 2012 at 9:42 am

They are leaving sat. AM…. But maybe a walk or coffee this afternoon on the mall?


66 chris November 9, 2012 at 9:55 am

Absolutely! Just emailed you both!


67 irene November 8, 2012 at 9:32 pm

I’m surprised the doctor did the shots when maze was sick. I heard that was a no no.


68 KathEats November 8, 2012 at 9:56 pm

She said it was fine given that it was just a mild cold.


69 Beth November 9, 2012 at 7:48 am

My kids’ pediatrician always postpones shots if they have a cold. I wonder why?


70 Lynn November 9, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Because of the autism scare I think. You are never supposed to get shots if the baby is even slightly ill.


71 Lynn @ the actor's diet November 9, 2012 at 12:55 am

So true! I am getting sick right now while filming and everyone keeps telling me take all these vitamins/supplements. My response is “I need SLEEP!”


72 the 3volution of j3nn November 9, 2012 at 3:31 am

Fresh pasta is worlds better than dry! Good menu change.


73 [email protected] November 9, 2012 at 7:53 am

Great idea adding the beans to the pasta and putting the pasta over spinach. Sounds delicious!


74 Kate November 9, 2012 at 8:08 am

The BOB rocks. I HIGHLY recommend the car seat adapter; a bit pricey, but totally worth it…and then if M falls asleep on a walk you can transfer him easily. I have the BOB revo single and the BOB Duallie. Best baby investments I ever bought. Oh, and with the carseat adapter, you get a tray…and you can hook toys on it too. I never took the adapter off my BOB single or double. They are great (Oh, and the console is really awesome to have too!).


75 KathEats November 9, 2012 at 8:20 am

Just bought it : )


76 Kate November 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm

You won’t regret it!!


77 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope November 9, 2012 at 8:29 am

That oatmeal is so fluffy! The peanut butter really does look like ice cream! Hah! :) Aw, poor Mazen with the shots. I’m glad that he was okay though!

Fresh pasta does taste totally different than boxed pasta. I like it though.


78 Carrie @ Season It Already! November 9, 2012 at 9:01 am

I love that you used your pasta as a topping to your spinach. Brilliant! I’ll have to try that. (Looks much prettier than regular pasta, too.)


79 Sara November 9, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Ugh, I hear ya…I had to nix my morning run today too after waking up at midnight all achy and stuffed up. Hope you’re back on your feet soon!


80 Joanna November 9, 2012 at 7:32 pm

He’s beyond adorable! I have a 3 month old and he’s growing like a weed! Which Bob did you end up getting?


81 KathEats November 9, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Rev CE


82 Laura November 11, 2012 at 9:48 pm

I was wondering how you got the whipped banana oatmeal in these photos to be so smooth? I have made them before, using your video, and they came out very well, but, i was just curious as to the difference.


83 KathEats November 11, 2012 at 9:55 pm

The riper the banana the better. And really thin slices.


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