Mondays are always a little hard to face after having Matt at home all day on Sunday. We miss him! Knowing I’d be on my own, I prepped as much of breakfast in advance as I could – overnight oats plus programmed coffee meant no dishes to do (well, I did have to wash the coffee pot!) and no cooking.
In the jar – 1/3 cup oats, milk and yogurt, 1 small banana, 1 tbsp chia seeds, pinch salt and sunflower butter residue (not too much – this jar was well scraped!). I added about 1/3 cup Autumn Spice Granola this morning.
It was one of our coldest mornings yet! I am so not looking forward to freezing winter mornings, but I am loving these chilly fall ones : )
I’m learning how to make the most of naptime these days, and had everything ready to go to leave the house on a walk as soon as Maze was done with Second Breakfast (a little hobbit, he is!) I strapped him into the Boba carrier and called my mom on my phone. We walked for 50 minutes – quite the accomplishment!
Baby clothes love!
I had a few sweet potatoes in my pantry that needed to be cooked and put them in the oven before we started First Lunch feeding. By the time we were done an hour later, so were the taters (precious..) I just rubbed them in olive oil and salt and baked for an hour at 400*. We have 2 extra for dinner later this week!
Topped with pecans and buttah!
Salad on the side – hard-boiled egg, spinach, bleu cheese, pecans, avocado, olive oil, honey and salt. Loved all of these delicious toppings together.
And an apple – topped with THIS! I got a text on Sunday morning that there was nut butter waiting on my doorstep. What fun way to start the day! This might be my favorite Nutty Butter flavor to date! The texture is like cookie dough : )
I had the baby in his carrier and Country Living to read for lunch. So exciting to see Quinn Popcorn featured! I sell these delicious natural popcorns through my OpenSky store [although it’s been popular so bummer it’s sold out right now…I think Whole Foods carries it too]. My favorite is the lemon!
The only way I can get Mazen to nap is in my arms or in a carrier. Bouncing on the exercise ball with this playing is mandatory most of the time too. I am working to see if he will sleep other places. He slept for 20 minutes in his crib today after I rocked him to sleep for 20 minutes, but I would not really call that a success. He misses me too much to stay there any longer : )
Our afternoon was filled with nursing, shushing and some computer work during naps. But late in the afternoon we did manage a trip to Babies R Us that went pretty well. LOVE the Chicco Caddy – so convenient!!! And the purpose of our trip…..I bought the Medela Pump In Style. We gave M his first bottle the other night after I used my manual pump and he gulped it down in about 10 minutes. The thought that it took me over an hour to pump that by hand and it was gone so fast made me realize how much this was a need not a want, so off I went with a 20% off coupon in hand. [I sort of knew this purchase was coming, I was just avoiding it until I deemed it necessary.] I’d like to give him 1 bottle a day so I can get more sleep, so that means pumpking pumping once a day and an hour is a lot of time to take!
Later on, dinner was a glorious mushroom pizza packed with North Cove shitakes!
Also topped with our homemade tomato sauce and fontina cheese
And served with a baby kale salad topped with peanuts and Woodstock dressing
Hope you are all having a good week so far!