We were all up at 3am last night!
Me with the little one.
Matt because one of our employees called in that she had a crisis and couldn’t do sweets, so he went to work at 3am (just 2 hours after going to bed himself!)
And my Mom because she was G-chatting me from PARIS where she is vacationing with her girlfriends!
When I finally did get up, I had coffee waiting in the pot. I grabbed a quick shower and put baby in his crib. We are still practicing getting to like our crib! Today he slept in it in the morning for about 20 minutes total – a record! I think he is warming up to it. (I’m reading The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems and LOVE it. It’s one of the best baby books I have read yet (the best perhaps?) Easy to understand, well written, organized and advice that seems sound and based on lots of experience.)
I didn’t get too much of a naptime break, but Karen came over this morning to help out. When she arrived, I made a fast breakfast.
I had plans for Frenchtoast but decided to have American toast instead since it didn’t involve dirtying a pan. (Or perhaps this is English toast?!)
High Five topped with Barney Butter, pumpkin butter, sliced banana, chia seeds and coconut. Plus lots of milk in my coffee for extra protein & calcium.
Karen and I alternated baby care and working in the morning and watched Call The Midwife while I fed Maze. We both love the show! Especially just having had a baby – it’s so relatable. I also had a tile guy come to repair our shower – the soap shelf fell off last week, leaving a gaping hole in the wall! We’ve had to shower downstairs since. What a pain! But the best news is the repair is DONE and only cost $68!
I made us salads piled high with leftover brussels and sweet potatoes, pecans, gorgonzola dolce and sunny side up eggs
Hunka hunka bread on the side
My friend Lara came over in the afternoon to bring dinner with her son August. M had a breakdown while he was feeding (a first – it was at the end) while they were here. Lara was finally able to silence him with some swift experienced mom moves – I was impressed! And while Lara held the baby, I made a quick snack – pear and trail mix.
The dinner she brought over was fabulous! Piled high with real food and flava.
Sweet potato + black bean tostadas/burritos. She grated a sweet potato (brilliant!) and cooked it with beans, corn, corn tortilla pieces (I believe!) and Mexican spices. We piled that on whole wheat tortillas with salsa and lots of shredded cheese and baked it in the oven for about 15 minutes, until the cheese was melted. Meanwhile, I mashed an avocado with 2:1 greek yogurt for a delicious and nutritious cool topping. Cilantro and spinach for garnish!
I like to eat this with a fork – I eat off the topping – and when the toppings are low enough to make a burrito, I roll it up and eat the rest that way!
Thank you Lara + August!
I love that when Matt has been at work all day the last thing he wants to do is cook dinner – he just wants baby time! And when I’ve been home with the baby all day, all I want to do is cook dinner! I happily cooked and cleaned the kitchen solo while they kept me company.
With both were craving something sweet, so I made milkshake mashes for dessert. This is just about half a cup of Breyers Vanilla mixed with half a cup of milk mashed into a milkshake. A sprinkle of granola or tsp of peanut butter takes it to milkshake extraordinaire level!
This post has been sponsored by Mazen’s First Crib Nap!! YAY!