Monday, March 25, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
She is on a two hour schedule. She wakes up, eats, and then plays until it has been about an hour since the beginning of the feeding. Then she goes to sleep, and wakes up after an hour. Usually. Sometimes she is a champ, and sleeps in the moby wrap while I am shopping for like, two hours. Or sometimes she doesn't go to sleep at all between meals.
She is now too long for her newborn-sized sleep sack, and wriggles around so much in the night that often she is not where I put her down, or has managed to get one arm out the top or bottom of the swaddle.
Evie can roll over! Only from her stomach to her back. This started on Wednesday (the 6th), after a few days of "practice," where I helped her get the roll started. This is exciting and bad at the same time. Exciting because she is growing and learning new things. Bad because she is developing a flat head but can now escape from tummy time. I'm really puzzled about the flat head... she does sleep all night on her back, and occasionally goes in the carseat, but most of the day she is being held. Poor flathead baby.
She still loves to eat her hands, and anything that gets near her mouth (table edges, mom's hands and arms, bibs, blankets, shirt collars, washcloths). She also smiles, a lot. It is terribly rewarding. I love it. Though, I think she saves most of her smiles for me and her dad, because around other people she is still sort of somber (does that mean she is an introvert?).
Happy 12 weeks, baby girl. We sure do love you, more and more every day.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
You guys, I love arugula. If there is a dish with arugula on a restaurant menu, you can be sure that I will order it.
Yesterday I made a salad from a Pinterest recipe, it had arugula, mango, avocado, macadamia nuts, and a tangy dressing. I liked it so well that I made a variation if it for lunch today. I did not have another mango, so I subbed an orange, and the only avocado I had was mashed, so I just mixed it into the dressing.
Here are the details:
2 large handfuls of arugula
1 handful macadamia nuts
For the dressing:
(measurements are approximate, I just eyeballed it and seasoned to taste)
Olive oil (3T)
Cider vinegar (1T)
Dijon mustard (1t)
Black pepper (dash)
Garlic powder (dash)
Lemon juice (2t)
Orange juice (1t)
Avocado, mashed (1/2)
Cut the peel off the orange, then cut it in half and slice the halves. Use any juice left on the cutting board in the dressing.
Whisk together dressing ingredients in small mixing bowl. In a medium mixing bowl, toss the arugula in the dressing (I only used half the dressing).
Divide the dressed greens between two plates, top with orange slices and macadamia nuts. Try not to gobble it up too fast.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Our days of fancy restaurants with special Valentine menus may be over for awhile, as people probably wouldn't appreciate a crying babe driving their romantic dinner. So this year we opted to stay in said "double" with my parents.
My mom made steak and frites, and I made hot fudge sundae cake for dessert. I gave everyone a bag of treats with dove dark chocolate, sour grapefruit balls, and cinnamon hearts. A also got a Wii game. He brought me some beautiful pink roses and dairy free chocolate (which he went to three different store to find, thank you A and Trader Joe's! ).
It was a more relaxed day for sure, but lovely all the same!