Thursday, April 24, 2014

BLW or Purées - Thankful Thursday

Hope everyone is having a great week! I'm just trying to make it through! My sister and nephew come Saturday and I couldn't be more excited! I miss them so much! And who couldn't use a few days off of work! Woo hoo! Come on Saturday afternoon! We know they are excited to hang out with this pretty girl!

So I need opinions and thoughts on doing BLW (baby led weaning) or purées! We recently started oatmeal to help with the reflux but I'd like to add in some more things soon. BLW just seems like the way to go! I am a little scared of choking. Any mamas out there done BLW? Please share you experience! Any helpful websites or books anyone recommends?  This girl loves her oatmeal! Makes me excited to start more solids!

Please share any experiences or thoughts! 

Linking up with Annette for Thankful Thursdays. Happy Thursday! 

1. Thankful my sister and nephew are coming on Saturday! I am in much need of some sister time!
2. Thankful I have a supportive and loving husband even though he makes me want to scream sometimes. 
3. Thankful for the time we've spent with Matt's grandparents and Kinley's great grandparents this past week. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

K's Easter Basket

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! I am super excited for Easter tomorrow and for Kinley to open her basket. Yes I know she could care less and will have no memory, but it is fun and mama will have lots of pictures to remind her! We have plans with the inlaws and Matt's grandparents should be in town at some point. Over all should be a great day! Here are the fun things I found to put in an almost 5 month olds Easter basket. Have a Happy Easter everyone!

Mam binkies that glow in the dark, (SCORE), bunny sleeper, cute bunny ears, Playtime with Humphry, Raz-Berry Teether, Aden and Anais Security Blanket

And the best wouldn't fit in the basket. 


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Too Much Cuteness

I don't even know where to start things have been so busy. Working full time, being a wife and a full time mama is a lot of work! There have been lots of thoughts running through my head lately that I have been attempting to sort out. It's been a long process! We have been having some issues with Kinley and shocker her sleep! We are pretty sure we are dealing with reflux and heartburn so we are also trying to sort that out so the little miss isn't in pain. I'm really not good with all this trial and error stuff. We went back to the doctor yesterday and she is gaining a little weight! She is still on the smaller side at 13lbs 4oz. Thankfully!! We are going to start a new medication because the Zantac was not working. The dr also suggested we start oatmeal to help with her reflux. I was very hesitant to start any type of solids before she was 6 months (we are approaching 5 months on the 27th), though I trust her dr 100% and want to do what is best for her.

We did some Easter pictures this past weekend so I wanted to share a few. She is such a serious baby it is hard to get a smile on camera. I swear the second she sees my phone she stops smiling. Serious or not she is the cutest baby out there :)

Hope everyone has a great Friday! I am super excited for next weekend! My sister and nephew are coming to visit us from Colorado! Can't wait!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WIAW week 1

Hi Friends-

I never popped back in on Friday after Kinley’s appointment because the day just got away from me as well as the weekend.Seems to happen every weekend. So in case you were wondering Kinley is 12lbs 12oz, 24 ¾ inches long. She is on the small side. Like I have mentioned before she is very inconsistent with her eating. The dr wanted to start her on Zantac after listening to all our troubles with sleeping, amongst other concerns we had. We talked about Zantac a few months ago though Matt and I didn’t want to go straight to medicine and wanted to explore other options. Nothing has seemed to work for us so we thought giving the Zantac a try would be worth it, in hopes she will start sleeping and eating better. We need to add some weight to her :). She got her four month shots and did really well this time. Only cried for a second until I was able to cuddle her.

We visited with some friends from out of town this weekend and ate lots of not so good food for us. We ate out twice in one day! Not sure the last time that had happened. It was fun and we enjoyed visiting with friends we don’t get to see enough of!

This week has been off to a tough start. Kinley has had a rough few nights which makes for LONG days for mama! The afternoons drag on forever! I don’t like to drink caffeine after 12:00 so staying alert in the afternoons is difficult.

I’m linking up with Jenn for WIAW (What I Ate Wednesday). It really is what I ate Tuesday since I type my posts up the day before. I didn’t take pictures of everything I ate due to trying to stay focused at work.

Breakfast started with overnight oats, inspired from peanutbutterfingers. I mix oats, chia seeds, a dash of cinnamon and enough skim milk to mix it all together. I put it in the fridge and let it sit overnight. In the morning sometimes I add a little more milk if it is too thick. Topped it with a mixed berries mix and you have it. YUMMMM. Super easy breakfast that I can grab and eat when I get to work while reading emails. This of course went along with a two cups of coffee and water.

My snacks are usually the same during the week since I bring my lunch to work. Pretzel crisps with a laughing cow light cheese. Today I was extra hungry so I added in a new granola bar I picked up from Target over the weekend. Very yummy if you are interested. I also got a oatmeal cookie one too. Haven’t tried that one yet, but this berry one is good.

Lunch was left over taco salad from dinner last night. I did not take a picture because I was too hungry and just didn’t think about it. Some days breastfeeding I feel I could eat a whole lot! In my taco salad was lettuce, ground turkey, refried beans, homemade Spanish rice, cheese, sour cream and salsa. It hit the spot. We also made some fresh mango salsa last night with the ninja. Very tasty.

I was really craving some Doritos so that was my snack. I didn't feel the best after them though. 

Dinner was Greek pitas with a side of Kinley :). They are so yummy! I loaded it with veggies since my day lacked in veggies. I'll have to do better tomorrow. 

I'm not having a snack tonight because I'm so tired I'm going to bed early when I'm done pumping. Kinley has had a rough two nights and we have been up a lot!

Happy hump day everyone! I am off tomorrow because Matt has training and I am so excited to spend the whole day with my little munchkin. There will be lots of snuggles!