Friday, August 7, 2015

Cheerios, Chompers, and Crock Pots

Mason slept for 10 hours straight last night – from 6pm until 4:30am, then he nursed and went straight back to sleep! For the last couple months he has reliably woken up somewhere between midnight and 1am in addition to the 4am wake up, so yeah, I’m pretty excited that he dropped that wake up last night.

So here I am at 5 in the morning, feeling well rested AND chugging Cheerios like its my job:

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I have been finishing a box in less than a week – I can’t help it! It’s been over 8 years since I was able to eat Cheerios, so I guess you could say that I’m making up for lost time.

Also, breastfeeding makes me SO HUNGRY in the morning. Typically I have first breakfast around 5am, second breakfast around 6:30, and third breakfast around 9:30.

I can’t believe I’m actually blogging twice this week!

I’m finally getting to a place at work where I feel caught up. Balancing work and home has been really hard for me. But I finally found a rhythm of doing a few hours of work at night after Mason has gone to bed and an hour in the morning when I first wake up and Mason is still sleeping that is helping me stay on top of things. I don’t think it will always be like this, but for now it’s working.

Also working – poor little Mason’s teeth!

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Who knew growing teeth could be so hard?!

I swear this little babe has been “teething” for over a month now and still no chompers. He’s such a good sport though and smiles through the whimpers. I can’t even imagine what it must feel like to grow teeth.

And I had another Pinterest success – two in one week!

Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli from Creme de la Crumb

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So FREAKING GOOD AND prepared in a Crock Pot – my current favorite kitchen tool!

It’s easily adapted for gluten free, just sub out the soy sauce for Gluten Free Tamari, and double check that your beef broth is gluten free as well.

You will LOVE this recipe, the leftovers are even better the next day for lunch!

Alright, time for a quick shower before Mason wakes up and our day gets started. Happy Friday!