Another week with L has flown by! He hit three weeks on Thursday but what’s SO hard to believe is that he will be one month old next weekend. I hate the fast passing of time because he is just so perfect and snuggly, but I am looking forward to getting his shots and getting myself back out into the real world a bit with the baby (and by real world, I mean 2-hour increments between feedings at fancy places like the supermarket and Trader Joe’s). Maybe I’ll be bold and even schedule a haircut for myself.
I read this post this morning on life with a newborn and it definitely had me laughing out loud because so much of it is true. While I do make sure I inhale food between feedings and diaper changes (breastfeeding hunger is no joke), I can definitely relate to the inability to get anything as simple as a phone call done. I actually keep making the mistake of calling people while breastfeeding. It seems like a great time to take advantage of a quiet baby, but those always end up being the times where he has bad gas pains or needs to get his diaper changed mid-feeding and has a mini meltdown. Most of the time, though, he really is the sweetest baby and a good sleeper!
Saying goodbye to our baby nurse last Sunday was not easy, but it ended up being a really good week with Matt home. After checking with our pediatrician, we decided to adjust L’s nighttime feedings to on-demand instead of proactively waking him up every few hours. It took a little adjusting and I’m definitely hyper-aware throughout the night now, but it really was a big help for me. Now, instead of feeding him twice in the middle of the night it’s only once. Then L sleeps through to 7 or 8. Crossing my fingers that this good little sleeper keeps up his ways!
In food news, I’m really slacking on promoting blog posts on social media so in case you missed it, be sure to check out Thursday’s post on baking and freezing cookies for the holidays. Trust me, it will help you plan out a season of stress-free holiday baking.
Still in Halloween candy overload? Here are Ten delicious recipes for leftover Halloween candy:
Heath Bar Blondies with Brown Butter Frosting (Heath Bars)
Sweet and Salty Candy Bar Blondies (M&Ms, Heath Bars & Reese’s Pieces)
Milk Chocolate Almond Toffee Cookies (Almond Hershey Kisses)
Peanut Butter Cup Heath Bar Brown Butter Cookies (Peanut Butter Cups, Heath Bars)
Salted Brown Butter M&M Cookies (M&Ms)
Sweet and Salty Party Cookies (Almond Hershey Kisses)
Chocolate & Peanut Butter Lover’s Bark (M&Ms, Reese’s Pieces, Peanut Butter Cups)
M&M Cookie Dough Cups (M&Ms)
Dark Chocolate Kissed Almond Butter (Dark Chocolate Hershey Kisses)
Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie (Peanut Butter Cups)
Now for this week’s updates:
Most popular recipe/blog post: Easy Low Fat Pumpkin Sheet Cake
Three favorite things I pinned all week:
Sweet Potato Bread Pudding with Marshmallow Topping from Rachel Cooks
Chocolate Pudding Slab Pie with Peanut Butter Mascarpone Whipped Cream from Eats Well With Others
Brown Butter Gingersnaps from Baker by Nature
I hope that you are all having a wonderful weekend!
Look at that sweetheart!!! He is so handsome! My little one turns two at thanksgiving and I just can’t believe it. I’m sure everyone keeps telling you, but make sure you enjoy every second…it goes by so fast! :)
And now since you have teased me with the Pumpkin Sheet Cake, I’ve got to check that out! ;)
OMG how is your little one two already? Thanks, Christina!
He’s just so adorable Lauren! Sounds like a lot of hard work but totally worth every second, and I’m sure you’ll be back to baking soon :-)
He is such a cutie!! I am expecting in March and am so anxious to be there now.
So excited for you, Emily! Hope the rest of your pregnancy is as easy as can be!
OMG how is it almost one month already?! I feel like I just got the email announcing his birth! It’s official: I need to get over to meet this little guy ASAP.
Awww what a sweet little man you have!!! He is such a cutie patootie!
Ahhh! He’s too much cuteness, I can’t take it!
Thank you so much, Sarah!
Glad all is going great and I hope he continues to sleep well!
Awww he is too cute!! So adorable!