Day 9

9. Favorite

may 9

My favorite small boy (my favorite large boy didn’t want to be in the picture…), recovering from our shared plague.

Day 7

7. Taken from above

may 7

This is the strawberry tart I made this weekend to share with Andreas’s sister and her husband.  It’s the first Danish cake I’ve made, and it was SO GOOD.  I was tremendously proud that I could make Andreas’s favorite cake all by myself, and I already want to make another one! (next time strawberries are on sale)

PS-you got a picture from the weekend because Theo and myself have fallen fantastically ill.  I had to call Andreas home from work to take care of us, which he did because he’s my superhero.  Hopefully feeling better by tomorrow…

Day 5

5. 4 pm

may 5

This was us at 4 pm.  I was feeling done with the day, as Theo was a fusspot from after his first nap, until bedtime.  But luckily, at 4 pm, I was blissfully unaware that it was only going to get worse from there.  We went to a friend’s place for a potluck dinner, to meet her sisters who were in town, and also some of her other friends.  It really was lovely, and I was so happy we got to go, but Theo hadn’t slept well, and had woken up from his last nap at 2:30, so by 6, he was DONE, and basically screamed every time someone looked at him.  Oh well.  All we can do is hope tomorrow is better.

And after four nights of him not eating at night, and me sleeping on the sofa, I’m reclaiming my space in the bedroom (the couch was getting a bit lonely, and starting to hurt my back) so I’m hoping the night goes well.  Andreas and I are switching sides of the bed, as he’s on night duty now (since he doesn’t have tantalizing boobs like I apparently do) so I’m looking forward to a night of, at least not standing up.  Whoo!

Day 2

2. Snack

may 2

These various bits of burger buns left over from dinner are destined to be my snack.  Or I might trade them in for a brownie…since the brownies are getting old and all…

But it’s a bit funny that today’s picture is “snack” and I’ve been thinking a lot about snacks lately!  I’ve been pretty dissatisfied with my body since Theo was born, and over the past couple of months I put on a few of the pounds I had lost, so I decided to start being a bit more mindful about my snacking and portion sizes.

And while I’ve been paring down (you know, from 8 brownies a day to 4…), Theo needs some bulking up!  He was born at over 9 pounds, but has since become a skinny, skinny boy (with a large, round, lollipop head).  The health visitor came by today, and she had some suggestions for us.  Basically, we’re night weaning, and only nursing 3 times a day, with 3 real meals and 2-3 snacks in between.  And suddenly it feels like, if Theo’s not eating, I’m busy making food for his next little mealtime.  But we’ll try it for a while, and see what happens!  We’re also adding extra fat to…well, basically everything.

To be honest, I’m not all that worried.  He’s a skinny little man, but he’s getting so active, curious, and really interactive that I know he’s getting what’s most important.

But who doesn’t want a little chub on their baby?