Teeth are a pain

It appears that my house and life is consumed by baby stuff.

P1070305 P1070304

And thats just the kitchen.

Last night, the baby woke up at 10pm! and didn’t finally settle until 2am. For that time period, he would wake up screaming, I would calm him, he would sleep for 10-30 (just enough time for me to fall back asleep) and then start the whole process over.

I tried to figure out if it was stomach related, diaper related, bottle related, then I realized it was his teeth. He is cutting three teeth right now! pool little fella.

baby2(NOT the baby Im watching, just a hilarious pacifier picture I found here.)

Needless to say, today was filled with lots of coffee, a few meltdowns (by everyone) and naps for two of us.

To celebrate surviving the day, I had these!

P1070306

Delicious!

Andrew and I are now watching Ice Age to relax before bed. Hoping and praying I get more sleep tonight. My meal selections have been absolutely ridiculous. (although carrying a 20 lb baby around is a workout!)

Just for laughs, because I need them!

baby

Question for you:

How many hours of sleep to you get/ do you require?

-I like to get 7-8 hours 😉

5 of the last 6

Today was a little bit of a break. The previous three days I worked, and now I will work the next two. So today was catch up with laundry, cleaning, and trying to be lazy. (It didn’t work. working 5 out of 6 days is a little rough)

 

h

But I wanted to tell you about the evil lurking around the NICU

 

cookies

They are everywhere!!!

At home, I don’t have cookies, cake, pizza, etc lying around, but when I go to work, it finds me!

donut_clock

This past weekend, there were cookies at a lecture during lunch, and then there were donuts on Sunday. I defiantly  wanted a few bites!

I decided instead to pop in a piece of gum, and read from my nook it did the trick! WAHOOO!!

gum wall

(I didn’t take the piece off this wall..haha)

Question for you:

What is your trick for staying away from certain foods?

How was your weekend?

Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

My grandpa turned 85 this week! I wanted to make him so cookies. I saw pecans, oats, and brown sugar and I was sold. They were delicious! (they are also a weight watchers recipe. SCORE)

Oatmeal Pecan Lace Cookies

Points: 2

Ingredients:

-1 1/4 c rolled oats

-1/2 c brown sugar, packed

-1 tsp baking powder

-1/2 chopped pecans

-1/8tsp table salt

-1/3 c butter, melted

– 1 large egg

-1/2 tsp vanilla

Directions:

1.) preheat oven to 350 and cover w/ parchment paper (I forgot this step and it turned into granola)

2.) Mix oats, sugar, baking powder, pecans, and salt

3.) add butter, egg, and vanilla to oat mixture. mix well

4.) drop tsp of batter onto cookie sheets and flatten each out

5.) Bake until edges turn golden 8-12 minutes. let stand for 2 minutes before removing.

Yields 2 cookies per serving

Temptation Island

I am NOT talking about the reality TV show, I am talking about the NICU

Today was my first day at work after deciding what to “give up” for Lent. (although I’m really not giving up anything. Unless you count cookies, cakes, candy, and computer time.)

Anyway, first thing I walk in this morning to find donuts in the nurses lounge. I’m not a HUGE donut fan (I mean, Ill eat them! haha) but they aren’t something I crave. But at 6:30 when you are tired, you will eat anything. I ignored them.

I ate a half bagel thin, PB, and 1/2 banana before coming to work. So I didn’t NEED anything.

Breakfast came around 10am: Oatmeal, cinnamon, and banana

While eating my breakfast, someone brought in cookies. COOKIES AT 10 AM COME ON!!!! They kept staring at me. Saying “just try a little piece”. NO THANK YOU. When I was done w/ my oatmeal, I left the lounge. Putting distance between me and the cookies. It worked.

Midmorning snack: cashews

Mom update: I talked w/ her this morning and she is sounding much more alive than yesterday. it must be all the yummy things I got her! 🙂

Everyday, I have to walk by the dieticians office to get to the nurses lounge. And you know what they have, Candy. LOTS OF CANDY! I see it everytime I walk to the lounge, office, or front desk. But today, I resisted all of it.

Lunch: Mini Lasagna Cups, sweet potato fries and ketchup, and pudding cup

Snack: Apple slices (I wasn’t even THAT hungry, but I knew I needed something to get me through to the end of my shift)

Dinner: Shrimp Pasta

Before leaving work: Got a call from Andrew’s doctor at 4:55pm. When I called at 5:05, it said they had left the office. If they even tell me he is positive for strep or flu, I might scream

Question for you:

ANy plans for this weekend?

 

HOLE IN THE WALL!

It’s time to finally fix the bathroom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  WAHOOOOOOO

Unfortuantly. I now have a hole in my kitchen wall to get TO the bathroom pipes. Hey. Those walls were up for a least six months haha.

(my dad has on his camo hat. Don’t judge. haha)

My dad and younger brother worked for about 5 hours and we are almost done! I also got to visit my favorite home away from home…..Home Depot haha. It looks like they will have to work tomorrow and then we can use the pink powder room again haha

(rewind to last night)

Last nights trivia, was a HUGE hit. Along w/ the cookies.

On to more important info. I hate text messaging (ok. no i love it) BUTTTTTTT it makes for the WORST conversation when you are trying to have some sort of communication with a new guy. Chris and I are having this problem.

I have had problems before. With friends. Ex boyfriends. Even my family. We all are sending a message, meaning ONE thing, and they take it in a totaly different way. What happened to calling people anymore??????

Oh well. We’re working on. Trust me. You won’t die if you pick up the phone and DIAL it hahaha

Question for you:

Ever had miscommunication due to text message, email, or facebook?

-It is really hard to communicate sarcasm, love, hate, angry, etc. on these forms. Sometimes you could meaning to be sarcastic and someone thinks you hate them. Or you are trying to be all lovey dobey and someone thinks your sarcastic. ITS NEVER GOOD.

Any Advice on communication issues in general? Like all you lovely married folks! haha You guys know the secret!

past few days + new recipe!

Hey everyone! I hope you are having a good weekend!

The past few days I have been relying on these

but so far today I have only taken day quill once 🙂 haha so I feel good. I actually slept much better too!

The day started w/ Andrew’s soccer game at 8AM!!!!!!!! I mean WHO THOUGHT THAT WAS A GOOD IDEA! haha.

Then I headed to the gym. I haven’t been there all week (don’t judge me!) I actually felt great, and I ran and lifted more than last week. Iguess my body just needed a break!

Tonight, I am going to trivia night at my old highschool. I made cookies. These are NOT healthy, except for maybe the eggs. And oats. Yep. thats it haha. BUT I got to use my mixer for the first time!

MONSTER COOKIES!

servings 36

Ingredients:

  •  2 sticks butter softened
  • 1/2 c white sugar
  • 1 1/2 c brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1tbsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c flour ( I added a 1/2 c more)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 c oats
  • 1/2 cup M&Ms
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips (or whatever you want)

Instructions:

-Preheat oven to 375

– Cream butter w/ sugar until fluffy.

– Add eggs one at a time then vanilla and beat

– Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add to mixing bowl and mix.

-Add remaining ingredients. (add more M&Ms and chips if you want. I did!)

-Scoop into balls of dough on cookie sheet and bake until brown (about 6 min)

– ENJOY

(this recipe was taken from The Pioneer Woman Cooks. I made some modifications.)

Christmas Presents

Today started out by sleeping in (won’t be doing that for awhile since Andrew will be on break. I started the morning w/ coffee and an egg/PB/Banana sandwich. YUM!

While wrapping, I had Pandora w/ the Bing Crosby Holiday. Loved it. Im sure people could hear me outside. I have a beautiful voice haha

I then got to packing.

 I loved this present! too pretty to open 🙂

And this was another favorite. (pssttt there are star wars pj pants in there haha)

On Christmas Eve, Andrew will be able to open the present with his pjs. Of course he wears them that night!

He will also be able to open the ornament. This year I made his by super glueing the pieces together of a small lego. Now I just need to figure out how to hang it on the tree……………………………haha

The little fellow only had a half day, so I picked him up and we made some cookies. I first made some Paleo cookies (I got some coconut flour!) The cream cheese frosting is not paleo. Andrew was my taste tester!

(did you spot justin?)

Here are some of the recipes we used:

cream cheese frosting
Paleo sugar cookies
sugar cookies
 

Im so excited for christmas! Now we are ready to go! Im a little bummed though. Tonight, there doesn’t seem to be any christmas movies on tv 😦

Question for you:

What family traditions do you have?

Getting ready for christmas

Today was extremely productive. I followed some awesome advice from these comments, and made some priorites. First up, THE GYM! (yep I made this my #1 goal today)

I then got a little pretty (sorry bad picture, i looked better than this picture shows I promise haha)

I then ran my booty all around St Louis. Target. Then to send out my christmas cards!

Arent the stamps cute!

Then I had to mix up some cookies for my mom. chocolate chip!

After licking the spoon clean, I headed to sports authority and to get something for my dad. It was a crazy busy day and this was all before noon!!!! So I was starving!

Lunch was finished in about 90 seconds and then I wrapped presents while watching The Santa Clause III….until I ran out of tape……darn it!

One of the last things on my list was setting the table for christmas. I will have to wash everything, but I just wanted to see how it looked put together

Not too shabby, but I have a few things in mind when xmas is over and they are cheaper! 🙂

~~~~~

Food Update: I did eat some sweets today, maybe Ill do a food blog tomorrow. But I ate alot better than I have been, so Im making progress. And I did 35 min on the treadmill (got up to a 9.5 speed!) and then did weights for 30 min. I actually had to tell myself to leave to get other stuff done haha.

Question for you:

What is your favorite Christmas movie?

-I am watching Elf right now, and love the Holiday and Love Actually. But my all time favorite is Its A Wonderful Life. I watch it every Christmas Eve.

 

Me day, turned movie day

Today was going to be perfect. I was going to take andrew to school, take a nap, run errands, go for a run while andrew was at soccer practice, and then watch Biggest Loser.

Well. Only two things happened. Andrew and I made pancakes and he was off to school. I slept till 10- IT WAS AWESOME!!!!

Breakfast was good o’ yogurt, strawberries, and granola. Delicious.

I then headed on the road to get some stuff done! And while on the highway, I get a call….I don’t know that number. (and usually I won’t answer) but I just felt like I should. And it was Andrew’s school. The nurse told me that his stomach was hurting and he had a headache. I figured it was from the cold that both of us had.

It is 12;15, and he is perfectly fine. 😦

 I think you just got played school nurse.

Anyway, so lunch time

Randomness of sweet potato fries, corn, and pita chips with hummus.

Of course I needed something sweet, so while Andrew and I watched Ice Age, I had some pudding with pecans

I then had to do something! I had to get SOMETHING done. And that included making dinner.

I started with potato fries and french fries

Basically, I got a huge bag of potatos from Sam’s and need to use them up! haha

Then it was Baked Macaroni time! (recipe to come tomorrow)

And of course cookies!

Dinner was quite yellow , but yummy……

Good thing the cookies have colored sprinkles 😉

Of course they had sprinkles!!!!!

So I didn’t get anything done outside of the house, but all the laundry is done and the kitchen is clean. And of course I have to work tomorrow, so the run will have to wait till thursday. 😦

~~~~~~

BUUUTTTTTTTT I have some good news! Heinz Ketchup is getting an upgrade! They have a new dip and squeeze packet!

Thank goodness- because you guys all know how much I love ketchup.

So now whenever I am driving, and I want to eat my sweet potato fries, Im in luck! 😉

Question for you:

Do you watch Biggiest Loser?

What is your favorite show that just started a new season?

I have a date with my bed

Yesterday I started feeling sick. I was able to take Dayquil and I would feel better for a few hours. But I have this head cold thing. So this morning when I woke up. I knew it was going to be a rough day. And I have a MILLION things to do!!!!!!!!!!

My friends are coming tomorrow, so I first started the day taking this guy to school

then running to the grocery store and target

I got this for A BUCK!

A big bowl for halloween candy!

and a few more halloween things. I LOVE halloween

For this weekend, I want to make cookies. So I had to get cookie sheets (can you believe I have lived here almost FOUR weeks and I havent made cookies yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!    thats crazy talk)

I am not a bad cook, but I also didnt have a fire extingusher for the kitchen. (I think every house should have one)

And all these things came with it. Now, am I really going to read the directions when my house is on fire?

I also got some flowers to make my house alittle nicer when the girls get here tomorrow!

I also found TWO steals at target!!!!!

I got this necklace for 7 dollars

And I got this for $3.24!!!!!!

I think I might wear this this weekend since its in the 50s

I will now be chugging this

And hanging in bed. (after I write this post, Im taking a nap)

I really should be cleaning. The girls will be here tomorrow!

Like tackling the top of the frig, where I put things that don’t have a “home” yet

well, im off to bed! I hope I can sleep this thing away!!!

Question for you:

What is your favorite holiday?

Do you look for steals? (and get so excited like me 😉 haha)