Guilty Baby Fever.

Haven’t written anything here in a while, we’ve been moving into our new house and I’m loving it. But I need to write this down because I hope I’m not the only one who’s ever felt the strong baby fever I’m feeling these days.

Am I crazy for being slightly jealous when I see a pregnancy announcement? On one hand I wish I could get pregnant again right now and on the other hand I don’t want to entertain that thought at all. I know it’s an extremely selfish thought and I would not get pregnant right now because it’s not the right time. Plus I feel guilty for even thinking about it but I hope it’s normal to feel a little down for a short time after your baby is starting to become more independent. My boy is 7 1/2 months old now and of course that means he’s not really a “baby” anymore. And I guess it will be a period where I have to accept that the newborn (or infant or whichever term is correct) stage is over.

I’m loving what’s going on now, don’t get me wrong. The craving for another baby just comes and goes, probably because I know that we want more babies in the future so I’m just too early in my excitement.

I can’t believe he was this small not long ago ❤

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Just a ramble from a zombie mom.

So my baby is now six months old and I’ve never in my life felt time fly by as quickly as it did the past half a year. Every time I look at him now all I can think about is how big he’s getting and I never would’ve thought it would go by so fast. His first few weeks here with us are still so fresh in my mind. I wish I could go back and see it all again. Photos are not enough. I’m so proud of him, my husband and me.

He’s still a baby of course but he’s becoming more and more his own person. He’s teething so he’s been very fussy and he eats his hands. He doesn’t like any teethers I’ve tried giving him. I think I’ll have to buy a bunch of different ones and just place them all in his playpen with him and see if he chews on any of them. Because when his hands doesn’t do the job for him he gets super frustrated. He’s waking up more at night now and I’m a zombie. He also has started refusing naps during the day. He’s easier to get down for the night, but naps are a horror show. Earlier today I just lost my mind for a few minutes at that’s actually the first time that’s happened to me so far. I knew it would come, he he. I hope it doesn’t last forever. I haven’t had a full nights sleep in 6 months, I’m considering cutting my hair short because there is just no point in having my hair as long as I do anymore. It’s almost down to my hips. I always have it in a messy bun because: practical. But I’ll see what I end up doing. But despite this, I love being a stay at home mom. I’m so happy I don’t have to go to work and that this is my job. And it is a job for sure but I don’t want to be doing anything else.

Anyway..

I’ve been doing very well with the planning of our weekly meals lately. I absolutely love it. We didn’t used to do it like this before we had a baby. We just went with the flow. But sitting down and writing down a menu, searching through Pinterest for healthy meals and snacks, writing a shopping list and having everything we need for the week makes my mind at ease. It means I don’t have to do any grocery shopping alone during the week with a stroller etc. I don’t drive. So going with my husband and loading up the car once a week makes life simpler. We have definitely saved money too. I know we’re late to the party on this but you know. And I’ve never in my life before enjoyed cooking until I became a mom. I’m progressing more and more every day actually. I’ve added more fish to our diets and less red meat. I’ve gotten a huge craving for sweet potatoes so I always look for recipes with that in the ingredient list.

Today I’m attempting this recipe. On Monday I made this and it turned out so, so good. As I said in my previous blog post, I love Pinterest. It’s now my favorite website. I spend at least an hour or more there every day. I’ve made cooking a priority and I’m very glad I’ve done so. I always cooked before but it was just boring food. Easy pasta dishes etc. We’ve now cut rice, potatoes (except sweet potatoes) and pasta from our diets too. I’ve lost some weight from that.

That’s about all I can pull out from my brain today. Also, if you watch any shows you’d like to recommend to me I’d love to hear it! I’m currently only following Game of Thrones but that’s just once a week so having another show to follow would be nice. What’s your fave series?

Pinterest.

Lately I’ve only used my laptop for one thing: Pinterest. I have such a good time on there, I’ve never felt more inspired than after half an hour (or more) browsing through the organizing, decorating, baking and cooking tips. Check out my profile and if you follow me I’ll be sure to follow you back 🙂

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Not the Right Time.

So we tried solids (mashed sweet potato) for the first time on Friday and he refused it. He made a face that said “yuck, what the hell are you giving me?” We tried again on Saturday and Sunday but he still didn’t want anything to do with it. It’s alright. All I wanted to do was try and see if he was interested, he’s 5 months old now. And whenever he sees us eat he stares at us with curiosity. I assume he’s too young for now so I’ll wait a while before I try again. My milk supply is plenty and he’s never hungry so there isn’t a huge rush, really.

On another note, we came home from visiting my family on Thursday last week and I’m already homesick. We had an amazing time there and I’m so glad that my husband wants to move there in the future. Even though it might be a difficult thing to get together we will do everything we can to make it happen, with help from my family. They want us to live closer to them more than anything, of course ❤

When we were visiting them we had such good dinners every single day and it gave us a lot of food inspiration. I think I lost some weight while we were there, my husband did for sure. My mom makes this amazing broccoli salad. Raw broccoli, red onion, bacon and sour cream, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper mixed together. Ugh, it’s SO good and I’m making it today. It goes great next to any meat, really. Bla blaaaa, anyway.

I hope everyone’s summer is going by slowly and happily. It’s 25C here today and it’s a little too hot to get much done. I did the dishes (oh how I long for a dishwasher!) and I’m about to put on some laundry. Then I’ll cook and wait for hubby to come home. His leg is healed from the infection and he even climbed a huge mountain on his own when we were in Norway. I’m proud. Ok, bye!