Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Recent happenings

Today I'm spending my day off with my little girl.  Unfortunately we had to start the day with two shots at Reese's 9 month well baby visit, but she handled them like a champ!  She also had to have her big toe pricked to ensure her iron levels are good which they were.  She didn't even react to that one!

My little gal's growth is right on track & she's right around the 75th percentile for everything. Hop over to the kiddo's blog to see her exact stats. We're changing up her feedings as of today & dropping a bottle & upping the ounces so that she'll now be drinking 3 8oz bottles a day.  She'll continue her solids 3 times a day as well as finger foods whenever & a sippy cup of water to get used to using a cup.  Exciting stuff, I tell ya!

If you like tea but want something cold to drink during the heat of the summer, you should try the smoothie I made this morning which I nabbed from my Food Network magazine.  Blend around 2 cups of strong tea with 1/4 cup of honey, 1/4 cup of almonds & ice.  Deee-lish!

I blended my smoothie in my new NutriBullet which I picked up last week.  We've been drinking our breakfasts since with 1/2 greens, 1/2 frozen fruit & 1/4 cup nuts or seeds.  We throw in hemp seeds for some fat & protein & goji berries for antioxidants.  It's a good way to start the day with a lot of fruits & veggies.  I'm going to stop breast feeding in a few months so I'm also trying to change things up since I'll be burning a lot less calories when I stop.  I haven't been to the gym since my third trimester of pregnancy with Reese so I've gotta get back on that train too.

We also had Reese dedicated a couple of weeks ago too which was really nice.  Our church doesn't baptize which is different from the way Mike & I grew up.  Our kids do have God parents though which isn't traditional for our church.  Reese's dedication was a lot later than Cameron's because we wanted to wait for Auntie Erika to come down from IL since she & my brother are Reese's God parents. 

In other news, we're just waiting on our final approval for our house in order to set the closing date.  Our financial guy said we're on "easy street" now but until we sign on that dotted line, I won't relax! So, that's what's been going on over here!  Right now I'll just wait for my little pumpkin to wake up from her nap so I can enjoy the day with her!  Hope you're all having a great week!
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  1. How well do those smoothies keep you full in the AM? That is my biggest problem with breakfast.... I am STARVING by 10am and I even eat protein! How many calories do you think your smoothies have?

    Hey, you should have an "Ask the RD" post on your blog! I can come up with lots of questions :)