You know when so much stuff happens all at once and you want to blog it all, but then you'd end up with some monster-sized post and think no one would really read to the end? And then to compound the problem, you use really long sentences like the one I just wrote? Okay, so I'm just saying up front, this is a long post because I have all of Sydney's nap time to write, and then after that we have many many errands to run...like grocery shopping because I have had to feed Sydney applesauce as her only fruit portion for the last two days since I ran out of pears and bananas. She likes applesauce, but I'm all about variety.
Did I mention before that Syd's eating solids? Yes, Sydney is finally on three meals a day. And, no, this hasn't made a bit of difference in her sleeping habits. I told Sydney about that whole "solid foods makes a difference" in sleeping, but she doesn't believe me. Actually, I suppose she is better about sleeping because she has seemed to figure out that I won't pick her up at midnight. No, no, I won't. It seems to help if Jason does the middle of the night soothing because she has figured out that he doesn't have what she wants (and what does she want? My little worker B's, of course!). But unfortunately Jason has had The Flu this week. Yes, That Flu. He even missed some work because he had a temperature of 102. Poor poor Jason. Even sick on his birthday. So he hasn't been holding Sydney too much so that she won't get sick. And miracle of miracles, Sydney didn't get sick and neither did I.
Anyway, Sydney is really loving her new foods. Rice cereal, bananas, sweet potatoes, squash (all in baby food form). She'd probably live off cheerios and those Gerber biter-biscuits if I'd let her. Especially now that SHE HAS A TOOTH. Tada! This little tooth threw me for a loop because it's on the left side of her mouth, and well, I've always seen new teeth on the right side (or center). But it's there. Yesterday we worked hard at documenting the event with a picture. The biscuits that she loves to munch on turn to mush on her face. Therefore, she's looking pretty gross. But hey, food is messy!
*Finally! There's the tooth! On the right (her left). Click image to appreciate the tooth in its full glory.
She's even drinking from a sippy cup! If only she would drink formula then I would be done with 'my job,' but she doesn't much care for formula (and I can hardly blame her; have you tasted that stuff? Bleh!). So, I'm still part of the feeding schedule four times a day. But four times isn't too bad. This new schedule has definite pluses, namely the opportunity to spend part of a day away from the sweet baby. Like Saturday...the first meeting of a cooking group my friends started.
Saturday, Sarah and Emily and I got together to cook our little hearts out. Emily picked the theme: Spanish cuisine. So we gathered in Emily's oh so adorable kitchen, and made a feast. Mediterranean garlic toast (mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, basil on toasted French bread--I made this--SO YUMMY!), dates with chorizo (I also made this...yummy if you like dates), toasted almonds with sea salt, gazpacho (soup served cold), chicken paella, patatas bravas (hot chili potatoes). And for dessert: crema catalana (like creme brulee).
It was just too much fun. Cooking, talking, discovering new kitchen gadgets that I must have. Bravo to Emily for coming up with the menu and recipes (five stars for you, Miss Sassypants!), and extra kudos to her for putting up with two sleep deprived women. Jason's Mom babysat Sydney while I was cooking up a storm, and when I called her later on, I could hear Sydney crying in the background. While it didn't bother me too much (or my MIL), my little Worker B's quickly realized that they had missed the afternoon feeding. As if they had been caught sleeping on the job, they quickly moved into Operation Rescue Feed so I had to get off the phone and employ a distraction technique. Look! Over there! Sangria!
Hey, whatever works.
And now I'm off to shop because I hear a little girl moving about.
Slan agat! (good bye!)