Thank you - all the posts of your relationships with your mom were super helpful and helped me to gain perspective as well. It's something I need to do something about asap - been going on too long.
Nick likes giving the baby the paci, touching her feet, and patting her (sometimes a little too hard).
2 kids - a lil crazy!!! There is very little time to myself. A few minutes here and there. Right now, I'm getting in my workouts when Nick is napping but if Kara is up, it's a major challenge! And there are about 100 other things I want to do when I have time to myself. I'll be happy when I have the energy to get up and workout before Nick is up. I'm not there yet - Kara is getting up every 3 hours most nights to eat. I've been trying to go to bed early, but when Nick is asleep, I try to catch up on things. I'm sure soon enough I'll come up with a plan and make it work. I think I am going to try to go swimming on Friday for the first time - 4 weeks + 1 day. Moms of 2 - do you workout in the am??
Trying to eat well - most of my eating is on the go and eating whatever Nick doesn't finish. I'm trying to be vigilant so that I can lose this baby weight. I have jelly belly - I forget when that goes away but I was ready for that to happen yesterday! I don't want to be one of those people who keeps on the baby weight and just keeps adding to it. Still have 'Nick weight' to lose and now 'Kara weight' too. Hopefully with all the running around it won't take too much work?
Things I've tried lately:
Tried some HEAB oats for breakfast for Nick this morning -nice to have something done and ready to be served in the morning.
in fridge overnight:
1/2 c oats
1 c water
2 T chia
in morning added protein powder, pb and agave
Also tried and liked this recipe:
Bulgur Flat Bread
1/2 cup bulgur wheat
1 cup water
Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes.
2 TBSP flax meal mixed with 2/3 cup warm water (set aside while you get the everything else together)
2 tsp yeast
1 cup oats
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
When the bulgar is done, blend it in the food processor for a minute. Now put everything else in there and blend for a few minutes. The dough will come together, but it is coarse since it is a whole grain dough. With wet hands, form it into a ball and place in a bowl sprayed with cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm place to rest for an hour.
To bake, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet and form into the shape you want. I made 4 personal sizes. I baked them for 7 minutes, topped them and baked for another 15 minutes. I just baked the plain ones for 20 minutes.
Not so healthy:
Peanut butter cups
I used not only the graham crackers, but also crushed pretzels for a salty taste. And I skipped the 10x sugar all together and added agave to taste.
I've been eating alot of nut butter with amazing grass powder and agave in the morning, Luna Bars and whatever veggies I can get my hands on.