"Bless his heart," Brewer always wakes up in a good mood sick or not sick. He’s had this nasty on-going cold for about a week now and his schedule is totally thrown off.
So my dilemma is this…should I let him sleep as long as he wants in the morning when he’s sick? I usually wake him around 9:00 a.m to get our day going. This is the latest I can let him sleep and still have him go to bed at a decent hour at the end of the day, but when he’s sick, I never know what to do.
Maybe I should just “give in” on this one and go with the “old school” advice of letting a child sleep whenever and for as long as they want when sick.
I’d like to hear what other mom’s do when their child is sick. Do you throw the schedule aside and let your child sleep as long as they need when sick?
(above flavors: green beans, blueberry, and yams)
I’ve posted in the past about making pancakes for Brewer. He absolutely devours them!!
I did a little experimenting and noticed that I can puree just about anything, and sneak it into the hot little cakes. This is a great way to add extra nutrition, especially if there is a specific item your child refuses to eat (for Brewer it is green beans.)
Here’s what I do:
I make the pancake recipe according to instructions, which you can find here. Then I substitute the mashed banana or mixed fruit puree for whichever flavor you are going for. Now that Brewer can have eggs I don’t really need the mashed banana, but if your baby isn’t of egg eating age yet, I would keep it.
Let me know if you have any questions!
This past weekend I attended a baby shower for a good friend of mine. I am so elated for her and her husband. It melts my heart to watch the way they look at each other when talking about meeting their son and reminds me that not that long ago, this was Jordan and I. Ahhh…these things always make want to have another baby.
Being part of the mother’s club is indescribable. I remember one of my friends posting “welcome to the mother’s club” on my FB wall after I had Brewer. That’s kinda when it clicked, I got it, I’m in! You get a glimpse of what this club entails during your first pregnancy. The moment after birth you are fully thrown in, ready or not. You start to see things through your own mother’s eyes. Suddenly every argument you ever had with her about clothes, curfew, boys…etc. makes sense. A piece of your heart is literally living on the outside of your body.
It’s amazing the instant connection you can feel with another woman, knowing that she’s a mother. She knows what it feels like to be last on the list, she knows how to appreciate silence, she knows what being tired really feels like, and SHE can take a shower and be ready for dinner, the park, or date night with the husband in 10 minutes. Above all, she knows unconditional love.
Wow…what a year! I can’t complain. Actually, I can’t say I’ve been happier:)
We survived a new baby, new jobs, moving, and had some fun along the way. I can’t wait to discover all the adventures 2011 has in store for us. I hope it’s not moving…haha;)
*Sorry I’m not organized enough to have these listed by month or any order for that matter, maybe next year…maybe.
I made Brewer these pancakes today using the recipe below. It was a great success! Instead of the mushed bananas, I used a mixed fruit puree (apple, pear, blueberry) I had in the freezer. I also used pear juice instead of apple.
I’m so glad to find a recipe he loves and I can sneak in nutritious ingredients:)
I skipped the rice cereal with Kayden but had already bought a can so I didn’t want it to go to waste and tried this recipe. They turned out really good, and she loved these pancakes. Kayden was a late eater (10 or 11 months) and started real solids (skipped purees) I can not even begin to describe how easy and wonderful this has been (baby led solids) but I AM NOT A DOCTOR JUST SHARING MY EXPERIENCE! So please don’t feed your 6 month old these pancakes:)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup baby barley cereal (or other baby cereal)
1 cup breast milk (or another liquid such as milk or formula)
1/2 cup mashed banana (or fruit of your choice)
1 tbsp melted margarine or butter (unsalted type)
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup baby oatmeal
unsweetened apple juice (about 1/2 cup) Use water if you prefer
Add cinnamon, nutmeg, dash of vanilla or other flavorings if you wish.
Mix all ingredients together and add enough juice to make pancake consistency. Cook on cook top in frying pan as with “regular” pancakes.
I almost always have pancakes in my diaper bag! Now I add purees like sweet potato or squash to them for some extra nutrition. These freeze well, so you can make a batch and have some on hand for a few days.