Tuesday, September 30, 2008

From one mom to another

Ok Girls. I am out of ideas, or just can't come up with any to begin with. I have been in a food rut for the last 3 months and am in need of suggestions. Can you food preparation specialists aka moms give me some healthy and fairly quick meal suggestions especially for breakfast and lunch? I don't cook much for either of these, but would be willing to (a little). Please any suggestions are great.

I also need suggestions for a baby that won't go to sleep all night. He is a great sleeper during the day; with only a few fussy times. But about 8:30 or so he gets wound up (crying) and we can't get him back to sleep until around 1:30 or 2:00 usually. Needless to say this is taking it's toll on Michael and I. We have tried several things; bathing, nursing, mylicon, swaddling, changing positions, tummy and back and side, Swing, bouncy, running water, we have even tried giving him a bottle(which he refuses to take any time) I keep him in the middle of the action all day, we start winding down, dimming the lights and all as we put the older brothers to bed around 8:00 and he is in our room at night. Anyway any suggestions are welcome. Do you think he has his days and night mixed up? and how do I solve that?


  1. I love all the pictures in the previous post. I don't know what to do about a fussy baby at night. I do eggs and occasionally pancakes in the morning. Smoothies are fun and easy too. Lunch I have no idea.
    I hope you are doing great!
    Miss you!

  2. We do smoothies for breakfast a lot. My kids love 'em. And for lunch we've been on a hard-boiled egg kick. Add some fruit and crackers, maybe some cheese, and you've got lunch! I send that in Darby's lunch for school quite a bit too.

    I can't believe you've got three babies and you're blogging so much! I'm so impressed! Hope Brennan starts letting you sleep more SOON!

  3. OK, haven't dealt with the sleeping at night problem in quite a long time, so no ideas there, only my sympathy! For breakfast for sure smoothies, keep a few peeled bananas and berries or whatever you like in the freezer and throw in the blender with yogurt, that way you don't dilute the flavor with ice! Granola, yogurt, and berries layered make a nice looking parfait. Lunch- do tortilla or english muffin cheese pizzas in the broiler, that can be pretty fast. Ok, out of more ideas now. Hope the sleeping gets better!