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Monday, September 21, 2009

Peas & Pac-Man

So this weekend, I finally made some homemade baby food - Go Mom! I made sweet peas and peaches. It really wasn't too difficult at all. Just cooked them on the stove till soft, (threw the peas in ice cold water to help soften the hulls), added a bit of water, whirred it up in the Magic.Bullet and VOILA!

I made this:

I have no idea why this picture refuses to be landscape. It is saved as landscape but weirdo blogger wants to reformat it for me.

And Miles made this:

He is doing SO good with eating. Just earlier last week, he wasn't getting the whole concept down of opening his mouth for the spoon and now, when you come at him, he "Opens BIG" (Mom repeats this over and over and over while feeding) and retains most of it in his mouth with an audible swallow. SO.CUTE! So for the next few days its oatmeal cereal for breakfast, chicken and peas (not mixed) for lunch and dinner! He is such a big boy I can't even stand it!

On Friday, for 10 hours, I made this:

It's a birthday cake for Stacey who was having a surprise 30th birthday party, 80's style. Her mom said I could do whatever, so thanks to some ideas on cakecentral, this is what I came up with. Rub.iks' cube on top, Straw.berry.Shortcake, and Pac.Man! I had made a SS figure out of fondant/gum.paste, but her head was top heavy and Thursday night fell over and broke. I was very sad because I worked several hours over several days to make her :( So I had to just print one out on card stock... Her mom really liked it and everyone was thouroughly impressed. I gave myself a good pat on the back for this one. I liked how it turned out, even though Dean said I didn't center the middle layer on the bottom one - and of course this is what I looked at all night long...that and my uneven Rub.ik's color squares...

Here's the fam rockin' to the 80's: Mom in her sideways pony, god-awful earrings, and hanging off the shoulder shirt. Dad in his AC/DC shirt ($4 Good.will find) and Miles in his...yeah supposed to look like some dude that Steph picked out from the 80's. He did have a headband on and Drew matched him...hmmm... hopefully she'll comment who they were supposed to be. What I really wish you could see is my LEGGINGS! They were so old school it was not even funny - they were white (wishing I could have found black for SO.MANY.REASONS) even with the little lace at the bottom of the legs! A good time was had by all. Stacey was truly surpised and I hope she enjoyed the party and the cake!

So I have been having milk.production issues as of late. As in, only like 2 oz per pump. Seems kind of pointless to me when I am not even making enough for one bottle....but after this weekend I am going to try even harder to get what little I am making into my little boy.

When he woke up from his morning nap on Friday, he had snot running down his face for the first time. Then he started this little hack, hack cough - like so pitiful it sounded fake. Called the pedi and the nurse said we could come in, but with him being so young, all he would suggest is home treatment anyway - humidifier at night, saline suction his nose. Call if something changes.

Saturday morning the snot was yellow. Call to on-call doc. Again, same thing. Was worried I would have to send the cake with Steph (and she was way nervous about cake travel!) and miss the party. Luckily it changed back to clear snot, so we were a go for the party. Just when I think I'm going to give up on the BF'ing, I have more reason to keep at it. We're getting into flu season around here and 9,000 people I know are sick with something. Miles needs all the antibodies and strength he can get for his little body so I will keep on truckin'.....

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9 nice things to say...:

nikki said...

Isn't making baby food easy? When you know he has no issues with certain foods then you can start mixing them. Blueberries and apples go awesome together. Just make sure you boil the blueberries a bit to soften the outside.

Melody said...

Woo hoo. I finally figured out that I can leave comments from my home computer! Sweet potatoes were Cutter's veggie of choice. I liked them too! Hang in there with bf'ing. I feel your pain.

On My Mind 24/7 said...

Love the pic of Miles eating his food! I can't wait to make my own babyfood too! The cake looked great!

s.e. said...

You are an inspiration. To know you have time to make your own baby food and a fabulous cake and still have time to attend a party, makes me think I may survive this parenthood thing.

You are amazing even if Dean thinks you make off centered cakes.

BrandiH2007 said...

Love the cake! And the 80s was totally off center any way so it fits the theme!

Good for you for keeping on keeping on with the pumping. I'm not sure if you drink a lot of caffine, but I know it can decrease your supply. Of course you probably already know that! I keep trying to think of things you may not have tried, but I'm coming up blank

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Beautiful Mess said...

Way to go Miles! Glad he's loving the food and such.

Beautiful cake!

Stephanie said...

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN! Born in the USA. Cake was so awesome & tasted even better.

Keep up the good work w/BF. Even if you can just do a feed in the am, pm, & when you are with him.

Stacey Queen said...

The cake was fabulous! We loved it and it was such a suprise. I was glad you could make it, we loved seeing yall.

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