|I'm 2 months and adorable!|
Audrey doesn't like the car seat, just like her big sister. She rarely makes it more than 5 minutes in the car without crying. This makes for very stressful car rides for me. Depending on the length of the trip, I pull over to take her out & calm her, hop out to try to soothe her with a paci,or just keep going and drive a little faster. Going to the grocery store can become an epic stress. We are driving 6 hours to Turlock this weekend and I am praying she will just sleep, because otherwise it's going to be a looooong drive!
Here are the girls in a rare quiet moment in the car (yes, I still rear face Juliet and will do so until 2 years...yes, I know she will be happier once she faces front, but I'd rather she stay alive than happy, so rear facing it is!):
Audrey is a healthy peanut, and weighs 11 lbs 3 oz (60th %) and is 22 inches (35th %). I told her ped that I only want to do 2 vaccinations per visit, despite there being 5 (5!) on the schedule for her checkup. I could see the doctor, whom I otherwise like, barely contain her eye roll at me. She probably figures I am some blind follower of Jenny McCarthy. Whatever. Would YOU want to get 5 shots at one time? I sure wouldn't, so why would I do that to my baby? I don't really care if it inconveniences the doctor or clinic for me to space out her shots. I'll take the eye rolls. My kid, my choice. Both my girls will be fully vaccinated, but the way I want to, thankyouverymuch.
This is what I fed my family for dinner last night. Frozen fish sticks and mac 'n cheese.
I am not proud of myself. In fact, I'm so ashamed that I almost kept it a secret. I am so tired by dinnertime that preparing healthy meals is just so overwhelming. Dinnertime also happens to be the most chaotic part of the day, when both girls are awake and Audrey is starting her evening fussies. I literally do not have free hands which is why it is so tempting to feed something out of a package. Even the process of cooking the fish in the oven was tough, since Audrey needed to be nursed and Juliet wanted to "help" by trying to reach into the oven, and so on. It's true chaos.
I need ideas for easy, healthy meals that the whole family will eat. I want to make healthy food a normal part of my family routine. It is very, very important to me, and yet I am really failing. I had no idea until I had kids how difficult that goal would become. If anyone has real, practical advice or recipes, I would love to hear them!