I’m back, Im back! Changed my browser to FireFox – and we are up and running (blogwise any ways!)
I feel like Ive been gone for ages!! Its so busy at the office, was hoping things will calm down in Dec, but alas its not letting up yet! Perhaps after next week!
Little Jessica is doing so well! 6month weighin: 7kgs, 68cm. She cut her first 2 teeth a week after her Christening (2nd week in Nov) and has now been chewing her way through everything!! 🙂 Only put your finger in her mouth if you dont value a finger tip!! Getting her to smile for the camera, well its a challenge! Doesnt stop me from trying!
I do have an allergy concern… her sinus is not going away, and her chest is all ‘raspy’. Been to the GP Dr, was on antibiotics, Nebulizing with saline… got Rinex from the pharmacy, which is now clearing up the nose – but the chest is another thing. Taking her to the Paed tomorrow – cant go on like this! Although I have a suspision it might be the CAT(hair)!! Dont know what to do if it is…
Eating is going very well, so well in fact she doesnt drink half as much milk as she use too. Again I dont know if I should worry? Yesterday as example, she had a bit of milk at 05h30 (boob +/- 60-100ml), porridge at creche @ 08h00, refused to drink anything, had lunch (veggies) @ 12h00, fruit @ 14h00 and only drank her 1st bottle @ 15h00, only had about 150ml. When she got home 17h00, offered her some boob, which she drank eagerly. Dinner was a bit of veggies& fruit. Last bottle @ 19h30 she again only drank about 150ml… I dont know if she’s simply not thirsty, is there more teeth on the way or is her throat perhaps sore with the snots going on? Another thing to ask the paed!
Talking about eating – she is eating really well! She still loves her butternut, sweet potato, gem squash and babymarrow. In the past 2 weeks introduced a bit of chicken (pureed – recipe below), hubbart sqash, broccoli, cauliflower and fruit! And yes she eats it all!
I actually got the chicken idea from a Woolies Baby Food tub (yes, I did buy her that ONCE!) ITs chicken mixed with sweet potato, onions, carrots, butternut, tomato & what ever else they had in it.
Woolies Baby Chicken & Veg ‘Rip off”:
1 x cubed chicken breast
a bit of olive oil (or spray & cook)
about 1 tspn finely chopped onions
1 tspn tomato puree
1/2 grated carrot
a bit of water and parsley.
Lightly brown the chicken & onions in the oil (can even just use a bit of spray and cook – so it doesnt stick!), add the carrots, tomato puree, water & parsley and cook untill the chicken is done. (takes about 10-15min all in all) .
Once the chicken is cooked and cooled, puree with a blender. You can can use the ‘pan juices’ for a bit of moisture. It doesnt go superfine, but its perhaps a good thing to if you are trying to move onto ‘rougher’ textured foods.
This I divide into single portions of about 1tspn, and freeze.
For use: defrost (sic) and mix with veggies, a spoon each of butternut, sweet potato, babymarrow and/or broccoli. You can add your kids favorite veggies! It does taste lekker, tried it myself! 🙂
Mommy wise: still breastfeeding for now – dont think it will last much longer! I still have milk, but not nearly enought! Takes 3 days before I can express enough for a full(ish) feed… Recon by Jan that will be a thing of the past! Still proud that I kept it up this long, especially while facing the challenges of not being able to express at the office…
I have managed to GAIN all the weight I lost post preggy…all 6kgs of it! Luckily not the preggy weight yet! Im very disappointed in myself, but know where Im making the mistakes! My plan/ last resort is now to go see a dietician, so we can get rid of these rolls in a healthy and proven way! We are going down to Ramsgate in March, and I would like to be a bit lighter by then!! 🙂
Work is still hectic.. we will probably keep working till the 23rd, then be on standby for the week between Xmas & New Years. Im looking so much forward to a bit of quiet time – hope its DEAD quiet then!!
Anyways – let me get back to work… Bleh…
Have a fantastic week!!