* Emily has been sleeping terribly for the past couple of weeks. Steve and I were getting up to put her pacifier in about 500 times a night. Not fun. So last night I broke down and read Ferber's book. Yes, I was so desperate for sleep that I was going to let poor Emily cry it out. What I learned from his book is that her pacifier (or lack of) was probably the thing that was waking her up multiple times per night and only allowing her to nap for 30 minutes. Last night we got rid of the pacifier cold turkey. I was sure we would be up all night with a crying baby but she only cried for about 10 minutes and then she slept- the.whole.night. And today she has napped for over an hour each time! Victory. (Knock on wood)
* We had our appointment with the craniofacial doc last week and Emily will soon be sporting a helmet. While it's not the best news, it's ok with us, we aren't that upset, and we are just glad it's something that can be fixed. The appointment was at Pittsb.urgh's Chil.dren's Hospital and it was heartbreaking to see little kids dealing with so much.
* Emily is loving solids and disco music. So far she likes oatmeal, avocado, pears, sweet potatoes, bananas and apples. Shake Your Booty is her favorite song. What can I say, she has good taste.
* I've lost 6 pounds in 3 weeks and I have pre-pregnancy jeans on today. Granted, they are the biggest pre-pregnancy jeans I own but hopefully I'll be working my way down to the rest of them very soon. I guess wei.ght wa.tchers really does work when you set your mind to it (also, not stuffing your face like you're still pregnant works too). I'm finding tons of good recipes on pin.terest (I'm obsessed, isn't everyone?) here are a couple of my favorites:
Protein Ranch- this stuff is awesome. It tastes just like ranch and it's only 1 point for a 1/4 cup, in my book that is aaaaamazing.
Cake with applesauce- sometimes I need dessert. I found these recipes for cake without using oil or eggs. 5 stars, all the way.
Cheesy cauliflower pancakes- we had these for a side dish one night- yum.
Zucchini tots- like tater tots only better for you.