Sleep Training and Sesame Avocado Boats

Another day of Mom and Baby Bootcamp and it was HOT out! Burpees and bunny hops in 30C weather. Fun times.

I was at my parents’ for the weekend, as the husband was in BC for work. It helps to have extra hands to help out during the day with Baby Boy. Every time I go to my parents’, I seem to learn a new way to soothe him. My mom just seems to have the magic touch. So this weekend was no different. I learned a new way to hold him when he needs soothing, looking outwards and on his side. We walked around my parents’ garden and looked at plants and trees, and he loved it. Sleep time was pretty good as well, and I’m currently following the gentle method of sleep training from the Sleep Lady. I know that every baby is different, and not all methods work for all babies, but Baby Boy seems to be responding really well to this method. There were a few instructions that I avoided because I thought would be too tough to do, like not letting him sleep in the swing, or putting him down drowsy but awake. Once I tried it though, it wasn’t that bad, and the results have been really great. He slept all night a couple of nights ago, and last night he slept from 9:30pm to 4am, fed him, then back to bed until 7:30am. Not bad. And finally in his crib! I was getting worried, as he was outgrowing his bassinet fast. We’ll see how he does tonight.

On to dinner. I stopped by the fishmonger on my way home from bootcamp and grabbed some wild sockeye salmon for dinner.Β I made aΒ cumin and spicy mango chutney crust, alongside asparagus with a honey lime vinaigrette. I subbed basil in for the mint. Yum. We started off with sesame avocado boats as appetizers–so tasty! The boston lettuce leaves are so delicate and buttery you have to try it. This recipe was an adaptation of Kimberly Snyder’s lettuce wraps.

Sesame Avocado Boats

Serves 29696_1406062816

  • 8 boston lettuce leaves
  • 1 avocado
  • 8 green olives
  • 1 tbsp tamari sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

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Cut the avocado into cubes, place in a bowl and drizzle the tamari sauce and sesame oil over it. Fill the leaves with the avocado mixture, add an olive to each lettuce, and sprinkle with sesame seeds. That’s it! Hope you enjoy them.

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