Batch cooking and the answer to all the crying

Oy. Last night was a doozy. Baby boy went to sleep at 9am, woke up at 12am and it took the husband 1hr to get him back to sleep, then at 2am, when I fed him and it took me 1.5 hrs to put him back down to sleep. Then he woke up at 6:30am, fed him, and back to sleep until 8:30am. I don’t like those nights, but as long as they are rare, I’m ok. This morning’s nap also took me an hour to put him down. We had no idea what was going on until I stuck my finger in his mouth–and there it was. A tooth was poking through his gums. Poor little guy. Just when you think you have it down, they throw you a curve ball.

Today’s workout was Mom & Baby bootcamp in the local park. Mid-day snack: avocado on brown rice cakes, cherry tomatoes, salt and pepper.


I also did some batch cooking this weekend:

  • Caribbean burgers (beef, jerk seasoning, spicy mango chutney, onion bouillon cube, egg, panko bread crumbs)
  • Hoisin burgers (I subbed out the onion soup mix for an onion bouillon cube with ingredients I can pronounce)
  • Quinoa with diced zucchini and raw basil pesto (I like to keep a batch of quinoa in the fridge–I add it to salads or eat it with some veggies and leftover protein for a quick meal)
  • Grilled sausage with arugula pesto (you can probably reduce the salt in the pesto)

For dinner, we had grilled halibut on a cedar plank, with a side of grilled peppers and portabello mushrooms. Yum! Now time for bed–hopefully the little guy will sleep through the night!

Anyone have any tips to reduce teething pain?

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