Every pregnancy is different. Every baby is different. Every child is different.
These are things we hear as moms and expecting moms, and while true, it doesn’t necessarily sink in until it’s experienced. At least for me it didn’t until my second precious daughter came along.
My dear Lily has done her best to make a distinction from her big sister since day 1!
Her sister was born before her due date, Lily was born a day late. Her sister was very active during the day but slept like a champ at night, whereas Lily was incredibly mellow during the day and sleep was definitely NOT in her vocabulary. Her sister has always been pretty good about eating and trying a mix of fruits and vegetables, and that Lily isn’t having it!! HA!
She will eat fruit (not all of them) and not touch a single vegetable, and (like her father I’m told) boycott most everything that’s placed in front of her during mealtime. It’s frustrating to say the least, but this mama has options with the help of Happy Baby’s Clearly Crafted™ Pouches!
This means beautiful blooms, allergy attacks, unpredictable weather, baseball season (Go Giants!!), and of course, the yearly race to get swimsuit ready.
Did anyone else kinda cringe a bit at that last one?
I’m not thrilled with where my body is these days, but If you’ve followed me for any length of time you’ll know that I’ve been trying my best to remain consistent in my workouts. Not just for pool days, but to establish and maintain a healthier lifestyle in general and set a good example for my girls.
One area that is a struggle for me is snack-time. I want something easy, quick AND delicious, and I usually have a craving for something sweet. ‘Healthy’ isn’t always the first requirement, when I’m scrambling for something at the last minute, but I’ve finally found a great option with VitaTops™ MuffinTops!
We’re a few days in to the New Year and I feel like it’s finally sinking in.
Sure my Christmas decorations are still up (I can’t be the only one, right?), but my hubby and I did some goal-setting and planning, our daughters are bouncing off the walls, and I feel like a stuffed pig from all the holiday food I devoured! Everything is right with the world. 😉
As fun as it is to indulge in all the some of the goodies, feeling like a stuffed pig isn’t actually the long term goal. Lol. So I went grocery shopping and did some quasi-meal planning to make sure we re-establish some healthy habits!
Thanks to Post® Shredded Wheat, I tried a new recipe for homemade snack bars and they turned out great!