Life has definitely changed in our little household since Sweet Pea made her arrival.
Luckily I've had my husband off work all week to help me, but today is his first day back and I'm worried that he's going to come home and find me covered in breast milk and Boo's lunch, wearing what I've worn since thursday. (Wait? I've been like that all week...)
For those of you wondering how Boo is doing, I would say she is adjusting as expected.
She has gotten WAY louder, and I find that she screams at the top of her lungs even when she is just playing. Not to mention she has refused to sit down and eat any meal, and today she told my husband he was 'Pissing her off...'
Luckily she hasn't taken her anger out on Sweet Pea, but instead her bedroom door, which she slams a few bazillion times a day. I swear she was two before the baby was born, and now she is 16 year old me. I'm almost tempted to take her door off the hinges, just like my mom did.
I'm just afraid to 'Piss her off...'
Luckily, Sweet Pea is one sweet and innocent baby girl. She sleeps a lot, and I'm not really sure how to handle that. I keep expecting her to wake up all the time, but she just continues to sleep. I pray it continues, but I'm expecting it to stop once the husband goes back to work...Did I mention I never slept as a child?
As for cooking and spending time in the kitchen, I haven't really done much besides making quick breakfast and lunches. I've had a wonderful bunch of friends who have been bringing me dinner since we got home from the hospital, and I don't want it to end. I'm considering paying them to bring me dinner every night.
I have however been craving chocolate like it's nobody's business, and I obviously blame it on the hormones. After giving birth, you basically go through 'that time of the month' symptoms times a bazillion. My husband can vouch for this because today I cried just reading stories to Boo.
Dang you Mickey Mouse books...So fllippin' touching.
I think I need a long nap and chocolatey cookie.
It's the right thing to do.
No Bake Dark Chocolate Almond Balls
Makes 12-16 mini balls
1/2 c. honey
1/2 c. Dark Chocolate Almond Butter (or homemade nut butter of choice)
3/4 c. brown rice crisp cereal
1/2 c. chopped pretzels
1/4 c. diced craisins
1/4 c. cocoa powder (could sub chocolate protein powder)
(Optional to roll balls in: shredded coconut, cocoa nibs, cocoa powder, grated chocolate, etc.)
1. In a microwave safe bowl, heat oil and nut butter for 45 seconds to a minute. Whisk together until creamy, then fold in the rest of the ingredients until fully combined.
(This will be an effort since it's pretty thick and sticky.)
2. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop mini balls and place on cookie sheet with parchment paper. The balls will be really sticky. To help with this, you can either roll them in cocoa nibs, cocoa powder, grated chocolate, shredded coconut, etc...
3. Place in the freezer for 10-15 min, then transfer to fridge and store in a covered plastic/glass container.
These have been a life saver! They are so rich and decadent, I almost feel like I'm eating a piece of Sees Candy.
Have a great start to your week! I'll be back soon with a new series of Toddler food! Can't wait to share the details!! :-)