Stilettos and Diapers

2.05.2016

Baby Update: 5 Months Old!

Trying to not shed tears about my baby being 5 months old as of yesterday. I say it every month, but time is flying! We were just talking about the differences in first and a third born. This poor kid doesn't have much of a schedule and has no choice but to go with the flow. He napped in the school cafeteria today! 
5 Month Baby Update with Bella Tunno

5 Month Baby Update

5 Month Baby Update with sticker onesie
5 Month Baby Update
5 Month Baby Update

Bella Tunno Monthly Sticker Onesie


I'm not exactly sure how much he weighs, since there is no doctor check up at 5 months, but according to my postal scale, he's 15lbs 4 oz! This month, he has really started to pay attention to things around him. He loves to be in the highchair in the kitchen while I cook dinner and to watch his brothers play. He's "talking" a ton and it is the most precious thing in the whole world. If you are on snapchat (I'm stilettodiapers), you'll see a lot of his chattiness! 

In an attempt to get him to sleep better, we started rice cereal a couple weeks ago. I first tried it in a bottle with his night feeding, but he seems to prefer it out of a spoon. He loves it! Although, it didn't do much to help sleeping. So, I decided to give him some formula, just after he nurses at bedtime. He'll only take about an ounce, but it seems to help a bit! Most days, I feel extremely guilty for giving him any formula, since I nursed both the other boys 12+ months. But others, I feel like if it's helping us both sleep better, then who cares! 

We really need to transition (I think) out of a nighttime swaddle. Aren't you supposed to do that when they're getting wiggly? But back to that whole not sleeping thing...it's even worse without the swaddle on. So, if you have any tips for that process, I'd love to know them! 

Now do you see why half my Instagram feed is coffee pictures? Hehe.

Hope y'all have a great weekend! We're going to be cheering on the Carolina Panthers on Sunday! My dining room is all blue and white and ready to party. I can't wait to show you next week! 
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2.03.2016

Recipe || Smoothie Freezer Bags

Make ahead freezer smoothies and protein shakes. A quick, healthy breakfast!
I started making these freezer smoothie bags when I had a bunch of spinach about to go bad.  I always use spinach in my shakes in the morning, but it's a pain in the butt to keep fresh! Making these packs ahead of time has made mornings easier and allows the Hubs to make breakfast on the way out to work much faster. 

It makes most sense to use really ripe fruit, but you can use any that you have. 
Freezer packs for smoothies and protein shakes

I put 1 really ripe banana, about 1/2 cup of mixed fruit (strawberries, pineapple, whatever you have that needs to be eaten!) and then fill the sandwich sized back the rest of the way with spinach. It's about 1.5 cups or so. Smash out all the air and freeze! You don't have to make a ton of these at once, I just make them as I have the ingredients. 
Make ahead protein shake smoothie

Protein shake smoothie freezer baggies

When you're ready to eat it, add the following to make about 2 - 8oz shakes. 

1 freezer pack
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1 scoop protein powder (My favorite is this pea protein)
1/2 cup ice
1/2 - 1 cup liquid to your desired thickness (water, juice, milk or mixture of any of those)

Blend and serve!
Quick protein shake

You'll end up with a nutrient packed shake with about 15 grams of protein to kick off your day right and hopefully, way less waste in the produce department! 
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