My baby is a month old. I didn't plan on it taking so long to find some kind of routine. Part of this is because my second baby slept all the time and I was able to resume normal activities so quickly. Part of this is because my new baby ended up needing frenectomy procedures at 5 days old, my milk supply suffered and I didn't have any free time. When I wasn't nursing, I was pumping. When I wasn't pumping, I was changing a diaper. When I wasn't changing, I was helping baby go to sleep. When I wasn't rocking or soothing, I was using the bathroom and tending to my own healing. When I wasn't tending to my immediate bodily needs, I was trying to see my other two children, who were missing me to the point of my heart cracking inside of me. It was just a nightmare. I didn't think having my new baby would be so hard... I pictured a beautiful time of cuddling, nursing, and snuggling with all 3 of my babies. Not the tears, exhaustion and stretched beyond my limits that I experienced...
Anyway, that's a story for another time, one that I'm excited to share, from the birth to the postpartum, but for now, meal planning. Remember? I did it!! I planned meals and I plan on preparing them! Since the meals my father and mother-in-law made for us in the freezer have been used up, I'm forced to figure this stuff out! Even if it means chopping vegetables in the morning and trying to find as many slow cooker recipes as possible without boring my family to tears!
Monday: Frittatas (doubled the recipe to use up our spring oversupply from our chickens) and GF biscuits
Tuesday: Teriyaki quinoa, chicken and vegetables in the slow cooker (this is not an all day cooker recipe)
Wednesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli
Thursday: Baked swai, kale salad (mix from Costco), and steamed rice
Wish me luck this week - making dinner and caring for my THREE children now! And meanwhile, welcome our son, affectionately called Little Man until his nickname comes to him....