Phew…we made it through the first week of school and my husband going back to work. I even managed a trip to Target with the two little ones. This week more activities start. I hope the baby doesn’t mind tagging along with big brother and big sister.
I’m definitely still in the healing process. I’m almost back to pre-pregnancy weight. But I have a ways to go before I’m at an ideal weight. It’s frustrating to still have swelling and not even be able to get my wedding ring back on yet. I also feel like I have to start back at square one in terms of fitness. I’ve just started very slow walking on the treadmill. I look forward to being able to jog, lift weights and do yoga. But not yet.
I also have to stay focused on my nutrition. Since giving birth my iron levels have been quite low. So I am focusing on iron rich foods and will likely have to take a supplement for a while. I also have to get my thyroid levels checked soon to see if I need to adjust my medication.
I’m still adjusting to packing a lunch for my daughter every day. So far it has been pretty easy. I just have to be sure we have quality lunch foods on hand.
Meals are still pretty simple right now since I never know when I’ll have two free hands to cook. Plus we have a pretty busy week with two Kindermusik classes, dance and our first mom’s group steering team meeting. I should also get to the health food store to find my iron supplement. It’s also grocery week. I’ll just have to see if we can squeeze in a stop at the farmer’s market as well.
I have a few extras planned in the kitchen since we have quite a bit of milk left from last week and will be getting more today. I’m sure there will be some added on as the week goes as well since my son loves to bake with me when big sister is gone all day.
If you missed any of last week’s posts be sure to check them out – gluten free brownie mix, zucchini cake with two frostings and easy chip dip. Be sure to check back this week as there are more great recipes coming!
Here’s what we’re eating this week. How about you?
L – grilled hot dogs, french fries, beans
D – leftover souffle, milkshakes, fruit
*make ice cream, make yogurt
D – baked pork chops, baked potatoes, broccoli
*make gf bread, make mud balls
D – (prep ahead) – cp pea soup, muffins
D – (prep ahead) – cp roast chicken, mashed potatoes, peas
*make broth, make elderberry syrup
D – tacos/fajitas, applesauce
D – french toast muffins, sausage, roasted brussels sprouts
D – grilled brats, roasted potatoes, carrots
*bake TBD with my daughter