Trust me, it's the onlyyyyy waaayyyyy. We used to have waffles every. single. Sunday. Then this little nugget came into the world and waffles were forever extinct - or so it seemed. Between Santi's random feedings, and dirty diapers, and mommy's attempt to shower before church or even brush her teeth.... it has gotten a bit complicated! So, we've been sticking to muesli cereal for breakfast. Yet this Sunday, I was determined.
Waffles were going to happen, whether Santiago wanted us them to happen or not. Bring on: the Bjorn baby carrier, some singing and bouncing, and the quickest waffles I has EVAH created! & they were delicious. I just had to plate them, decorate the sweet squares, and leave them on my plate for 20 minutes while I showered and got dressed to leave. Cold waffles, you're better than no waffles at all.
You know what else is extremely complicated to do with a 5 week old? Cook. Cook anything. Or even washing kale is hard to get to at times. But, again, Sunday was a day of determination. If it meant I would make pizza in 10 minute increments with feeding breaks in between, I'd take it. and that I did. It wasn't easy, and there were some tears on baby's part - but not for long. Nothing like letting a baby scream just so I can grate some cabbage - not worth it! Put the grater down and love your baby, girl! It's hard to be to selfless sometimes. Anyhow, here's the sights + sounds of a Sunday of cooking!
And then the night got a little rough, but we survived. You know when baby is fed, clean and what you thought was well rested? They scream and cry, much like they would when they want to eat, but they refuse the milk? You rock and sooth them, walking around the living room, telling them all is well? They continue to scream and cry, you offer them food again, they deny their need for it? More screaming, crying, fussing, mom has to use the bathroom and can't do even that since baby is in so much need of a parent's embrace.
Then he slept. finally, praise God he slept. After much prayer, and baby finally eating a little bit, which usually works well in putting him to sleep, he slept for three hours, ate + was changed, then slept for three more hours, ate and was changed + slept for two whole hours. That's a very, very successful night of sleep, my friends! Mama and papa are full of glee! Look at this oh-so-darling chubby buns we've got!
The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know Your name put their trust in You, for You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.