Family homeschooling, thrush, and successful homemade pizza

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1. homeschooling successes

Miriam can find Waldo. All credit to her, and to Grandma who introduced Miri to the Where’s Waldo book. Last night she also had much success with the Highlights version of this game, and seems to finally be old enough for some of the stories and activities in the magazine. Bodie’s teaching addition and subtraction, and we’re also learning about color patterns using these big blocky lego things.

2. thrush

We’ve got it, or at least James does. I hear it’s really hard to get rid of? How bad is this going to get folks? So far, we’re all fine, James is taking medicine and I’ll eat some extra yogurt or something.

3. family time outside

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and some good ol’ fashioned patriotism
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My huge baby, a few favorites, and weekly meal plan

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week in review

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big grumpy baby

1.  My huge baby is huge. At his one month check up he’d gained just about 2 lbs above his birth weight, some of which he lost in those early few days. He’s sleepin’ great (I highly recommend letting your child cluster feed all evening… as annoying as it is, I get to sleep at night!) and we love discovering new things about him every day. For example, I now know that when he won’t eat and starts to flail around and punch my chest, it means he wants to be burped.

2.  Blogging looks a little bit like this:

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what? you don’t usually blog while nursing and eating cold oatmeal?
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Bedrest, burgers, and baby’s first ornament

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Saturday

Healthy foods! My OB wanted me to start eating healthier, so I sauteed some chicken breast and put it in one of those southwest salad packs. It was actually delicious, and we will likely be having this again. Unfortunately my healthy eating kick sort of dwindled this week as other health problems popped up *spoiler alert: I’m very, probably, totally fine* and I am glad to have a chicken over salad dinner “recipe” that we all like in my arsenal.

Sunday

Got very dizzy and short of breath in church, and had to stay seated most of the time since I was afraid I’d get worse and pass out. Made it up for communion and then dodged out of there before I got too bad to drive home. Made it home, and Bodie came down and got Miriam and I out of the car. Laid around trying to recover, but had several more dizzy / short of breath spells and so Bodie ordered some take out for dinner.

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Happy Chanukah, pregnancy challenges, & our suppers this week

Happy Chanukah!

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Yes we are Catholic, yes we celebrate Chanukah. I grew up in a Jewish / Presbyterian household, and then converted later (which you can read about here), but still took a few family traditions with me.

So we had a lovely family dinner with my parents and grandparents, latkes, brisket, the works. Miriam loved it, she was fascinated by the lights and the new Chanukah books that magically appeared on our living room table.

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Our weekly suppers, a hospital overnight, and a meal planning printable

What’s for supper this week? Thank you to Simcha Fisher for hosting this lovely weekly collection of dinner ideas. We had a crazy week which involved a hospital overnight, but I did not have to run to the market in the middle of the week, and I am still loving our meal planning technique.

So starting with last Friday since that’s where we left off… we celebrated the Feast of St. Augustine! Augustine of Hippo is one of my favorite saints, and he is Bodie’s patron saint. Since he is from Northern Africa, I chose to make one of their traditional desserts (according to wikipedia), of seasonal fruit, honey, and then we added yogurt.

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