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What Have You Accomplished?

These days just getting out of the house is an accomplishment for Emmett and I. BD is breastfed, with breastfed babies you have three options, one is that you can feed exclusively from the breast, the mother can pump (express the milk from her own breasts) and feed it to baby via bottle or the third option is a little of both. We’re of the little of both camp, however, the majority of the time E eats from my breast.

So in order for us to get ready and out the door we have to run through a checklist of tasks before we’re actually ready to go.

  1. Make sure the diaper bag is stocked full of diapers, wipes, a change of clothes (or two) and a toy or two.
  2. Make sure all my stuff is together and ready because once E is in his car seat, we need to go go GO! He is not happy just sitting in it.
  3. Feed and burp E, ensuring he’ll be satisfied for hopefully 2(ish) hours.
  4. Change E’s diaper.
  5. Put E in his car seat and MOVE!

I realize that might not seem like a lot but it takes quite a bit of time to do tasks 3 and 4 and since they’re most important, you really can’t rush them.

Once we were all set to go, Emmett and I ended up going out and running some errands because mama was getting stir crazy and needed to feel the warm sunshine. I went to Dibella’s and grabbed a yummy sub for lunch, then we headed to JC Penney’s where I tried to exchange a shirt my husband had been given but they didn’t have his size in the color he wanted, so that was bust. I also filled my gas tank, which wasn’t fun because of the crazy high gas prices and then ran to Wegmans for a few things that we needed. It felt really good to get out and bop around after being stuck in the house all morning.

His shirt says “Handsome Like Daddy,” it really is true too! 😉

For dinner tonight hubby made us Cheddar Bacon Ranch Chicken Pasta. It was absolutely amazing!  Seamus is an outstanding cook to begin with so I had no doubt that this would be good, but it was out of this world!

It makes about 5 or 6 servings depending on how much you eat and is about 15 PointsPlus (I’m following the Weight Watchers PP program). It is pretty high but there are plenty of changes you could make to make it lighter. We did use less bacon than the recipe called for, only 4 slices versus 6. We used a different type of pasta but this is all about preference and we also only used half a packet of the ranch mix and it was plenty. I also probably should have added in some sort of vegetable but Emmett was being a fussy-pants right around dinner time so I was content to just eat.

I should also mention how obsessed I am with caffeine-free Diet Pepsi right now, but only directly out of the can and ice cold. I’ll drink it in a glass with ice but it is not my favorite way to have it. I might be strange but there has to be someone else out there who prefers to drink their soda directly out of a can or maybe even directly out of the bottle!?!?

So… what have YOU accomplished today?

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