Tuesday, May 13, 2008


By chance, I ended up stretching Charlie's feeding yesterday afternoon to close to 5 hours. He was ravenous, of course, but when he did get his bottle he took 6 ounces - much more than he was in the past. It obviously lasted him longer, too, and his next feeding (5 hours later) was 8 ounces. That got him all the way through the night! Yes folks, he slept from 11pm all the way until about 5am. Woohoo! This wonderful trend has continued today, roughly 4.5 to 5 hours between feedings, and 6-7 ounces at each feeding. Growing boy!

Roman is also starting to eat like a pig again, which means yet another growth spurt is coming. He had 2 lunches yesterday. I gave him a hot dog, crackers, cheese, and a Go-gurt. He devoured it and asked for an identical lunch. I gave him everything but a second Go-gurt, and he ate that all as well. Wow.

For dinners our struggles have minimized for now. I am trying much harder to cook things that Roman will accept. He has stated he likes ground beef, so I got online and got a bunch of casserole ideas. I also pulled out some old classics from my mom such as "Mac-and-Cheese with hot dogs casserole" and "easy goulash," as well as cooking up ye ole Hamburger Helper. I also made my very first grilled cheese sandwich last week. Yup, you read it right - I have NEVER cooked a grilled cheese sandwich. I had to call Doug to find out how to do it! (I knew it needed butter, but I didn't know if I had to do something fancy with it.) I didn't like them when I was little, and then... you know. Anyway, here's proof that it turned out good!

To go along with this, I finally bought myself a nonstick frying pan. When we married 8 years ago, Doug insisted on the fancy all-stainless steel cooking set (read: not nonstick). I warned him then that I preferred nonstick for so many reasons, the main one being I tend to burn things! I finally decided that after suffering for 8 years, I could spend the $20 and buy a darn nonstick pan. And oh, it's so beautiful!

1 comment:

Sheryl said...

no grilled cheese!? Try it with ham next time... mmh.. yummy!!
Welcome to the wonderful world of grilled sandwiches;)