I am back! Kind of...
Ben is now 12 days old and we are settling into life as a family of five. The transition went better then I could ever had hoped, Madeline and Owen are in love with their baby and Jon has been home full time since Ben was born which has been amazing. Usually I am ready for him to go back to work after about three days off, but this time I love having him home! He is going back to work part time this week (teaching summer school for the next 5 weeks) and I will be on my own with three kids- I am only mildly terrified about this!
In order to get myself back into a schedule of sorts I am back to planning my menus again. This past week we just made do with what was in the house. A good friend's mom sent over dinner one night, Jon's mom left the fixings for dinner when she was visiting for one night and we went to two cookouts so I only had to figure out dinner for three nights. This week I am back to figuring out dinner for seven nights, as well as breakfasts and lunches. At least Ben is easy!
granola and milk
cereal and fruit
yogurt and fruit
peanut butter and jelly
macaroni and cheese
Monday- sloppy joes and corn on the cob
Tuesday: pizza braid and carrot sticks
Wednesday: meatball subs and mixed vegetables
Thursday- macaroni and cheese from the freezer, hot dogs, and broccoli
Friday- loaded chicken nachos
Saturday- A birthday party for my friend's daughter who is turning 1 and then a bbq while we watch the fireworks. I'm bringing Pizza Dippin' Strips (I make my own pizza dough)
Sunday- hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill, corn on the cob
And the best part is since Ben was born I can eat a normal diet again, no more gestational diabetes!!!
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