Hey guys! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. I worked so my weekend was yesterday and today. I spent all of yesterday with Liam. He had his 6 month appointment and the little guy is 27.5” and 17 lbs 3 oz. He’s getting so big! I’m probably going to be saying that for a really long time He got shots which is why I didn’t bother taking him to daycare. The last time he had shots he was zonked for two days so I just kept him instead. Sure enough, the little guy got a fever and slept off and on for most of the afternoon.
He recovered quickly this time though and was back to playing like normal by around 4.
I’m on a new schedule called a Panama shift where I work 12 hrs shifts but only 2 or three days at a time followed by two or three days off. It still comes out to 80+hrs every two weeks but a very much rearranged 80ish hrs. This schedule does have some ups and downs. The days I work I barely get any time with Liam. He’s usually about ready for bed by 7 PM and that’s when I get off. So I basically come home and do his bedtime routine (he won’t let Dad do it yet) snuggle him and put him to bed. I really have to fight the urge to wake him up so we can play. Most of my days off land during the week which is good and bad. I can take my time in the morning playing with him (he’s happiest at the start of the day), drop him off at daycare around 10-11, get errands done and then pick him up around 5ish. So it’s a trade off of getting a lot more done but losing out on some time with the little boy. Ah well . . .
Let’s talk food. Like I said before, I’m working 12 hours shifts and anyone who has worked such long hours can attest to the munchies they bring on. I’m not sure why but I pretty much just want to eat and eat when I’m on long shifts. Maybe it’s because I’m tired too? Anywho, I’ve been trying to take better quality snacks to work so I one, don’t raid the snack bar and two keep milk production quality up. One snack that fits the bill is greek yogurt. So here’s my new favorite snack.
Peanut Butter Mousse
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1/8 cup peanut butter
- 1 Tbsp Honey
Then melt your peanut butter and honey and stir them up together. I did this in the microwave for about 20 secs. Then whisk them into your yogurt.
For some reason, melted nut butter whisked into the yogurt really fluffs it up. The chia seeds just take that to the next level by thickening it even more. I actually took the recipe and quadrupled it for a bulk container of yogurt and then just scooped from that the whole week. It worked out perfectly and all that extra sitting time made it uber thick.
If you want to make it a meal, I highly suggest granola and chopped apple on top.
Alternatively, you could make it dessert and whisk in some cocoa powder and mini chocolate chips. Enjoy and have a great day!
Do you have a little one? Do shots knock them out?
Any favorite snacks you’d like to share?