Well my cold frame now contains some delightful trays of fresh lettuce and my fridge is full of lettuce too…from my Dad’s batch, growing in their greenhouse. I decided to make a salad with several deliciously fresh lettuce varieties on a plate from an awesomely green sushi set that I got for Christmas from my little brother in law (perfect gift for me!).
This set had particularly cool plates. I love sushi dishes for everything. I use the sushi bowls for tea cups and the chop sticks for cooking. This set has a green glaze and we all know that’s right up my alley.
Now, remember how I was just saying that I make single servings of dressing for every salad because I’m too lazy to find a container to put more in? Well, my mom got me a Christmas gift from Pampered Chef to take care of that problem!
It’s a salad dressing mixer/container. Not only does it have a very nifty mixer thing (hard to see in this picture with the dressing in it however, cool none the less) but the sides of the container has multiple recipes for different dressings from Asian to Ceasar! Love it.
The rest of today was spent vegging, shopping, and trying hard to sleep. Avery had a very rough night last night and I sure felt wiped out this morning. So tired I felt like just crying. I have always had an easy baby so I never had those early motherhood rough nights ( I usually only got up twice a night) but last night I was up twice an HOUR because he would cry like he was really hurting. I know all of his cries and this one was from pain. I used the teething gel to numb his mouth in case it was that….I rubbed baby benedryl on his gums to ease his congestion from the cold he has but nothing was working. I noticed he was kicking a lot whenever he cried which used to be his signature ‘gassy’ sign but he hasn’t had gas for nearly two months and he was freely farting so I knew it wasn’t that. At about six thirty in the morning I figured it out….he is totally constipated. I didn’t think about it until then but he hadn’t pooped for days. The longest I’ve counted him going without pooping was four days but it seems like it’s been longer this time so it makes sense. All day, I tried different things to help him out like drinking orange juice, propping him on his belly with his legs folded underneath him and feeding him a lot. Hopefully it works, but he hasn’t pooped yet today:(
So here’s the little buddy sitting around and loving every second of it. He’s so responsive and fun these days.
Question: To all the mommy’s out there, what do you do to help your baby’s constipation?