Finally A Crawler.

Alright, guys, he’s finally doing it. He’s crawling! It’s a cute army crawl and he kind of crawls like a wounded soldier (hate to compare it to that, but it’s true). He crawls to things he wants like toys and mommy of course but sometimes he gets frustrated and puts his head down and pouts if we make him crawl to something. At least he can do it so that’s all that matters to me! I was vacuuming earlier and he crawled around the corner of the wall to watch me because he’s always so fascinated when I vacuum. It was so cute!

Another big moment that happened just yesterday was that he finally ate baby food that had chunks in it and didn’t gag! Woohoo! It’s a mac and cheese with little pasta pearls in it. He loves the pureed version of mac and cheese and when I tried this chunky one a week or so ago, he gagged and spit up all the pasta pearls and yesterday he ate them. So happy! I also fed him a piece of my English muffin and he loved it! I’ve really enjoyed my time with him yesterday and today. It makes me extremely sad to go to work tomorrow.

I was lucky enough to have an extra day off of work this week and I’m already 10x happier this week. It makes working the harder weeks worth it, I suppose. I had an awesome workout yesterday that I really wanted to try and do today at home but today sucked ass in terms of self motivation and I overall just felt like crap all day. I’ve had this lingering feeling as if I’m going to get sick but I don’t end up getting sick? I think it’s allergies honestly but it’s still a crappy feeling. I was exhausted all day today and when I tried to take a nap with Levi my Dexcom alerted me that I was having a low blood sugar so I had to get up from my nice deep sleep. This leads me to a small story time about what happened when I went to go treat my low blood sugar. I went and got a small apple juice and drank that and then I went to go have some leftover pizza in the fridge. I squirt what I think is ranch onto the foil and dip my pizza into it and take a nice, big bite. As I’m chewing I look down and think, “this ranch looks weird” and then I glance over at the squeeze bottle and see that it’s MAYONNAISE. Did you read that correctly? Have you gagged yet? It made me so nauseous for about an hour after just thinking about it. Actually thinking about it right now really grosses me out. So yeah, fun stuff.

I ate a lot of carbs today and I’m pretty mad at myself about it. I started my morning off right with a nice protein smoothie and then later got McDonald’s hash browns that I just seemed to be craving. Then I ate the slice of pizza and ordered Philly Cheesesteak for lunch which I didn’t even end up wanting because of the whole mayo fiasco but I ate my sandwich anyways (I ordered only a half so that’s not as bad, right? And I was too grossed out to eat the fries). For dinner I made garlic butter noodles. Even though it’s carby, it just sounded good after all the shit I ate earlier. Now that I’m typing everything out, I just want to barf. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. I’m sure it will be because I’ll be at work and I’ll be moving around and what not.

So yesterday after the gym I got into my car and saw the check engine light on. I drove home and right as soon as I got into my back parking lot, my car stalled and wouldn’t drive anymore! The gas pedal did nothing. Jesse was able to turn it back on after I had turned the car off and drive into the parking spot but UGH my car sucks right now, or has been for a while. We took it in today to fix whatever was wrong with it so I’m hoping I won’t run into any issues with it for a while. Anyone else waiting for their tax refund to come in? Sheesh. It’s like as soon as you get some money, shit hits the fan and you don’t even get to save any of it! I’ll be good though, it’s okay.

Anyways, I’ve got all my meals planned out for the week and I’m super excited for dinner every night! Sunday night I cooked the BEST dinner I’ve had in a long long time. I don’t usually eat steak or even crave it but I wanted a filet mignon with roasted asparagus and smashed roasted potatoes. It was delicious. I should probably share the recipe….okay if you’ve made it this far then I’ll just tell ya! It was pretty simple…

Get yourself some filet mignon steak. I had two and cut them in half since they were pretty thick. I seasoned with salt, pepper, and a little onion powder. I cooked them in butta baby! I spooned the melted butter over the steaks as I cooked them. I cooked them for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until I felt like they were done. Two were thicker than the others so I cooked them a bit longer. They came out perfectly and melted in our mouths! So delish. The asparagus I seasoned with salt and pepper and roasted for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Roasted asparagus is like CANDY! So so so so so good. For the potatoes I used gold potatoes (the cute small ones) and boiled for about 25 minutes or so until they were soft and fork could pierce through them and then drained them once done. I then placed them on an oiled baking sheet and smashed each potato with a potato masher and I melted butter in a cup and added pressed garlic and parsley flakes and brushed each potato with this deliciousness and broiled the potatoes for about 10 minutes, then topped them with parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and put it back under the broiler for about 5 minutes. Honestly, just go on Pinterest and search baked smashed potatoes or something like that and I’m sure you’ll find a recipe you like. I’m not a huge potato person and just typing about them makes me want them again. Mouth watering good. Have you ever cooked something and had it turn out so good that you wanted to make it again for everyone you love because you want to share it with them? That was me after I ate that dinner the other night, haha.

I hope everyone has a good week, my apologies for getting this blog post out a little late!

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