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Journal: first day as “single” mom

okay, I’m not a real “single” mom because I have the most wonderful husband in the world who loves me and Sofia with all his soul. However, he had to leave us for a couple of months. It’s sad, I know… very sad, but that’s life and we know that this short separation (as many that we’ve been through already) only makes us closer to each other. So, yes, for now I’m a “single” mom, fortunately my mom is staying to help out. Three generations together for a happy life! 😉 Being positive is so important ALL the Time!!!

So, Star and his parents left yesterday morning. After feeding Sofia at 4 AM, I pumped to have some milk in case I don’t return before her next feeding


checking her out on the monitor. Love her sleepy face!

When I returned, she was still sleeping but just as she noticed my return, she woke up and requested “breakfast”. After feeding her and put her into sleep, I made breakfast. I’ve been wanting to try Tina’s two ingredients pancake for a while, so I finally made it. I used 1 banana, 1/4 cup pumpkin, 1 egg and 1 egg white. Whip all together and cook.


Top it with Almond Butter with Vanilla, accompanied by a earl gray tea with almond milk, latest favorite morning drink


unfortunately it didn’t came out so pretty. more practice is needed. Although I didn’t use any sweetener, I still find it a bit too sweet. Maybe next time I’ll use half a banana and more pumpkin.

The morning was spent in the nursery reading the six book about sleep


this one is recommended by a co-worker who has two sons and her second sons started to sleep through the night at 4 months! So far I like it a lot, maybe the best book I’ve read about baby sleep.

Then she woke up, diaper change is on call. Look these cute feet…


I’ve decided to make my meals more interesting… there are so many food combos that I want to try, so I told my mom I’ll prepare my own meals from now on whenever I can.

I made stuffed pepper


sautee 1/4 chopped onion with 1/2 cup of celery and 1 minced garlic, add 1/2 tbsp of tomato paste, cook 5 min, add grounded chicken breast and 1/2 cup of diced tomato. S+P and cook for 5 min until chicken is cooked. Stuff the pepper, wrap it with foil and bake at 350F for 30 min. Ready to eat! 🙂

Paired it with some steamed kabocha


while my mom and I ate, Sofia took a nap at the bouncer


so peacefully despite all the noise at the kitchen


Mom took a nap while I looked after Sofia who took some short naps and more nursing sessions.

Afternoon snack: Chia latte + almond orange tea cake



After I took the pic, I add 1 tbsp of almond butter. Delicious!

Just before sunset, we went out for a 30 min walk. At first, she started to fuzz and we were going to turn back, but then she passed out for a good 20 min nap.


and we saw few deers in our yard


After bathing her, “dinner” time. Look how much I’m leaking these days…


while I nursed Sofia, mom prepared dinner for me. The usual suspect because they ingredients were going bad, so I “let” mom cook for me again. 🙂


finished them all + a steamed corn (mandatory! ;))


I went to bed in the basement around 9:30PM while mom took care of Sofia. We’re rotating night shifts, I sleep from 9ish to 3AM, and after that mom sleeps until the next morning. This way we can both get solid 5-6 hrs. The first night worked well for mom, but I couldn’t sleep well…. I kept watching clock afraid that I’ll miss the 3AM alarm. I guess I’m adjusting to the absence of Star. Hopefully we get used to this new setting soon. 🙂

Q: What’s your favorite fall recipe?

Since I’ll be staying at home until mid-January and that I want to record the first few months of life with Sofia, I’ll try to write more journal-like posts! 🙂


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