Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pediatrician Update

Connor's doctor's appointment on Monday went well. However he didn't even take the bandage off to look at his hand!!?? He just kinda peeked inside thru the top. His hand is looking better than before tho. It's starting to scab over so that's good. Hopefully we'll get to go to little gym this Saturday.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Breaded Chicken Breast

This has been SUCH a crazy weekend! For starters it was mine and my Husband's one year anniversary!! =) So we got a friend to babysit for us, cleaned up the house and got dressed. Not even 10 minutes before we were about to walk out the door, Connor gets a hold of a candle from the bathroom (I was sure he couldn't reach, I was very very wrong). He's standing there holding it and screaming because the jar is glass and HOT. So I start to run to him and before I get there he sticks his hand down into the flames and wax and it starts pouring all over him. This is by far the most traumatizing thing I've went thru as a mother. I run up there and knock the candle out of his hand and then I just freeze. I'm crying, he's crying..and I'm just horrified that I left a candle where he could reach it. If it wasn't for my husband screaming at me to get some ice, I'm not sure how long I would have stood there. Once we got it iced down and cleaned up it really wasn't that bad, a tiny little blister. He was up and playing almost immediately so we figured his hand just got into the wax, not the flame. After I scrubbed most of the wax of him, the floor, the wall, the sink, a basket....and more, the babysitter came and I told her what happened and we left. We went out for sushi and to a comedy club. Awesome time, especially since we haven't been out on a date in almost 8 months. But...theres always a but right? We get a text from the babysitter saying his hand is just getting worse. She goes ahead and lies him down to bed and we head home to check it out. Once she leaves, we go check on him. We were very very wrong about the wax only thing. He had three huge blisters and his had was bright red. So we loaded up in the car and headed for a night in the emergency room. It actually went pretty fast, they popped the blisters and wrapped his hand up. We finally head off to bed and when we woke up, more blisters. I call the nurses line and they said just to keep it wrapped. I don't know if you've ever tried to keep a full hand bandage on a 15 month old toddler...but it's not easy to say the least. First off, I'm no doctor, so after a few trips to CVS we finally have all the stuff we need and attempt to re-bandage his hand. I nor my husband have any idea how to do this, Connor's screaming the entire time and won't let us touch his hand, he's moving and keeps giving me a look that makes me want to throw all the bandages away and cuddle him. Once we do get it wrapped, it only stays on for about two hours before he's ripped it off, or soaked in the dog's water bowl, or stuck it in a stinky diaper as I attempt to change him. Plus it's got to come off at night and bath-time. We've made him an appointment with his pediatrician on Mon., I keep you posted on how that goes. However before all this crazyness happened we made chicken for dinner. =) && I would like to share the recipe with you. =D

This is dinner for 2+ a toddler

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
an egg or 2
salt & pepper
seasonings that you like (we did some spicy Cajun)

First mix breadcrumb, salt, pepper and seasonings in a bowl

                                                            Then beat an egg in a bowl
Dip chicken into egg then seasonings
Make sure its all the way covered. Wrap in foil and grill =)
It will need to cook for like 15-20 minutes
All done!! We also made some barbecue chicken (recipe by request)

Well it's finally Sunday and this crazy weekend is almost at an end. Have a good week. =d

Friday, July 8, 2011

Butternut Squash Puree

This is great for babies of all stages and ages, from start to toddler-hood. It freezes well and mixes with so many different things, peaches being one of Connor's favorite. =)

What will ya need??
1 medium size butternut squash
A pan coated in cooking spray
An oven heated to 400 degrees 

The first step is getting everything ready. As with all baking, it's much less stressful if you already have everything out (make sure to start the oven). Get your squash out and rinse it off. 
Place it on a cutting board.
Starting at the top, slice the squash right down the center to make two halves.

If you have a bigger squash this part can be difficult, I usually have my husband do it. 
Then your gonna need to remove all the "guts". I actually use a pumpkin carving scoop because it works so well. But anything will do, a spoon, an ice cream scoop...finger. =)
What you end up taking out should look like this.....
And after it's all cleaned up.....
Then place the halves face down in your greased pan and put in the oven for about 55 minutes. If you have a bigger squash you'll want to leave it in there longer. The softer it is the easier it's going to be to work with. 
You'll also wanna get a fork and poke lots and lots of holes in the skinned side.
After it's done baking.....
Now if your feeding this to a new solids eater your probably going to wanna toss it in the blender. However if you little munchkin can eat some more chunky food (and you cook it soft enough) you can just used your finger to squish it up. Messy, but fun for the toddlers to help with.
A recipe that Connor really seemed to like was peaches && butternut squash. 
2 cups peaches
1 cup squash

Happy fourth of July!!


I hope ya'll had a great weekend and such. We went to Patriot's Point, which by the way had awesome fireworks! Speaking of fireworks, I'd don't know it anyone was lucky enough to spend the fourth in New York City, but the bit I saw were gorgeous! 
This was Connor's second Fourth of July, however this is the first one that he actually got to see fireworks, & do sparklers. =)
The kids really enjoyed the fireworks.