For a while, Foxy had gotten down to one awakening a night. After months of her waking every 2-3 hours, I looked at it as a victory. Her waking at around 3am meant I could be back asleep by 315, which gave me another three hours of sleep before getting up for the day. Unfortunately, she has begun to regress a little in her sleep pattern. She is waking twice a night. The first time is anywhere between 11p and 130am, and the second is anywhere between 3am and 5am.
It goes without saying that I am back to being hella-tired. She is waking because she is hungry, so I figure that means she is not getting enough calories during the day. Her daily diet consists mostly of pureed fruits, yogurt and baby oatmeal. Dinner is usually a little more hearty, but she is usually sleepy at dinnertime and barely eats.
I decided today that I am going to have to make sure she gets enough calories during the day. Fruit and yogurt just isn’t cutting it anymore!
Tonight I decided to make baby a little “shepherd’s pie.” I think the mix of protein, starch and veggies will be very satisfying. I’ve never actually had shepherd’s pie, but I knew the gist of the dish so I whipped it up for dinner.
First I cooked ground beef. I drained the fat and used a paper towel to soak up the rest.
Then I added a layer of mashed potatoes. No, I didn’t make them from scratch tonight. I bought the refrigerated kind. *shame face*
Finally, I steamed a bag of frozen peas and carrots and pureed them. I set them atop the beef and potatoes.
I think it came out pretty good. In fact, I ate the same thing, pureed veggies and all (and it was only 11 points). Of course, I added more salt and pepper to mine, but it wasn’t half bad.
After Foxy’s first bite, she smiled and said “mmmmmm.” Unfortunately, she only ate a few bites before she started giving me the “I’m tired momma” signals. I’ve already packed her shepherd’s pie for lunch tomorrow. I’m sure she’ll clean her plate at lunch!
Do you have any ideas for calorie heavy foods? What sticks to your baby’s ribs?