This poor, poor baby boy is getting so many teeth! In three months he got almost 12 teeth! He gets about one per week every week and is absolutely miserable about it. He is for sure my “worst” teether in that it seems like the teething pain bothers him more than my other babies. And that’s saying a lot because I’ve had my fair share of cranky babies!
Luckily I’m old enough and experienced enough to know these phases don’t last and so when I feel like I’m almost dead with lack of sleep I just tell myself, in two short, short years this little guy will be walking and running around, playing with toys, sleeping without breastfeeding, and I’ll be able to sleep more and everything about life won’t feel so limiting and scary and burdensome. Life with a baby and young toddler is brutal, when that baby/toddler is super cranky and clingy, but it really, truly is over so fast. Just yesterday Everett was an itty bitty newborn in my arms, learning to smile and coo and bat at toys hanging above him. And overnight he turned into this almost walking, learning new words every day, exploring, adventurous toddler! So by this time tomorrow he might be a four year old happily putting together a puzzle while I blog instead of glued to my lap.
My family’s very favorite meal is this teriyaki chicken recipe. This night I made it with some brown rice and lentils. I cooked the brown rice and lentils like the packages said to and then I sauteed some onion and added the rice and lentils. I added some chicken broth, salt and pepper, and garlic, and then I think that’s it! I let that all simmer for 10 minutes. I think I added cheese in the end for the kids. They liked it. Not as much as white minute rice (haha) but they did eat it. I made a boatload, too, and it was all gone within a week! Everett loved it the most. He loves rice dishes!