Uliana is in a growth spurt. Which means:
1. She eats every 1-2 hours.
2. When she is not eating she is either unhappy or sleeping.
3. By using the threat of constant crying, Uliana has managed to become an extra appendage that I seem to be always carrying around.
So, I am very tired to say the least. But on the upside I get to consume way more than my normal portions of food! On average breastfeeding requires an extra 300-500 calories a day. Considering that I normally get to consume about 2100 calories, it is quite a boon to my food consumption.
Regardless, I'm an experienced parent so I know that growth spurts only last 2-3 days which means that tonight or tomorrow night I will be blessed with a recovery sleep. In the meantime I get to partake in all the "new parent" behaviours without any guilt for my lack of sociability. (Top on my list was the fact that my hairbrush went missing for 2 days, I forgot a friend's name several times during a playdate, and I chose to ignore the sunny afternoon weather today since it was too much effort to organize leaving the house.)
Also, here is the cookie recipe that I planned on making yesterday, then again today, and now I hope that I will get to it by tomorrow. So the pictures will follow upon actually making the cookie (and it's a recipe I'm hacking together to fit our diet, so I wouldn't recommend trying it until I've posted a picture!)
Roll to 1 cm thickness. Cut out shapes, and bake for 12 min at 350 C (180F).
This weekend was busy with the Chinese New Year Parade in Victoria.
Family Day celebrations where everything required a line up despite the weather. We only waited 20 minutes to have Nikolai's face painted.