Mums do not have the luxury of getting sick

Mums do not have the luxury of getting sick

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SHIT. What a week.

Monday started ok. Monday evening I started sneezing like a mofo. I was thinking to myself wtf, is it allergy season already (yeah, right this is Sweden and it’s snowing outside so no).

Tuesday I got signs of a light cold. NICE. Not.

Wednesday I was sick with a cold. Ok not anything serious and not fever luckily but enough to piss me off.

Thursday I wake up and I can’t move. Shit shit. My neck and my right shoulder hurt so much that I can’t even breath. How am I going to lift my baby and take care of him? “Nice sleeping position you idiot” I think to myself. I go and take a hot shower hoping it will soften up my stiff muscles. It helped a bit but not enough. I was almost crying. I said hubby to come home cause I’m dying. He did.  Ok great so now at least my son will be taken care of while I die slowly from pain.

Friday it was vaccines day. Poor boy got a fever. We knew it was a possibility so we were prepared. My neck was  stiff and I was in pain but LUCKILY weeks ago I had booked a massage appointment. What a fucking nice coincidence and a nice break I got.

Conclusion.

I didn’t die and no one really suffered but me. My son is fine and is always been taken care of but I realised that no, not anymore, I do not have the luxury to getting sick or getting immobilized for whatever reason. And it’s not like before the baby that even if I was sick I could crawl in under the blankets and wait until it passes. No. I hate being incapable of moving or taking care my son. It just sucks.

My friends said “Welcome to motherhood” (or parenthood for that matter)
#motherhood #parenting

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Introduction to solid foods for babies: Disaster

Introduction to solid foods for babies: Disaster

My dear baby is 4 1/2 months old and here (Sweden) they suggest to start introducing solids as of now. Not as a complete meal but as a way to get them to taste foods, especially vegetables. I personally think it’s too soon but nonetheless I did try to introduce him and this is how it went.

On the blog title I write “Disaster”. You might think that the whole introduction thing went really bad and baby didn’t want to have anything to do with it.

Actually no. The disaster thing goes to the mum. Yup all me.

I consider myself a descent cook but in this household it’s my boyfriend that does all the cooking or …to be fair… 90% of it. He loves cooking and he is very creative. I mean we are talking about Masterchef material here so who am I to tell him to stop?

However, I’m a mum now and I got this urge to contribute more to the kitchen. I have been binge watching Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay on Youtube to start  learning the basics.

The fact that I’m greek tells me that I should pay more attention to Greek/Mediterranean cuisine. And I do. I can cook nice greek dishes and Jamie Oliver often makes Mediterranean dishes so that’s cool.

I just need to polish a bit the recipes that I already know from my mum and aunts and also I really like the modern cuisine and how the whole Masterchef franchise has introduced, to me at least, a modern way to cook.

I can make a killer tzatziki, but that’s not enough.

Back to our subject. My boy and his solids. So I went to the store and I bought fresh carrots and potatoes. I boiled them and I used a blender to mix them. I made some carrot puree and some carrot and potatoes combo puree.

The carrot turned out fine. However, the carrot and potatoes turned out to become something that resembled more of a rubber than of baby food. Or maybe a sponge. And it got even worse when I put it in the freezer – you know in an ice cube tray to store it – and then took it out. That was a real sponge.

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Obviously I should have left some water inside the pot while I was blending them and not remove the water completely.  Right? But oh well. Better luck next time.

Some cook that I am that I can’t even make proper baby food. Sorry my little one. Mummy will try again.

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