Happy Tuesday guys! How was your weekend? We had a pretty sleep deprived weekend over here. I think Justin and I got a total of 9 hours of sleep all weekend between the two of us. Miles was running a high temp and feeling pretty crummy from Friday night through the wee-hours of Monday morning. So all weekend we gave lots of skin-to-skin snuggles, made many trips to the steam room (aka our bathroom with the shower turned on), and I swear he was nursing every 45 minutes – 1 hour…even through the night. It was exhausting. But it all paid off because by Monday morning he was almost 100% back to his normal self.
Now that I’m typing this I’m thinking of all the weekend things we had planned to do that we’re going to have to do after work this week. Things like, cleaning the bathrooms, grocery shopping, folding and putting away the 5+ loads of laundry I have sitting around, and looking into writing a will (something we’ve been meaning to do since Miles was born).
Needless to say we’re going to have a pretty busy week ahead of us. So instead of posting 3x a week like I normally do, you’ll most likely just see 2.
So what will today’s post be about you ask? It will be a weekend recap, giving you a more detailed glimpse of what went down at the Martin Homestead this past weekend.
Right from the start we knew our weekend was going to be a wash in terms of being able to check stuff off our list. Just like with middle-of-the-night nursing sessions, if you just accept that it’s going to happen and know that no amount of whining or complaining is going to change it then it’s a lot easier, and even more enjoyable, to do.
So while I nursed a sick baby and did lots of skin-to-skin, I also did lots of fever research to reaffirm my stance on fevers. We personally don’t treat fevers, we let them run their course, but when your little guy actually gets his first fever it helps to re-do some of that research just to put your mind (and heart) at ease.
This article, written by Megan at Living Whole, does a beautiful job at summing up why you shouldn’t treat fevers. Also, this book, that I read before Miles was born has a lot of great information about childhood illnesses and why most cases should be treated at home.
So while Miles’s fever was running its course, I was eating all the nutrient dense foods I could get my hands on so I could pass those nutrients to him (via breast milk) to help him battle whatever bug he had picked up.
- Sauerkraut (probiotics)
- Raw Garlic (anti-viral and anti-bacterial)
- Onion (anti-viral and anti-bacterial)
- Chaga Mushroom Elixir (high in antioxidants)
- Switchel (probiotics, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial) – get my switchel recipe here
- Bone broth soups & stews (loaded with vitamins and minerals)
- Smoothies with Camu Camu Vitamin C powder (this is the brand I use) and goji berries
- Supplements: Desiccated Liver (Vitamin A&D) this is the brand I use, Vitamin D (this is the brand I use), and Zinc (this is the brand I use)
I put a couple books in different areas around the house so if I get #snacktrapped for long periods of time then I can grab a book.
On Sunday Miles was noticeably better but still a bit under the weather so we did a little more moving around, went outside for some fresh air, and baked these delicious muffins from Lindsey at The Toasted Pinenut.
I was also able to place a HUGE amazon order that hit me pretty hard in the pocket but was incredibly necessary. We were running dangerously low on some must-haves like diapers, wipes, and my test strips. I also needed to re-stock our illness supplements (like zinc, camu camu vitamin c powder, etc). And since the total price was already a shocker, I decided to throw some fun stuff in my cart too, like this book for Miles (which I’ve heard AWESOME reviews on) to help teach him about why it’s important to eat healthy, and these silicone donut molds so I can toss my non-stick ones.
As for the week ahead, Justin and I will be running around like crazy people trying to get things done around the house. So the next time I talk to you guys will be Friday!
I hope you all have a great week and can’t wait to catch up on Friday. Thanks for stopping by the blog today!