emmysnacks

I live in southern New Hampshire with my husband, 2 year old son and 4 year old bulldog. I'm trying to find my way while doing the stay at home mom thing..

I like cooking, wine and reading. I'm always on the look out for new recipes and books to read.
Look what I just saw out our kitchen window. #NHlife

Look what I just saw out our kitchen window. #NHlife

1st 1/2 marathon done! I got a much better time than I expected, but am paying for it today. Ouch. Maybe I’ll just retire while I’m ahead.

1st 1/2 marathon done! I got a much better time than I expected, but am paying for it today. Ouch. Maybe I’ll just retire while I’m ahead.

allthewineplease:

curtncurly:

beloved-ofthewoods:

megrock:

archangelsky:

Skinny Apple Mug Cake

Lemon Cloud Mug Cake

Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake

Cookies and Cream Mug Cake

Red Velvet Mug Cake

Candy Cane Mug Cake

Smore Mug Cake

Pumpkin Cinnamon Mug Cake

Coffee Cake Mug Cake

+more

Important

Much importance. High level of import.

I LOVE a good mug cake. Making that pumpkin one immediately after I get home tonight. 

paging @rosa-parks-was-arrested-4-thot

(I tried to take a few pics out, so it’s not a mile long post, but apparently I’m not that good at internetting ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ )

Plans

I just got my final email for my first half marathon on Sunday. Things are getting real. A little too real, I want to vom.

I just got my final email for my first half marathon on Sunday. Things are getting real. A little too real, I want to vom.

My gardening team is out in full force today.

My gardening team is out in full force today.

Cam’s Halloween Idea’s

Everyone has started asking Cam what he wants to be for Halloween, and out of nowhere he’s started saying a Bruins Bear. He and Dada are going to be Bruins Bears and Mama is going to be a raccoon, a nice raccoon.

What the hell? Do I really have to dress up like a raccoon on Halloween to make my 2 1/2 year old happy?

It worked! Cam slept!

My pediatrician recommended that as soon as Cam wakes in the night, I go in, spend about 5 minutes comforting and reassuring him, then tell him I need to leave, but that I’ll come back to check on him in 5 minutes.

I thought there was no way in hell that would work, but decided to give it a try. When Cam cried at 1:40am, I went in and rocked him (his request) for a couple of minutes, then put him back in his bed. When he said the dreaded “Now you sit right there”, I told him that I needed to check on Pup because she wasn’t feeling well, but that I would come back in 5 minutes. I was shocked when he said “Ok Mama, leave the door open, and you come back”.

He instantly fell asleep when I left, but I waited the requisite 5 minutes, then went back in his room and rubbed his back. He sleepily said “You came back!” and when I told him I needed to give Pup medicine, he rolled over and went back to sleep. I snuck back a few minutes later, shut the door, and didn’t hear from him again until 6am.

Unfortunately I was up all night after that because I was so jazzed it worked the first time, and then I was sure he was going to wake again any minute, so it wasn’t worth it to go back to sleep yet.

My plan is to continue to do this every night and once we stop the night waking, try and shorten our bedtime routine. Eventually I think your child is supposed to just sleep through the night, but they didn’t give me a timeline for this. We’ll see. It went a lot better than the cry it out method I tried the night before.

Now I need to come up with more lies to tell Cam tonight. I can’t keep using the dog, I don’t want him to start to resent her. Let’s just hope this good sleep pattern continues.

Cry it out didn’t work last night. It didn’t work at all.

I decided I would let Cam cry for 20 mins and then go in, comfort him, put him back in bed, then leave. Ha ha ha ha.

It would be easy if it was just crying, but now he lays down in the floor in front of his door and kicks it like a jack rabbit while screaming “Mama, I NEED you.” I tried to talk to him over the monitor and reassure him that he was fine and if he got back in bed we could get doughnuts in the morning (don’t judge), but that, or none of the other promises I made worked. Not in the first, second or third bout of crying for 20 minutes.

I finally caved and let Cam come into my bed (Matt’s traveling) and he kept saying “Let’s snuggle” and “I love you Mama” making me feel like a super jerk for making him cry for so long, when all he wanted was to be with me.

I talked to the pediatrician today, who gave me a new plan to follow tonight, and I should already be asleep, because I know I’m in for another long night.

Going to bed now because I’m going to attempt Cry It Out again tonight.

Cam has been waking up in the night since he’s been in his toddler bed, and things have started to get worse, not better with time

If you could all send sleepy thoughts his way, and strong calming thoughts my away around 1am and 4am, it would be much appreciated.

I am a terrible person

My 1/2 marathon training buddy just text me that her daughter has a 102* fever and my first thought was “Awesome, maybe this means we don’t have to do our 11 mile run tomorrow morning!”

You should all unfriend me now.