I have F O U R daughters.
They are all rockstar sleepers, like so good that I feel guilty making this post, but I am ready to share some of our tips with all of you with the hope of spreading some sweet dreams as well fall into the autumn months!
- our babies have always slept in their crib at bedtime, since the day they got home from the hospital.
- We have had a bedtime routine beginning at 6pm for all of our kids as soon as they got home from the hospital (it's a little bit more flexible as they get older, but all of our kids are still in bed by 7)
- for the first 6-8 weeks, I slept next to them, in their room, on a twin sized bed.
- I always would feed them before they started to cry, when they started to sound like they were hungry. - I let my husband sleep for the first 6-8 weeks with children 2-4, as he was responsible for the rest of the kids while I took care of baby. I also EBF all of my kids (kids 2, 3 and 4 never took a bottle). So if you bottle feed, I would not recommend this approach unless it works for your sleeping schedules. - By 6 weeks, all 4 of our babies slept for 6-8 hour chunks. By 10 weeks, they all slept 10-12 hours.
-I can still get my 7 year old to take a nap on weekends.
I am not sure if this will help anyone, but I am happy to answer any questions anyone may have! I am not an expert, just a mama who values her sleep and routines!
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It’s a south west kinda night! Here’s an easy and quick dish everyone will love! •Grilled Chicken: I like to buy the fresh chicken from the butcher. It’s thinly sliced chicken breast (which I prefer because it’s quicker to cook and easier for the little ones to eat). First I have the pan on low to preheat for a few minutes and then I actually put unsalted butter instead of olive oil because I’ve found that butter turns the chicken a nice, golden, crispy brown. After I let the butter melt completely I put the chicken on. I kept it simple today by adding only garlic salt, Lawry’s seasoned salt, and I actually tried something new which is Old Bay seasoning. Cook the chicken 7 minutes on each side on medium/low or until you get that golden color. •Rice: I love love love jasmine rice. That’s literally all I use. So in a medium size pot, boil 2 cups of water. Leave the water on low and when you start to see the water boil, what I like to do is add 1/2 stick of unsalted butter and 2 spoonfuls of Knorr’s Chicken flavor Bouillon for some flavor in the rice. Mix the butter and seasoning in the rice until everything’s dissolved and then add 1 cup of rice. Cover the pot and let the rice cook for about 15 min. Tip: try not to mix rice too much, if any because I’ve found the rice gets really mushy that way. •Southwest Mix: Corn, black beans, diced red peppers and lentils. After gathering that in a bowl mix with some garlic powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt, onion powder and oregano for the southwest flavoring. OR you could just buy a bag of birds eye frozen southwest mix for $3.69 like I did because I didn’t have time to do it the boujee way today 😏Either way the family’s getting their veggies!
Let me know if you try making it! And more so if you enjoy it😛 Send me DMs or Tag me in a pic so I can see you yummy it turns out! Also, please excuse my fine china. This mama does NOT do dishes. Ain’t nobody got time for that 🙄