I have some thoughts and stories to share with you guys today that are way out of left field and, if you happen to feel a little scatterbrained today as well, I’d love to hear a totally random story or fact from your life in the comments section of this post.
It’s Wednesday Randomness on PBF today, my friends! Here we gooo!
- I Think I Ate One Vegetable Yesterday
Is it just me or do you feel one day you’re humming along, eating vegetables and healthy food and the next day your diet is 99 percent sweets and grab-and-go foods you can eat in a pinch? I’m pretty sure I had all of one vegetable yesterday (thank goodness for dinner meal planning) and the vast majority of my eats included sweets, Chase’s leftover peanut butter sandwich pieces and anything quick I could get my hands on.
It was a busy day and, on top of that, I had a small group of my girlfriends and their little ones over yesterday afternoon for a mini birthday celebration for our friend Laura. That meant cupcakes, cookies and Prosecco! That also meant I was surrounded by the sweets I had on hand all day long until everyone arrived and if you think my willpower is strong enough to hang out with cupcakes and cookies all day without diving into them a few times you are seriously mistaken.
I’m hoping the leafy green stuff makes a valiant return into my diet today!
- Apparently 2 Chainz is Our Son
Ryan has been known to occasionally talk in his sleep. He has said some pretty memorable and hilarious things in his sleep since we’ve been together and the other night I laughed out loud because of the craziness that came out of his mouth.
Ryan rolled over in is sleep and said, “He’s the cutest when he does that.” When I asked him “Who is the cutest?” he said, “Our son. 2 Chainz.” I laughed out loud and said, “What? Our son is 2 Chainz?” And he mumbled, “You know” and went back to sleep. I was so confused and could not wait to tell Ryan what he said in the morning. So random!
- Baby Food Pouch Power Rankings
On Monday afternoon, my friend Lauren and I were talking about baby food pouches and our kids’ favorite flavors. We laughed pretty hard when we admitted that we also have our own favorites and I’m wondering if any other moms out there have baby food pouch power rankings, too?
My number one: Happy Baby Organics Spinach Mango and Pear. That stuff is shockingly delicious. Number two: Plum Organics Peach Apricot and Banana. (I hate to admit it but I could keep going… #momlife)
- Awesome Upper Body Workout
Earlier this week, I completed the above arm workout at Burn Boot Camp and it was AWESOME. I love heavy lifting days (they’re my fav!) and wanted to share the workout with you guys just in case you’re looking for a little upper body workout inspiration for the next time you hit the gym. It’s a scorcher!
- The Mark of A Crazy Bird
A rogue robin flew into a large window on the back of our house the other day and and you can see the complete outline of the bird’s body and wings on the window! So crazy, right!? The bird was completely fine (other than a damaged ego, I’m sure) but I thought the fact that the bird left a fluffy body mark on our window was kind of cool. That must’ve been one greeeeasy bird.
- Finally An Answer to My Bad Tasting Breastmilk Conundrum
I don’t think I ever blogged about this crazy issue I had with my breastmilk, but I meant to share it here just in case any other moms out there are experiencing the same thing and are at a loss to understand what the heck is happening to their breastmilk to cause it to turn bad quickly… Anyway, when I went to Orlando to visit my friend Laurel back in July, Ryan told me Chase was completely refusing to drink the breastmilk he defrosted for him from the freezer while I was away. He tried multiple bags from multiple dates. Ryan said the milk smelled funny and tasted off but I was so confused because all of my frozen milk was less than four months old. (I had also been working with Chase to get him to drink milk from a bottle and had no issues with him drinking freshly pumped milk from a bottle.)
When I returned home, I stored all the milk I pumped while I was away in the freezer. Then, a couple weeks later, after Chase’s first birthday, I defrosted the milk I froze in Orlando to mix with whole milk to try to get him to warm up to the taste of regular milk. I noticed a funky smell and an almost metallic taste to the breastmilk. HOW was it already bad!? I was so confused. I then proceeded to defrost every bag I had in the freezer and it was all the exact same… it was ALL bad. I was so upset.
I knew I stored it properly but I began to doubt myself. Had I left the freezer door slightly ajar one night and it all defrosted and went bad?
Well, it wasn’t until I was talking to Alyssa about the issue when she told me one of her friends went through the exact same thing! Her friend joked that her baby “only likes the fresh stuff” which seemed to be our problem, too! Knowing I wasn’t the only one who went through this made me do some research and I think I found the culprit!
According to KellyMom (<—a great breastfeeding resource for any new moms out there!), a small number of breastfeeding women who notice that their breastmilk turns bad quickly may have an excess of the enzyme lipase in their milk, which begins to break down the milk fat soon after the milk is expressed. Most babies do not mind a mild change in taste, and the milk is not harmful, but the stronger the taste the more likely that baby will reject it.
I also stumbled upon the ebook Why Does My Breastmilk Taste Bad? that may be a valuable resource to anyone with similar issues! (It also claims to be able to help you safely salvage the bad-tasting breastmilk which I WISH I knew was possible!) The excess lipase issue does not seem common so I just had to share my experience here just in case even one of you are scratching your head and feeling frustrated when your breastmilk turns bad so quickly.
Question of the Day
- Share something random from your life with me today! Have you done an awesome workout lately? Made a delicious recipe? Had any crazy dreams?