Alisa. 37. New Hampshire. Married for almost three years to this wonderful, funny, smart guy. Previously married. Went through in-vitro fertilization to have my five year old magical son Keegan. Stepmother to the charming Isabelle (6). Gushingly in love with our baby boy Harper(1). Policy Wonk and dreaded bureaucrat. Lover of fine cuisine, honeybees, truly romantic moments and the underdog.
Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
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6 Weeks

Keegan started this thing last week where he is only happy when being held. So needless to say it makes it difficult to get any thing done. But atleast he can be consoled which is much better than the alternative. I do hope it is just another phase.
He continues to be very gassy especially after feedings at night. I took him to the doctor's last Tuesday just to make sure there wasn't anything physically wrong. He checked out okay and the doctor suggested gas drops. So I have been giving him those as much as possible but I am not sure how effective they are. Keegan also got weighed and measured. He is 22 inches and a sturdy 11 pounds 3 ounces. I couldn't believe the scale when I read it. I knew he had grown but never guessed it was that dramatic. I swear most of his weight is in his cheeks. He takes after me in that way. I was actually going to order my cloth diapers last week but I have decided to wait a little to see how fast he continues to grow.
We signed up for the next session of mommy & me which will take us through May. I could feel the workout we did last week in my legs and stomach. Today's class was very small. I guess the snow scared people away.
Keegan made his first trip to the mall yesterday. Tom needed clothes for work so that gave us a focus while shopping. I ended up feeeding Keegan in the parking lot after we were done. I had brought a bottle that I pumped so I wouldn't be forced to nurse in public if I didn't want to. I am sure I will get past that hang-up eventually. Well not completely out in public but atleast in a ladies room or changing room.
The big difference in Keegan this week is eye contact. He really looks at you with recognition and will follow you with his head. It is funny to see him follow Tom across the room. Won't be long until he is calling for his da-da. Us moms get taken for granted I suspect.

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