This was right before we went to bed. It was falling pretty hard.
Yesterday was super cold and really windy so we didn't venture out. At all. I did take a shower but stayed in Jonah clothes all day and didn't put on makeup. It was awesome.
But today I was ready to get out, so we bundled Jonah up (much to his dismay) and went outside. He was not happy. I think he would have liked being outside but HATED having so many clothes on. I put shoes on him for the first time too (several sizes too big so they wouldn't blister his ankles), and I don't think he was diggin' that either.
After we came in I decided to make Chicken and Rice Soup. And then I had leftover chicken so I decided to make Chicken Tortilla Soup too. I had no idea how to make it so I looked it up on allrecipes.com. It was so good.
Here is the recipe:
2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup chunky salsa
8 ounces corn tortilla chips
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (optional)
1.In a large pot over medium heat, saute the chicken in the oil for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cumin and mix well. Then add the broth, corn, onion, chili powder, lemon juice and salsa. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes.
2.Break up some tortilla chips into individual bowls and pour soup over chips. Top with the Monterey Jack cheese and a little sour cream.
I think I would add a can of black beans if Matt liked beans. I'm actually surprised it didn't call for them. I think that would be tasty.
I think we got about seven to eight inches, but I never heard a final total. Our road hasn't been scraped yet, so the melted slush has refrozen. It's really slick and nobody really knows how to drive in the snow here. Who knows when school will be back in session. If our neighborhood is any indication, it could be a while. It's really pretty but I'm about done being homebound.
Operation Jonah Eat is on hold. Today didn't go very well, and the second try of solids made him puke up one of his bottles, so I ended up chickening out and giving him four bottles anyway. I just can't take the 162 to 216 calories (not that I'm counting) away from him until I'm sure he'll eat. I know I can't expect a change after just one day, but I started having my doubts today and changed my mind. I think I'm not going to worry about it right now. I'm going to talk to his pediatrician at our next appointment. Thanks for praying. Maybe pray for more bravery and trust for me. :)
His diaper area is still super rough. Today was another bad day, and he is crying every time he urinates. It's heartbreaking, and there's nothing we can do. I hate it.