Well my little man turned 2 weeks old today. It's hard to believe the days have just zipped on by. He's changing so much from day to day, and definitely developing a personality of his own- he is quite the funny guy. Things have been going well so far, but we have been busy. When I was getting bi-weekly ultrasounds, they noticed he had enlarged kidneys. From week to week, the size of them changed (sometimes larger, sometimes smaller), but they continued to keep an eye on them.
In order to check on his kidneys after he was born, we had to get another ultrasound last week. The result of that was that his right kidney is still slightly larger than it should be. So on Tuesday we had an appointment to have dye injected into his bladder to see if there was any back flow from his kidneys to his bladder. We also have been the pediatrician twice and the cardiologist too. After H was born the doctors noticed he had a heart murmur. Luckily it's the "good kind" to have and should close on it's own as he grows. Lots of appointments and baby drama but everything has turned out to be okay. Hopefully he won't have to go back to the doctor until November for his follow up with the urologist and his 2 month check up. Keep your fingers crossed!
Other than that, things are great. We are still trying to develop a sleeping schedule though. He's a great sleeper during the day but wakes and wants to eat every 2 hours at night- it's exhausting. He's so worth it though and when I see that silly grin on his face I just laugh and have to remind myself that losing a couple hours of sleep at night is not a big deal in the grander scheme of things. Yes I'm tired, but what new mother isn't? It's just part of the deal. Can I get an Amen?
All that being said, I don't have much time these days to bake or cook or do much other than washing bottles or reheating something in the microwave. I've made a batch of brownies that were pretty good but I didn't photograph those. I will definitely be making them again so they will get blogged eventually. This dessert is a no-bake ice box cake. It's one of the first desserts I ever saw on food blogs years ago. I don't remember which blog it was from, but I knew it looked amazing and I wanted to make it. I made this last summer and just winged it. All it is is chocolate wafers and sweetened whipped cream. As you layer the cookies and cream and refrigerate the masterpiece, the cookies soften and you can slice it quite nicely. You can use just about any thin crisp cookie you want, and flavor up the whipped cream with extracts or espresso powder or maybe even add some mini chocolate chips in there. My only suggestion would be to lightly sweeten the cream since the cookies are already sweet.
So no real recipe today. You can make this as large (to feed a crowd) or as small (to feed one) as you need to. Just layer cookies with whipped cream and refrigerate overnight until softened. Slice and enjoy! And if it's still in the 100's where you live you'll appreciate not having to turn the oven on to make this.
You know I wouldn't talk about my babe and not share a picture. Here he is sleeping in my arms a couple nights ago. So dang sweet!
I have family in town this weekend to meet Hayden so we will be busy. Hope you all have a sweet weekend!