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Ok, you moms with kids who sleep through the night, prepare to howl with laughter.
Everyone else who is curious or having sleep problems, this one’s for you. I’m starting to think that sleep problems maybe are just….sleep situations in which your child doesn’t sleep through the night. It sounds nicer that way, right? Anyway, this is our story.
In the last year or so I have read an exorbitant amount re: baby sleep. When I was pregnant I couldn’t sleep a lot and was super curious, and then when Beck was teeny and nursing all night I just wasn’t that tired; my new-mom-adrenaline lasted for about 3 months, so I had 12 weeks of full nights to absorb information that may or may not ever work for my kid. That’s the winning bit of information – everything won’t work for everyone. I think that mostly, the super popular programs will work at some level for every kid if followed to the letter. They might not be perfect, but change will occur. That’s the other piece of advice, though…gotta follow that ish to the letter. And what I’ve come to believe is that it just isn’t always possible to do that. First, some parts of some plans might sound terrible to you. They might not work for your kid. They might not be possible for your schedule, or if you’re sleeping in the same room, or whattheheckever. So, a plan then “fails” because you don’t do it exactly like the shiny book says and then you start to think that your kid will never ever sleep ever and whyyyyyyyyy god.
At least that’s how I was.
My baby is 7 months.
I honestly still feel like she’s a newborn, but then in five seconds she’ll be a toddler. Just as soon as she starts sitting up and then crawling and then pulling up and then walking. Then she’ll be a toddler! So maybe we have a way to go.
IT IS FINALLY HERE.
Veggie burgers! Let me explain. In college there were these veggie burgers at our dining halls that were basically a hashbrown on a bun. I’m not a vegetarian, but once I realized that fried grains on bread were so great, I started ordering veggie burgers all the time. On campus they were all the same since Aramark provided all the food. But then I moved on in my life and realized that usually a veggie burger meant a black bean burger, and usually black beans were mushy, and THAT was not my jam.
More hashbrownburgers, please.
Fast forward 10 years, and now I’m out of college (way out) and married to a man who prefers to eat vegetarian but also eats some meat but mainly prefers to eat healthy as much as possible. Which is great, right? So now we kind of do the same thing. We try lots of veggie burgers at lots of restaurants, and far and away our favorites are ones that are chewy and grainy and kind of like rice-textured. Not mushy beans that fall apart.
So I wanted to make a veggie burger. I didn’t want it to be fried and I didn’t wait it to be straight carbs, and I didn’t care if it was vegan. I researched a ton, and this is what I came up with! Roasted veggies AND BEANS, which dries everything out and makes it chewy. Farro for more chew. Egg and ground flaxseed for binder (like a meatball), cheese and garlic for all the flavor in the ever-loving world. Prepare to be obsessed.