The Fastest and Slowest

Our little guy Theo turned one month old this week and it was a strange feeling. It seems like time as a parent is split solidly in two categories.

Sometimes it seems like time couldn’t move slower. When it’s 3AM and I’m just staring at the clock, waiting for him to go back to sleep, every minute seems like ten.

But then, all of the sudden, he’s gained two pounds, is out of newborn clothes and is already applying to colleges.

In general, time is flying by but dotted with these periods of time quicksand.

So, I do my best to speed up the slow times, by listening to podcasts, and slow down the fast progression by spending as much time as I can with the dude.

The Links

Here are a few links that have something or nothing to do with Valentine’s Day.

Homemade Chicken Marsala – This sort of recipe wins my heart these days. Filling and not overly complicated. Everybody should be making this during February. (@ David Lebovitz)

Spaghetti Squash Re-Do – I like this post a lot because the recipe looks delicious, but they are honest about where it lacks. Then they work on fixing it! (@ The Bitten Word)

Smoked Honey – This is a totally new one for me. I wouldn’t have thought of it, but now I can imagine a million things to slather it on. (@ Eat the Love)

Crispy Egg Tostadas – I remember the first time I overcooked a fried egg only to realize that I didn’t overcook it at all. I just made it crispy around the edges. I made it perfect and didn’t even know it. This is that in tostada form. (@ How Sweet Eats)

Apple Cider Cake – My sweet tooth has really exploded in the last month. For some reason I’m craving sweets way more than I did pre-baby. I’m not sure what the reasoning is behind that but I need this cake. (@ Crepes of Wrath)

Have a great Valentine’s Day weekend everybody! If you still need dinner ideas (for a date or just to treat yo-self, check out my date night recipes list)!

12 comments on “The Fastest and Slowest

  1. Congrats! The phrase that sums it up best is that the days are long and the years are short. It’s so strange, and so true

  2. What a beautiful little boy–he still has that newborn look. Enjoy it, it’s going to be gone before you know it. My youngest and last is ten months old and I honestly don’t know where the year went. Now he’s crawling and cruising and eating everything under the sun!

  3. Theo is precious. And he is the reason you are craving the sweets…it is sleep deprivation (or so is my theory and I am sticking to it). I always forget about chicken marsala. I should put it on the menu this week.

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