Making Christmas CookiesEver since Theo was born it’s been tough for me to spend time alone with Isla. He’s still nursing every hour or two during the day (my little pot-bellied pig) so planning one-on-one activities is nearly impossible. I try to sit with her and color or build with her Legos, but more often than not I’m either holding or nursing Theo at the same time. As a result, I think she’s struggling a little and missing her mama. So when my little sister came for a quick visit over the weekend to meet Theo I jumped at the chance to plan an activity for Isla — making Christmas cookies! We spread it out over two days, cutting/baking the shapes Saturday night and then decorating them in the morning. We turned on “Polar Express,” Theo and my sister snuggled on the couch and I showed Isla how to make a proper mess. She was mostly interested in dumping and eating the sprinkles, licking the icing and watching the movie, but I’d say this is the start of a fun holiday tradition! And hopefully Isla enjoyed having her mama hands-free for once, even if only for a short time.

Here are a million pictures because she was so stinking cute the whole time.

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  • Reply Diana December 15, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Hi risa! I have my little monster who’s almost 2 and a new baby girl that’s just shy of two weeks old. He’s been watching way more tv than I’d like, but it’s hard with the little girl nursing every hour or two. I know us moms gotta stick together and are learning day by day. Do you have any mommy tips for keeping the little one busy while I’m nursing?

    • Reply Risa Page December 16, 2015 at 4:00 pm

      Hi Diana, I wish I had some magic words of wisdom. The truth is you’re not alone and we struggle with the same thing! Though I do find taking her into her room to play where this is no TV while I nurse sometimes helps. Theo nurses so often though that I find myself giving in just to make life easier. This too shall pass, right?!

      • Reply Diana December 17, 2015 at 9:07 pm

        Yes there have definitely been ups and downs that I’ve gone through these past two weeks, but I’m glad to hear I’m not alone. Thanks for the mommy tip!

        It’ll pass and on to the next “learning experience” for our babies and for mommy

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