Four weeks

So our little Doll is four weeks today and four weeks does make a difference in the world of a new born.

She stays a awake longer during the day and enjoys to lay and look around.

She is also heading out of new born clothes into 0-3 months.

I on the other hand have lost 20 lbs since the  baby was born

and have a more than a few to go 🙂

Russian Vareniki and Italian tortellini

We found this great piece of equipment at my moms house

Its a pasta maker made in Italy, very nice quality. My husband who has a noodle fascination wanted to make his own noodles and I love to eat noodles especially things like Russian pelmeni and Vareniki. Pelmenis are small dumplings consisting of seasoned ground meat wrapped in a thin dough pocket. The dough is made of flour, water and salt. Vareniki is the same thing accept its a vegetarian version. They are stored in the freezer and than you cook in boiling water till they float.

First we made vareniki with mushrooms and potatoes.

The dough we ran through the pasta maker till it was very thin

using this glass to cute the dough and make the size we wanted

than filled them and. . .

folded them over, we wet our fingers to help make them stick together more and than folded the edges up and under. I don’t have any pictures of that

Here is when we were making the Tortellini. We did the same process accept the dough is made with flour, egg and salt and the middle is filled with ricotta and shrimp

Here is the ricotta and shrimp.

Finished product!!! We ate the Tortellini with some home made pasta sauce and the Vareniki we ate with  mayo or catsup. Between the them both my favorite was the vareniki.

Feeling normal

Things are starting to feel normal and I feel great!

I have been able to go and hang out of doors with the kids. So nice to be able to get out and not be cooped indoors. Also I am able to squeeze into a old pair of non maternity pants. No I am not even close to my pre-pregnancy size, I have a while before that but it is nice to get out of maternity.

girl cousins

About 2 weeks later

It has been almost two weeks since she was born.

Recovery is going very well, I feel good these days. My sisters came after I got home from the hospital to help me with the kids and household. That was a huge blessing. I have not gone to church yet, going to wait another week. I did go for a walk today with the Lil Guy and the little girl.

The Lil Guy wanted to go for a ride in the wagon so bad.

We found a quiet little park.

It was nice to get out for some air and exercise.

She has arrived

This little doll was born yesterday at about noon weighing 7 lbs, 1 oz and 20 inches long. She is so adorable and doing very well.

I am feeling  surprising enough, good, it maybe because I am on pain meds and make sure I take them every 6 hours where as with other babies I would just take them when I started to feel bad (not always a good idea). I am totally enchanted with the new little life God has placed in my world.

My wonderful sister and her family came by yesterday and brought me a bag full of goodies.

Chocolate, flowers and a cute bear for the baby. What more can a girl ask for? It was fun to have visitors.

My mom is taking care of my other kids so it has been nice to have some bonding time with the baby and husband but I do miss my kids so will be glad to have them back on Friday.