A fantastic BBQ Pulled Pork and Mango Pizza full of flavor, freshness, and bites of absolute heaven!
We’re sleep training our almost 9-month-old. Again. Also, can’t even handle the fact that he is already going to be 9 months old in a week. Waahhhh. Slow down time. Anyways, it sucks. And I hate it. And I just want to scoop him up and kiss him and cuddle him to pieces. But do you know what sucks worse? Having a child how previously slept through the night, we’re talking 10-12 hours, and could go to sleep on his own, as opposed to his current bad habits of needing to be carried/rocked/sang to sleep, then wakes up every 1 1/2 hours all.night.long. Sleep deprived is an understatement. We finally hit our breaking point the other night when we were SO exhausted that we didn’t hear our two year old having the worst nightmare of his life, screaming bloody freakin’ murder, from the next room, meanwhile my parents heard it from upstairs and two hallways away. Yah, I woke up and felt like the worst mom ever.
Sooo…here we are. Letting our child cry it out. All night long. And before any of you haters cuss me out for this method, I used to be a hater of it too. I mean, really, what kind of parent can just sit there, while their baby is screaming for an hour?! They have no heart. Well, Ill tell you what, I felt that way too, for the first nine months of my oldest sons life, but when he wasn’t sleeping through the night, and my husband and I were at each others throats with sleep deprivation, and frustration, and having to share our bed with a baby, we were willing to do whatever it took. And that is what was recommended to us time and time again. We finally decided to hunker down, and let.him.go. And he was standing at this point, so it was harder, and takes longer. He screamed for 1 hour and 53 minutes straight that first night (of course we went in every 20-30 minutes to check on him) but you know what…he slept straight through the night. Didn’t even wake up once. The next night, about 1 hour 20 minutes, the next 45 minutes, the next 20 minutes…after one week…he was falling asleep by himself with no more than 2-3 minutes of crying, if any, and sleeping through the night.
Then we did it all over again with our second son when he was 5-6 months old. I am here to tell you, it sucks, but it WORKS. They go through sleep regression, which is why we’re at it again. But hes not crying nearly as long..maybe 15-20 minutes before he gives up. If you’re a first time mom and your sweet babe isn’t the best sleeper, I promise, its best to do it at 5-6 months than later on. Throw in the earplugs, (great tip Ashley!) and let your hubs listen to it, for some reason they can stand it better. Your little one will be sleeping through the night in no time!
Alright, I’m off my soap box, my rant/speech is over. I have been sooo excited about sharing this pizza with you for.ever! It has to be one of my favorite favorites now! My husband and I were inhaling it! It is unbelievably, insanely mouthwatering! The combination of flavors is out of this world! We’re talking BBQ Sauce, pulled pork, mangos, avocados, cheese, red onions, cilantro…All melted together on one crunchy pizza crust. Every single bite will make your palate burst out in song. But seriously, its that good. I made it awhile ago, and my husband is still talking about it.
If you prep everything in advance, its so easy to throw together during the week. I like to keep extra pizza crusts in my freezer, and make the Pulled Pork at the beginning of the week for different meal options. This BBQ Pulled Pork and Mango Pizza is a winner that everyone will love. Do ittttt.