We have been going strong for over four years now. You were there for me through some exciting times; my wedding, pregnancy, and the first year of my son’s life. I loved you, and don’t get me wrong….I still do. It’s just that things have changed. I have changed (it’s not you, honestly). I’m not ready to quit you completely because we had some great moments together. You made me a healthier, happier and more informed woman.
The problem is that I’m not getting any younger and I have needs that you aren’t necessarily fulfilling. Remember that heart to heart we had a few weeks ago? I told you I wanted to be a healthier person and not focus as much on appearance anymore.
Since then I have been dabbling in diary (nothing serious, just a bite of cake or ceasar salad here and there) and quite frankly I can’t handle your judgmental stares. You are constantly asking me where I’ve been and blowing up my cell. It’s time I let you know how I feel.
I think we should see other foods. I suggest an open relationship at first so I can see if this is really what I want….what’s best for me. I realize this is not easy to hear but I think it’s best for the both of us. I want to be the healthiest I can for myself and my family and that means a lot of sacrifices. That one cup of coffee with soy milk before my morning workouts just isn’t cutting it anymore. If it was truly meant to be, I will be back. I promise.
Weekend before last we made a quick trip to the local farmers market to get some pumpkins. I decided to stock up on a few veggies to finally have a go at baby food making with my new beaba!
Brad and Dyce went off to find the perfect pumpkin,
and I was off in search of sweet potatoes, apples, and peaches!
This was my first attempt at making food for Dyce, and it would be his first food other than the few bites of rice cereal we had given him. I started by peeling and cubing the sweet potatoes…
Then I steamed them in the Beaba and blended! By the way….I really do love this product. I realize you can use a simple steamer and food processor, but this was much easier for me and the proportions were exactly right!
After the sweet potatoes were blended, I mixed in some of my breast milk and poured it into this divider which is similar to an ice tray. This allows you to freeze and store individual servings.
Any time I want to feed Dyce his baby food, I can simply pop out one serving of his food and thaw using a bottle warmer!
This week I steamed organic local apples and mixed them with his sweet potatoes. He has LOVED everything thus far, but let’s face it….big man just likes food in general! He obviously got that belly full because afterwards he took a nice nap with dad. Be still my heart…
On a side note, I would like to encourage you to research any and all foods that you decide to feed your children. This will enable you to at least make an informed decision on what to feed your loves. There is so much information readily available but you can find a few interesting articles here and here.