The last two months have been a whirlwind for my daughter and me: we sold our house, moved into temporary living (i.e., a cramped hotel), and are now settled into a lovely, new home. Hooray! Gracie has handled all of this change amazingly well; it really is something.
I feel the need to tell you all SO much: my absence from blogging means you’ve missed hearing about Gracie’s constant motion, her first words, her love of the “So Big” game, and more. Let me just recap by saying this: my daughter is healthy and brilliant (at least, according to her mama) and continues to be an utter joy to me.
So now that we’re caught up, I do have a milestone to share with you: solid foods! While pregnant – and even still while on maternity leave – I had plans to make my own baby food for Gracie. Ha! “With what time??” I now ask myself. We’ve been more than happy with store-bought organic yumminess – my daughter has seemed to enjoy (or at least not refuse) everything I’ve gotten her.
But over the last two months, Gracie has also started showing an interest in grown-up food! My family frequently eats dinner sitting around a large coffee table and one of Gracie’s favorite activities is to work her way around (she “walks” if she can hold onto something) and explore each of our plates. Usually we’ll break off tiny pieces of bread or rice or pancake (her favorite) for her, but this past week she got adventurous: Gracie wanted our asparagus!
To my astonishment and delight, Gracie was thrilled with her fun green snack. I have a feeling my daughter is going to grow up and be a foodie! Oh, the restaurants we will explore
Thanks for the messages asking how we’ve been doing – I’ve enjoyed reading them and we are SO glad to be back with y’all.
And now, please help me feel better: were any of you like me in planning big for making your own baby food (or using cloth diapers or any other truly wonderful sustainable living ideas)?? Or are you all SuperMoms out there? If you know how to make it ALL work, I’d love any advice you have to offer!