I’ve really enjoyed this website – http://kellymom.com. Thought I’d share it!
Along with all the things that changed when I became pregnant and had a baby, I also began eating meat. Prior to pregnancy, I had been a vegetarian for about 15 years. Well, actually I was a pescatarian – someone who does not eat any meat except seafood. It’s now 8 months post-pregnancy and I’m still eating meat, especially steak! Is it because I’m still breastfeeding? Is it something I’m missing, like iron, or am I just addicted? I don’t think eating meat is necessary if you have enough protein from other sources likes legumes. It’s probably better to have a diet of whole grains, legumes, seeds, fruits and vegetables without meat. It seems harder, however, to make meals that contain all those types of food. It seems easier to plan a meal around a meat. Usually when we say we don’t have food in the house, that means we don’t have meat. Also, I try to buy meat on sale and that usually does not include fish, which is probably the healthiest meat. Tilapia is sometime on sale but that’s about it. So, do I try to go back to my pescatarian ways or stay a meataholic?
I finally bought a running stroller. We decided to go with the most expensive brand – Baby Jogger – since we plan to do some serious, long distance running. It was about $400! And we couldn’t find anything cheaper online for that brand. The next most expensive brand is Bob, which you can get for about $320 online. I like how the Baby Jogger has the hand strap attached to the frame as opposed to the handle. It is very sturdy and has awesome shocks. And yes, I am actually running! I ran 3 times this week. Next task, marathon. 🙂
I picked up a new magazine called Natural Baby yesterday. I grabbed it for the baby pictures. Since Baby B loves pictures of babies, I planned to cut them out and put them up in his room. When I read the editor’s note, I decided to actually read the articles! (I’m not a big magazine fan to begin with.) The editor’s note, by Annika Small, addressed homemade baby food, cloth diapers and breastfeeding. That’s me! Some of the information in the articles was a little basic if you’re already doing all these things but I still enjoyed it. I really liked the list of resources in the back, which recommended different websites and blogs. All in all, I recommend the magazine. Give it a try if you see it in your local health food store.
Baby B is almost 7 1/2 months. I recently noticed huge changes. His eyes look a little darker. His hair is coming in more. And is sits up really well. I’ve put alway almost all the 9 month old clothes. Generally, the 12 month clothes fit better, especially now that it’s cold out. Not sure what to do about gloves or mittens this winter. Hmm. I also noticed that he swallows better. Not as much comes out. The new teething cookies, however, create an awesome mess. Things that we still need to work on: reading more books and practicing sign language. I also need to have him try more foods. He was not eating squash, but mixing it with plum was a hit. He also tried brown rice cereal, oatmeal and tofu. My favorite new adventure is the army crawl. He can get pretty far. One moment he’s across the room, the next minute I feel him sucking my toe! So cute. 🙂
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