Today I am grateful for:
- This weird reaction I have to soy — as much as I can’t believe I’m saying that. Because of it, I really read food labels now and I know — I really know — what I’m eating. Now I eat really healthy, unprocessed foods most of the time, and when I do eat junk, at least I’m fully aware of exactly what junk I’m eating. It’s a good thing.
- The fact that I have the opportunity to be home and can make all their food from scratch. I have since they very first started solids. It started as an experiment, just to see if I could do it, and then it just went on from there. E1 never once had commercial babyfood, and E2 only had for that last chaotic week in the UK and our first disorienting week here in the US. Now, I know commercial babyfood is perfectly fine, but I love being able to feed both girls really great food that I’ve made myself, right from scratch. I just love that.
- The number of foods E2 can eat now. We’re trying something new every four days or so — one thing at a time, under careful scrutiny, and always at lunch, never at dinner — and we are widening her diet little by little. It makes cooking for her so much easier when I have a few more things to choose from.