WIAW: The B Edition & 9 month update

I will updated the stats this afternoon since B’s 9 month appointment is in a few hours! But until then here are a few photos from our monthly photo shoot.

I also have a food tutorial after the photos.

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a little smile

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I know that he has some drool here but I just love his expression

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this is about as far as we’ve gotten crawling wise

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and this right here is how I know this kid is going to be trouble, ha

First, how to make your own baby food.

I know a lot of people have the baby bullet, but I have the baby brezza. My MIL has the bullet and I just prefer the brezza, it makes a large quantity of food, if I had the bullet I would have to make his meals daily.

Our first one, the motor burned out, I called the customer service and they sent us a new one. We didn’t have to send the old one back, another plus for the brezza.

If I make a meat for B, I usually make enough for all 3 of us in the crockpot (i.e. pulled chicken) or I make a small amount in a pot. I bring the meat to a boil and then simmer for one hour. Then I add the hard root veggies like carrots and potatoes for another hour.

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While I was making the chicken, I put a bag of frozen green beans in the brezza. Another great feature is that you can steam and blend, just steam or just blend. You can steam anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 minutes.

Since the beans were still frozen, I steamed the beans for 15 minutes then had the machine auto blend.

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Then I steamed and blended a bag of frozen corn. I layered the food in to go containers. I make one weeks worth of dinner and breakfast at one time, usually Sunday evenings.

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Once the chicken (and veggies if they are being used) I had the chicken to the brezza and just blend, I do not steam. I add the chicken to the rest of the meal. I put all 7 containers in the fridge, and at dinner I just microwave for 15 seconds, stir and serve.

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someone’s excited

I do the same for B’s breakfast. I usually do 2-3 different types of fruit. Although since we are moving into primarily table foods now, I don’t know how much longer I will be doing the food. I will probably just use the steam feature for items like carrots, potatoes and apples.

Here are some other foods that B loves:
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he loves waffles

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yogurt

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pear and banana

Thursday Things: What you do matters

1. ONE TREE HILL

I am not ashamed to say that I am sad that One Tree Hill is over, for good. It has been the only show I have really stuck with over a long period of time. It holds great memories for me. The end of the show is almost like the end of an era. I guess it’s time for me to grow up.

One tree hill show

I started watching in college, with a group of my sorority sisters. Before DVRs, we used to all block out this one hour of time to take over the house tv, and watch together. It is one of my favorite memories in college, and I miss spending that time with those girls.

I think part of it too was that when you are young and vulnerable and watching a show where those people are sort of in the same situations that it resonates with you. The quotes, the music, the characters. The show always made me feel like no matter what you what it is theta you are doing, WHAT YOU DO MATTERS. I will miss it all. I don’t really care if that makes me a baby. I will always miss it.

I will just leave you with one of my favorite quotes and then I will go on acting like a normal 27 year old.

Happiness comes in many forms.

In the company of good friends,

in the feeling you get when you make someone else’s dreams come true,or in a promise of hope renewed.

It’s ok to let yourself be happy,

because you never know how great that happiness might be.

Sometimes pain becomes such a huge part of your life,

that you expect it to always be there,

because you can’t remember a time in your life when it wasn’t.

But then one day you feel something else.

Something that feels wrong only because it’s so unfamiliar,

and in that moment you realize you’re happy

-Lucas Scott, One Tree Hill

2. NEW FOOD

In this post I talked about trying new products. Swanson Health Products also sent me chia seeds and a multi-vitamin.

I have obviously seen the craze about chia seeds and have wanted to try it but didn’t want to buy a whole container just to hate it.

I tried it on my oatmeal and I didn’t like it. I couldn’t get past the texture. Have you tried chia seeds? In what foods? If you want to try them let me know, I have a whole container just sitting here.

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I also am really bad at taking my vitamins, I hate pills, I can take them but for some reason they make my stomach hurt. When I was pregnant I went through every single vitamin brand and every single one made me sick, until I found the gummy ones. They were the only ones I could take that didn’t immediately make me run to the bathroom. So I though a gummy multi-vitamin would be great.

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They are the same as the pre-natal vitamins in terms of how easy on my stomach they are, but the flavor of the pre-natal vitamins are MUCH better. Seriously like candy.

3. BABY FOOD

I have had a how to make your own baby food post in the making for awhile. It’s great timing because now B seems to not want to east the pureed food that I make him. He has learned how to blow raspberries and he loves to do it with food in his mouth.

Example:

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He thinks it is so funny. So now we are moving to primarily table food since he actually eats that. I will be posting my baby food tutorial soon, and adding a post about table foods!

All products were provided by Swanson Health products, all opinions are my own.