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Monday, March 21, 2011

First Vegetable

This weekend was a great one for firsts!  Kaitlyn had her first veggie and went in the pool for the first time.  But this post will be solely about her first vegetable.........
Sweet potatoes are full of vitamins, and since they are sweet (hence their name), lots of people say this is a good first vegetable to begin with.  Kaitlyn already has been eating rice cereal, and loves it, so we were excited to give her a new taste.

I also wanted to try making her food myself.  Not only does it save a lot of money, but this way I know exactly what she is eating, and it's made with love by her momma!  So I started out with 3 sweet potatoes.

I baked them for 40 minutes, until they were nice and tender.  Then I peeled them.

Once peeled, I chopped them into smallish pieces and put them in my Magic Bullet, put some water in with them and mixed the bad boys up!
I didn't have any ice cube trays to put them in, so I had to brainstorm........didn't really have any small Tupperware for small portion sizes....think Suzanne think!  And Viola!
My deviled egg container, had a good portion size, and I could stick in the freezer for individual sizes!

I'm so proud!
All frozen into individual portion sizes!
For what it's worth, I give Kaitlyn 2 pieces at each meal where she has food, so the 3 sweet potatoes make approximately 8 servings.  One serving is approximately 3/4 of a jar you buy at the store.

We went to Nana and Pop Pops for the weekend, where Kaitlyn had her first sweet potato.  How do you think she liked it??  (Don't mind the First Halloween Bib!  Since Kaity was only a month old for her first Halloween, she didn't really have a chance to wear it, so now she is :) )
All Clean and Ready to Eat!
What is this mom?
This is good!
I like it, gimme more!
She loved sweet potatoes!  Now I can't wait to give her more, and I can't wait for her to try other veggies, and fruits too!  What food should I give her next?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Don't Look Back

These are the most important three words when dropping your daughter off at day care.  Don't look back, no matter what.  Once you drop her off, quickly evacuate the premises, no dilly-dallying, no "wave bye bye to mommy!", nothing. 
I am so lucky that Kaitlyn's daycare is only 8 minutes from my work.  If I needed to pick her up in an instant, I could...well an 8 minute instant.  When I leave work every day, I know that in 8 minutes, I get to see my beautiful daughter's gummy smile, which is all for me.  I also get to see her reach out her arms for me, a recent trick that she's picked up thanks to daddy ;)
I am also extremely lucky and thankful that I get to see Kaitlyn on my lunch break to breastfeed her.  That break in my work day is very helpful and getting to see her halfway thru always puts an extra hop in my step. 
But today I did the un-thinkable.  After feeding her, I just sat with her in my lap and rocked back and forth with her.  She usually goes for a nap after lunch, and she was looking pretty tired.  I handed her over to one of her teachers, Miss Amber, and gathered up my stuff.  I said bye bye to Kaitlyn, kissed her cheek, and off I went.  Then as I was reaching the door, for whatever reason....I did it.  I looked back at her.  And there she was, cute as could be, just staring at me, wondering where I was going.  My heart dropped because all I wanted to do was to scoop her up and bring her home with me and give her a million and one kisses.  But instead, I smiled at her and quickly left the room. 
As I started walking to the front door, I heard a few babies crying in the back rooms.....but it wasn't Kaitlyn, at least that's the story I'm sticking to.  I learned my lesson, don't ever look back, just don't do it!
Love this girl to pieces!