Sunday, November 04, 2012

Way Behind

I do not know why I can't remember to keep up with this. I write in my journal about his much too. :/

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Homemade Baby Food

  Jacob started rice cereal 3 weeks ago. He was born ready to eat that.  He acted like he had been eating it for days. I couldn't put it in his mouth fast enough. Good thing. :)
  He started on veggies this week. Monday-Wednesday he had carrots for lunch with his cereal. Thursday and Friday he had butternut squash. So far so good.
  I spent most of the afternoon and evening making baby food. It is ridiculous how much organic baby food cost, so I'm making my own. I bought organic carrots, butternut squash and acorn squash to make baby food. After I steamed them separately in a steamer basket, I blended them in my food processor with a little water. I then poured most of it in ice trays to freeze. Each cube is approximately 2 Tbs. It is so much cheaper that way! Next I will be green beans and some peas. Then in a few weeks we will have some fruit.
  The last couple of days he has been on a 3 1/2 hr schedule. That is going much better than 3. He has a better appetite. But I think that it's time to move to 4hrs. He just isn't that interested in eating. I know he can go that long because he did it twice last Sunday.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Healthy Choices

  I've decided to eat healthier. This is week 2 and so far so good. :) Sunday was an exception because we went out with friends who picked a place that I think even fries their sweet tea! j/k
  I really don't mind eating healthy, in fact I enjoy a lot of vegetables and fruit. It is just always more convenient to grab some greasy potato chips when I need a snack. And since I do not buy healthy choices, of course I will default to MSG laden chips with a Pepsi (I love that carbonation and corn syrup).
  But, to the despair of my husband, I am no longer buying those things. Instead, we now have yummy alternatives. Such as fresh veggies to make a wonderful salad! I also really enjoy making a fresh smoothie of fruit and yogurt to go with my scrambled eggs for breakfast(need the protein). String cheese and crackers make a great snack! And homemade salsa is incredible with ANY meal(I make mine very spicy)! I am also trying to cook more fresh veggies as opposed to buying the cans. It most definitely takes more time to prepare for dinner, but it not only is better for you, it tastes better!  
 I really need to lose this left over pregnancy fat. I have 25lbs to go.  I've hit a plateau. I am unable to exercise with little J now that it is getting cold out. And I am unable to after Steve is back home because it's dark. I'm contemplating going for a jog when Steve's home for his lunch break, but I really enjoy the adult interaction. J's down for a nap at that time so he wouldn't have to watch him, but that's a good time for us to be together without our mocking bird(he's now making bird noises very loudly). Not sure yet.
  I'm also going to bed earlier. I have had sleep problems off and on all my life. But after the pregnancy it is worse than ever. I'm trying to get myself on a schedule to see if this helps. It's nice to have J sleeping through the night, but doesn't help me much when I can't sleep.

Monday, January 09, 2012

New family

  I am so excited that the Lord led us to be a part of Harvest church. I am filled with such mixed emotions. We did not want to leave our HHBC family, but headed out under the direction of Holy Spirit. After 5 months of searching, we finally found the people that God wants us to connect and begin a new life with. Our hearts yearn for our HH family more than words can describe. But with our new Harvest family we are eagerly expecting the power of Holy Spirit to transform us to be more like Christ! That means doing, not just memorizing, what Christ exemplified while He was on earth. I know that He is going to stretch us more than ever before. And our desire is to run straight into it. Not pulling away when its uncomfortable, but pressing on knowing that Father is transforming us to be more like His Son! All praise to Him for His marvelous grace. We are so unworthy for Him to invite us to know Him more, and yet His arms are open wide.

To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever. Rev 5:13 

  Thank you, Father, for Your mercies are new EVERYDAY!!!