Saturday, May 1, 2010

Making Grandma Proud

Owen is getting ready to embark on the world of "solid foods." Soon the days of predictable color poop will be gone, only to be replaced by "what did you eat?!?!" He has mastered eating rice and oatmeal cereals--really enjoys himself with those--and the pediatrician said that we could start fruits and veggies around 5 months. So, that time is fast approaching (hard to believe he is almost 5 months old!!) and Tony and I have been discussing what foods we wanted him to start with--everyone has an opinion on that by the way:) I've also been tossing around the idea of making his baby food--which is something I never thought I could see myself doing:) As the time drew nearer, I decided to contact my fellow IVF'er JoLynn. She sent me an amazing email detailing how she made her own food and the book she referenced as she began her journey. After purchasing the book, I realized that I didn't really need it--all I needed was JoLynn:)

So, I invited my mom over today to join me on my first efforts at making baby food. Tony and I decided to start with veggies, so I went to the grocery store last night and stocked up on carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, peas, and green beans. My mom showed up with the trusty food processor and we got to work. As we were working, my mom said that when she was telling my dad what we were doing this morning, he commented that my grandma (his mom) would have been very proud of me and if she were still here, she would have been right here with us! She was an amazing cook and I can remember sitting and watching with amazement as she made just about anything you could imagine and never used a measuring cup or spoon! It really made me feel good that he said that.....I definitely miss my grandma and am sad that Owen will never get to know her, but I hope that I was able to channel some of her wonderful spirit as we prepared his food. Hope I made you proud today grandma:)


  1. let me know how it goes!! I was thinking of shopping the farmers market this summer and freezing some baby food since the baby will start solids in the dead of winter.