Well, the homemade food was a hit with last night's dinner... so I'm going to keep going with it. Someone pointed out that I could do fruits by just getting the frozen stuff and using my immersion blender on it - and duh! Of course I could! I totally felt like Suzy homemaker this morning when I packed Hulk's food for school - melon cubes (huge fav), a banana, my own carrots and peas - and he'll have cereal and bottles too - but it's like I'm fulfilling a little vision that I had when I first got pregnant with Hulk of me being this hippie crunchy, all-natural birth, baby-wearing, homemade baby food making, breastfeeding mama. So. I'm hitting ONE of those goals? That is decent, right?
As for him loving the homemade food, it's both a testament to how well he does with eating (he'll actually try textured things - for a while there he would make the crazy face when things had texture) and that I'm getting comfortable trying new stuff. And damn, I wish I tried this earlier. But I was really overwhelmed with the being pregnant thing, so just buying stuff at the store was easier. What a cost savings it is going to be! 2 chicken breasts have made it almost 2 weeks and I still have some left. A 1/2 bag of frozen peas and 2 smallish sweet potatoes filled up two whole ice cube trays! I guess one ice cube is equal to about 1 oz of food - so for like $3 I made the equivalent of $6 (or more) of store bought baby food. And it's a hell of a lot easier to store than all those little jars.
In nursery news, I'm thinking that the dots is a little too, well... dotty. What do we think of a princess theme? And I love these colors too - but they would be a hard sell with Aaron, I think...
(Picture taken from this etsy store)... and then I could throw a fire breathing dragon on another wall!
I'm realizing that I'm kind of making up for my mom never letting me have a 'themed' room - but hey. It's all about me until the girls want something different. And how much fun is the dragon?