Thursday, November 12, 2009

Clara learns how to eat a banana

I am so far behind in blogging—well, I’m so far behind in everything, so who’s surprised about blogging?—but there is so much to share with you about her and about our lives. I give up. I’ve got cute pictures, and I’m going to share them. : ) So here you go.

One of the amazing things about being Clara’s mama right now is just how much she is learning, growing, and changing everyday. I can’t keep up with all of the new things she is doing and trying and mastering! I forget that one week ago I wondered if she would ever do something, and here she is, doing it like a little pro. Still, on the other hand, there are so many things she has yet to learn. So many, many, MANY things! Like, for example, eating a banana.

“ No, no, Sweetie. Not like that. Let’s try another way.” (For anyone cringing at this photo—the banana IS organic, this happened for a split second while I took the picture and no longer, and I had handed the banana to her and SHE decided to put it in her mouth).

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Alright, Clara, you have your bib on. Are you ready for the banana now?” Can you tell that I am not a fan of my highchair? Oh, and the outfits were because we had TWO banana eating sessions on different days.

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Here you go!”

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“Do you like it?”

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I think that’s a “Yes.”

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Banana cheeks!

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All done!”

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Bananas are really a neat invention of God. : ) They are soft, sweet, and lightly flavored and perfect for little people. Plus, LeiLoni Bowlus taught me this trick, they come in thirds. Did you know that? Take a portion of banana and gently press into the center of the top and tug down on a section of the banana and it will neatly divide into three sections. Amazing. : )

Well, that’s Clara’s post of the day.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Andrea,

    Your little girl is a darling! If I might ask you a question....

    I saw a comment you made on Lindsay's (Passionate Homemaking) blog about taking Supermom Vitamins and a cod liver oil supplement. I've been taking cod liver oil, and I just found out that I'm pregnant with #3. I've been taking Rainbow Light prenatals, and they are ok. I've read a lot about the supermom ones, and really could use the increased energy! The cod liver oil I take is Green Pastures. Do you feel it is safe to get that amount of vitamins D and A? I've researched the vitamin D part, and I know that you can take a lot more than the USDA recommends. (I'd listen to Nourishing Traditions over the USDA any day anyway!) But since NT doesn't recommend prenatals, but I feel like I need one, I would like to take the best one possible. What was your experience? Thanks!

    Lindsay

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  2. Anonymous8:57 PM

    Love that little banana eater!!!

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  3. Hi Lindsay! I'm afraid that I can't write you directly as your blogger ID is blocked from the public, but you are welcome to write me: james.and.andrea at gmail dot com

    I did take SuperMoms my entire pregnancy and am glad I did. They gave me energy and didn't upset my stomach (I ran out one day and took some others I had on hand--ugh!). I trust the company they come from--Beeyoutiful--and find they make a big difference in my daily life now as a mama in how well I get through the day.

    I also took grapefruit seed extract in pill form (to keep away yeast problems--it worked!), vitamin C occasionally, cod liver oil, and later added vitamin D. I've read a lot recently about D being positive in keeping away illness and helping babies prenatally. All of these things were positive for us. I can't speak to having too much vitamin A, though, as I'm not sure how much is too much.

    The one thing I regret, though, is not taking more trace minerals. I used Real Salt. The SuperMom vitamins also have minerals in them. But in six months of pregnancy I went from having strong teeth that my dentist praised to having weak, corroded teeth that made the dentist lecture me. I sincerely believe that corrosion is a clear sign of mineral deficiency. With my next baby I hope to remedy that somehow by taking some sort of supplement, not only for my teeth, but also so I don't inadvertently deprive my baby of important nutrients. AND I'll be chewing Xylitol gum! I've been thinking of getting a hair analysis to determine just which minerals I'm lacking, but I'm not sure yet.

    I hope that helps! : )

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  4. Lindsay12:12 PM

    Thank you for your input. The OB/GYN I have is not really "up" on nutrition. (During my last pregnancy, she asked if I was taking a prenatal; I told her I was, and that was as far as that conversation ever went!) I appreciate your willingness to share your experience :)

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