Well...our little Ellie ended up in the ER late last night. We have been putting her on solid foods and it has been a slow journey because she just was not interested. Her mother is also weaning her to formula for the feeding while she is at work, so about half breast milk and half formula. This week she was having trouble pooping. She was crying every time she had to go and the last one last night would not come out. Her parents tried all the things the doctor said but nothing worked so they ended up at the hospital where they were able to help her relieve herself. My son said she is back to her happy self this morning.
I was thinking...maybe we should just listen to her body signals and go more slowly. When I was having babies, which by the way were all premies, I listened to my mother and others who were experienced at having children. It seems if I offer advice to any of my girls they are offended. After contemplating all night I think it is the mixed grain cereal. She is getting it twice a day starting last week, before that it was rice. I suggested to go back to rice cereal , applesauce and prunes. It seems our babies now are sensitive to so many foods and dairy is the worst. I never thought there would be a generation gap with my children but I guess there is. We grew up knowing that older adults had wisdom and knowledge that we could learn from. My girls think I am old school... such is life.
I am trying to decide whether or not to have an appetizer section in my cookbook. This book is not a how-to or learning how to cook book. It is a collection of recipes for each season. It will be four books in all, one for each season. I guess I could add the ones I would use for the holiday in each season...what do you think?
It is very slow going but will keep me busy for awhile and that is a good thing. The hardest part for me is trying to decide how many sections and what to put in each. I am not a writer...this is a little dream I have and am trying to make it come to life.