Posted by Mandy | Posted in baby boy, challenges, life as mommy, nutrition | Posted on 27-01-2012
My husband and I have completely different tastes. Since I lost a good 70lbs about 6 years ago, I’ve been eating pretty healthy. I like veggies, poultry and whole grains while my hubby prefers carbs, sausage and cheese. I used to cook separately for both of us and I didn’t really mind… I had the spare time and cooking is my hobby, so it seemed like a win-win situation. However, I want my child to learn good eating habits and I also want to start taking meals together.
Right now, things still are kind of a-jumble. My husband sleeps from 8am-4pm, so his eating rhythm is completely different from mine. Yet again, I find myself cooking separately for both of us.
Logan is starting to become very interested in food, so I make sure to always let him watch me eat when he’s awake. He hasn’t grabbed food yet, but I think within a month or two he’ll be ready to start slowly on solids. My plan is to introduce one type of food per week and have him get a taste of oatmeal cereal, bananas, avocados, sweet potato and squash by the time he’s 6 months old. Then we’ll branch out to all the fun stuff.
That also means that by the time he’s 6 months old, I want to have at least one family meal that we can all eat together at the table. Hopefully, my husband’s and my sleep schedule will be aligned by then, so I don’t totally throw him off by having his dinner prepared when he wakes up. I guess there are worse things, but I know my digestive system would revolt.
I might start looking into some “his and her” recipes, so instead of preparing two completely different meals, I can just make some changes to adjust his part of dinner to his liking. I think it might preserve my sanity.
Any tips on how to make having a meal together as a new family easier?