BabyM is almost 14 months old already. It’s crazy how quickly the first year of his life flew by, and I know the subsequent years will be no different.
The upside of that passage of time is that we’re all sleeping pretty well now, and that is a wonderful thing. To be honest, though, I actually enjoyed watching my baby’s sleep develop this time around. I know that time softens my memories, but I already miss those quiet middle-of-the-night feedings with my baby.
Long-time readers of this blog know that I wrote a lot about sleep when Cee was a baby, in the early days of the blog. I also wrote about evidence-based sleep strategies for my book. I’ve read hundreds of papers on sleep since Cee was a baby, and that changed so much about my approach to M’s sleep. Lots of readers have asked me about how M’s sleep went, so I finally wanted to share his sleep story. Read more
You can find me over at the Fooducate blog today, where I’m guest posting on how having BabyC changed the way I eat. This was a fun post to write. It really made me think about how the way I was raised (Thanks, Mom!) influences the way I eat now, and those habits run deeper than all my years of nutrition training. I’m hoping to give BabyC the same foundation of appreciation for good food and where it comes from.
If you haven’t discovered Fooducate yet, they have an informative blog and a really cool app for smartphones. The app allows you to scan the bar code on any food in the grocery store and see nutrition information and suggestions for healthier alternatives. It is definitely worth checking out if you are looking for ways to make smarter choices while grocery shopping.
Has becoming a parent changed the way you eat? For the better or for the worse? (I can understand how it might change things for the worse!)