During my pregnancy with Oak, I always imagined he would nurse for two years- he would be the baby that would let me extend my breastfeeding relationship. I imagined we’d lay in bed and watch the sun rise and set together, cuddling of course. The funny thing about motherhood is this: Nothing goes according to plan. Oak, immediately became this baby that was a part of me; he was alive and thriving, and I knew how to love him, hold him, change him- all of it, without a thought. There was rarely (on purpose) sunrise watching or sunset settling in our bed. Occasionally, yes. But as you can imagine, life with two proved to be full and fast paced and the slow days with my baby were few. And to my surprise he weaned himself around 10 months. This must be the second time around talk, because even though there were moments I got down about it all, I also welcomed it all. I took each turn in stride, knowing that he was him and these things do happen. I am simply thankful for having this little healthy baby anyway shape or form he wants to be.
As he has grown, his eating habits have shifted. He loves his greens, but also loves his grains. And some days he doesn’t love anything at all. All of me, just like I’m sure it is with any mother, wants all of him to be healthy and balanced. We’ve been offering him Plum pouches since he was about 5 months, and we have never looked back. They’re easy, but more importantly, they offer essential nutrients he needs for every stage of his life, for every little hard working organ.
The signature food drip! Gah, I love this sweet boy!
We had such a restful time in Maryland. It was really good being able to feed this guy healthy and balanced food while away. To celebrate my growing boy, and your growing babies, we have partnered with Plum Organics to give one lucky reader A Grow Well Kit of their very own! The Grow Well Kit includes a variety of Plum’s new Grow Well pouches, a mat to play and lay on, a bib and a blanket. To enter: simply visit Plum’s website and read all about their new Grow Well products ( we personally love the DHA one) and come back and leave a comment below. The winner will be chosen at random October, 23rd. Good luck!
This post is in partnership with Plum. Thank you for supporting the partners I wholeheartedly believe in!