But everything changed once Selah was born, and I didn't want to spend my time reading or researching. I want to spend my time actually being with her. Here's the thing (this phrase is a bad habit of mine, and it drives Daniel NUTS). Generally, I just trust my gut instincts. If I have a question,of course I seek out the wisdom of those who have mothered before me, but I try not to belabor the simple choices.
I WAS MADE TO DO THIS. That's what I told myself in labor and that's how I feel about mothering.
|Do you see those two little teeth in there? Cuteness.|
I fed her cereal twice last week; it felt wrong to be feeding her unidentifiable flakes from a plastic-wrapped box. So, we've moved on to veggies and egg yolk. Sometimes it's smashed, sometimes it's whole. Sometimes I feed her with a spoon, sometimes she attempts to feed herself.
I don't care if you call it a fancy name, baby-led weaning, natural parenting, or otherwise. I just call it feeding my child.