3/22/15 Katie's Healthy Eating Journal: Tuesday

by Katie (Jenny Craig 2009 Poster Girl) 23. March 2014 08:43

Ok, don't laugh I have another connection I've made from a TV Show to my new experience at being a Mom.  Wink Remember I said I can't resist a little bit of Real Housewives?  Well, I've become glued to the show Bethenny Ever After (the spin-off from Housewives of New York).  Yep, I know another one of those reality shows but they're my guilty pleasure.  It's my escape after a stressful day.  Part of why I think I love Bethenny so much is because I watched her journey being pregnant and giving birth at the same time I was pregnant last spring.  I liked hearing her gripes and concerns because being pregnant is such a unique experience and it's nice to be able to hear the same woes as others!  When they filmed the show was the same age that my son is: 5 months.  I love watching this season because, again, we are going through simiar experiences with our babies (lol, minus the part where I'm not famous like she is!).  But, this week's episode was about how Bethenny was keeping an open-mind and allowing her child to receive a blessing in her baby nurse's Caribbean church (OK, again, no baby nurses but you get what I mean!).  She dove right into the experience without understanding their culture and the next thing she knew they were calling it a "baptism" and passing her around the church.  Meanwhile, the baby was screaming her head off at all the noise, dance, and faces of stranger.  It was evident that Bethenny was getting increasingly uncomfortable and finally just snapped.  She didn't want to offend anyone but something didn't feel right, her baby was upset, and she wanted her back in her arms.  I'm now wondering if every mother has this learning experience?.  My husband and I both commented on the fact that I had to learn this feeling too (your baby is upset, you want to be the one to comfort him/her, and you need to get over "hurting someone's feelings in the process.)  I now realize it's my baby and if I think the situation is unsettling and it would be best for me to comfort my son I'm going to take him.  It is not about me or in this case how someone else feels when it comes to my son.  If he's hurt, in pain, or upset then I'm going to do whatever it takes to soothe him (within reason, of course).  At first I thought I might be breeding bad habits if I taught my son that I will always "swoop" in and save the day.  But, then after talking to others I realized, he's a baby for goodness sake.  It's not time for life lessons yet.  If he's upset he wants comfort from someone he knows.  Period.  It's taken me several months to get over this fear of offending someone (because I know they are perfectly capable of comforting a baby) - a baby just wants the smell, familiar face, and calming voice of someone he's used to.  I guess my mothering instincts have taken over...

Breakfast - 

JC Cheddar Cheese Omelet

1 cup coffee with fat-free creamer

Banana

Snack - 

JC Peanut Butter Anytime Bar

Lunch - 

JC Cheesy Enchilada

Carrots

Snack - 

1/2 cup blueberries

Dinner - 

JC Rising Crust Pizza

Salad with 2 tbsp. light southwestern ranch (peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes)

Snack - 

JC Cheese Curls

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Katie's Healthy Eating

Comments (2) -

nanosat fta
nanosat fta
3/26/2015 5:18:50 AM #

This is such a informative post.

Katie
Katie
4/3/2015 7:31:45 PM #

Thank you!  It's nice to know someone out there reads what I'm writing sometimes! Smile

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