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The story of our precious little girl's 17 months of life with Trisomy 18 (July 4, 2010 - December 15, 2011) and of us, re-learning to live "after Lilly."
"I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made ...." Psalm 139:14

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Dream Dial

Solomon has made it clear that THE food he likes is banana.  It works to my advantage though.  I can mix banana in with almost anything and he will eat it.  Or in the case of pureed chicken, I use a bite of banana as a "chaser."  Here is Solomon enjoying carrots ... with banana:

As I posted about this spring, I am using the book Super Nutrition for Babies as my guide for feeding Solomon.  I know trends of how to feed babies can be quite faddish, but this book seems very solid to me.  It even has pictures of vintage baby food ads in it (I LOVE vintage pictures) and they are fascinating to read.  So far Solomon is eating:  avocado, lacto-fermented sweet potatoes, carrots, chicken, homemade chicken broth, and of course his beloved bananas. I also sprinkle into his food desiccated liver (from Radiant Life) and a probiotic (Country Life Maxi Baby-dophilus) once a day. He also occasionally gets a 1/4 teaspoon of the juice from Bubbies brand sauerkraut.  (Tabby eats the sauerkraut.  I'm afraid of it.) 

Earlier this week, on a blog called The Nourishing Gourmet, I read about an interesting quarterly-ish e-book called Everyday Nourishing Foods with Kimi Harris.  Kimi has been sharing research on her blog lately about nutrient dense diets, which I find very interesting.  (If you are "into" info. by Dr. Weston Price, or have a copy of Nourishing Traditions, you will like this.)  I bought and downloaded a copy.  (It is just a couple dollars if you buy in the next few days and use the discount coupon.  To buy and for more info click here.)  As I want to get more of these foods into my family's meals, I think this looks very useful.  (I haven't had much time to look at it yet but see several recipes I want to try.)  I just wanted to mention this in case any one else is interested.

Hunter, my 4-year old engineer type minded kid, has created a "Dream Dial."  I both laughed and was impressed with his idea.  He took old TV antennas, hooked them into an empty kleenex box cover on his nightstand, and then sets it to whatever he wants to dream about at night.  He claims it works for him because he has dreams about appliances, air conditioning units, plumbing, pipes, cars and trucks.  (All those things I've never even dreamed of dreaming about!)  Here is a picture of the Dream Dial:

I wish the dream dial really worked!  I usually have bizarre, tiring dreams.  Though sometimes I am able to solve real life problems in my dreams.  Now those are useful dreams!


  1. Dear H, I'd like to order one dream dialer, please. Name your price. It sounds like a worthwhile investment. All the best on your many adventures! Love, Mrs. W-H

  2. I'd also like my dream dial to be set for dreams about tropical locations, sewing machines, fabric and all happy things. I don't find plumbing especially amazing, no offense. Love, Mrs. W-H