You may already know, but I’m pregnant. I’ve been interested in health for years, but even more so now. Recently, I’ve been researching all about nutrition and healthy diet, and I’ve been sharing what I’ve learned with y’all.
But I also have an ulterior motive. Yes, eating super healthily does help me as well as my husband, but a healthy lifestyle and mindset is something free I can give to my baby. My household is a rather frugal one, and we need to pay attention to where our money is going – especially over the next few years. We’re paying off debt, and I don’t have a job. I’m trying things, and I do a pretty good job of being extremely mindful with the money we have, but, let’s face it, there’s no way I can begin a savings fund or anything similar for my baby right now (and even though I totally believe that this money slump will come to an end, there’s no guarantee that that will happen).
But I can totally give my baby a healthy start (and love, of course). I know that once he’s old enough to make his own decisions, he may decide to eat/live less healthily, and there’s nothing I can do about that. However, I love him, and there’s not much I can give him. I can’t give him money, but I can give him health. There will be times when I’m sure he won’t like me for it (like when I make him eat certain things or sneak vegetables into his food), but I always think that if I truly love him, why would I give him food (however much he may like them) that would compromise his health. He’s going to love sugary foods and foods filled with cheese and dairy – heck, even I enjoy those foods – but health and love go hand in hand. A lot of people don’t know what I know, but I’ve learned so much about nutrition over the past couple of years that I can’t, in good conscience, give junk foods to people I love. And this baby will be no different.