I felt called to serve this family, and I wanted to do it as best I could.
I was so determined to make sure I fed the baby well from the start, because I knew he was growing faster than he ever would again.
What I fed him would provide the literal building blocks for his growing body.
But also because his biggest sister was an extremely picky eater and I wanted to make sure that when he was 5 years old he didn't suffer so much at the table.
Unfamiliar foods, those outside of the 5-10 she felt were safe, made her gag and cry.
Even though I'd JUST spent 4 years back in college learning all about how children learn, nothing prepared me for how babies learn to eat.
So I made it my mission to find out.
And I became a child nutrition specialist in the process!