Welcome to my blog!
My name is Vanessa, and you can read more about me on the tab "Who am I?"
I decided to start a blog about my sweet picky eater. My daughter will be 7 years old on January. Boy that's just around the corner!!!
Anyway, as a baby, she was very fussy. After her first year, she started trying and muching on everything she saw, even if it wasn't edible! lol
She was on a great healthy road at the age of 13 months. She had never tried sweets before this time. Both my husband and I deserved a good patting on our backs. :)
But then, we moved to Pennsylvania. And my Angie tried sweets for the very first time at her Nona's house. Now, I'm not entirely blaming her. I guess she honestly didn't think it would hurt her (that much).
Well, that was the beginning of our nightmare. By the time she was 2 years old, we started noticing a lack of interest in food. We didn't think much of it at the moment. But as the months and years progressed and she kept turning food away, we knew it was getting bad. By age 4 to 5, she had cut down on more than 70% of the things she used to eat. Going to friends or familys for dinner was very stressful, as she didn't like to eat, yet she was always hungry. And don't even let me get started on restaurants!
This has been a constant battle since age 2. Today, she's almost 7 years old and her diet consist of just a few items (which will be on a list soon).
I have been asking the doctors all these years. They have ALL told me it is totally normal and it will go away. Really? Will it ever???? At first, I believed that. Later on, I WANTED to believe that. But now, I just don't know what to think.
I want to add here that the main reason all doctors have agreed it is normal, is because she is actually growing, she's thriving properly and looks pretty healthy.
So, that's the history in a nutshell.
My husband and I have a close relationship with Jesus Christ. And we decided to devote 40 nights of praying for our daughter's eating behavior. The end of the 40 nights is on November 2nd. And so I decided I would start a blog about our big challenge, as we buckle our pants (and skirts), and change gears with this whole situation.
It will be very challenging, it will be tough, it will be...fun? Ha! I sure hope so! So, come join me through this journey. I will be posting our progress (or lack of it), as well as healthy recipes I find, ideas, whatever I can find to help with this. And if you have any good ideas (not spam, please) make sure to post them! Thanks!