Greg LOVES his new job. The environment is great and he likes all of his co-workers. Plus, he gets to make films for work! As a media arts major, it is pretty hard to land a job with a steady paycheck right out of college. This one just kind of fell into Greg's lap. The stark contrast between his previous job as a teacher and this one is like night and day. And believe me, the ripple effect of this has spilled over into our home; it's like a breath of fresh air!
Hinckley has been very active lately and is already starting to assert his independence. He is 17 1/2 pounds and 28 inches tall. He just discovered how much he loves rolling over, so he does it all the time now. I think he would like to be running and on the move if he only knew how to do it! He also loves food. So far he has only eaten rice cereal and sweet potatoes, but he clearly makes it known that he prefers the sweet potatoes to the cereal. He is also very vocal when it comes to nap time and refuses to take naps sometimes. I hate to say it, but sometimes he wins that battle. After listening to him cry and going in to comfort him every ten minutes for an hour and a half today, I decided it just wasn't worth it. So we had a tired, grumpy baby until his next nap time when he easily fell asleep. I hope this independence is not a sign of grief as he gets older...
In addition to this, we made another HUGE change in our lives. We decided to dedicate at least three months to eating purely a whole food, plant-based diet. That means no meat, no dairy, no eggs, no sugar, and no refined flours. Oh, and no oil either. Yes, it is pretty drastic. We cleaned out our kitchen and gave away anything that did not fit into this plan--even our white flour.
|Eat'n WFPB diet like a boss!|
|Tasty homemade whole wheat tortilla|
with all sorts of goodness on top
|Whole Wheat Pasta with quinoa, chickpea, avocado salad|
It has been six days and neither of us have had any big problems with the diet yet. In fact, we have tried some new recipes that have been great! We went to a really good vegetarian restaurant, Cafe Samana, and enjoyed some food we would have never imagined eating before. And Greg really likes that he can eat as much as he wants (as long as it is WFPB)! The one drawback is that it takes longer to prepare meals; we just have to be better at planning them out beforehand.
|Cafe Semana - a very tasty place indeed|
|"I never thought I would be eating more extreme than a vegan" - Greg|
|Chickpea patties with salad.|
So, that's life in a nutshell for us here in Tulsa!