Pour Your Heart Out & Wine Wednesday! - Baby Steps in High Heels

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pour Your Heart Out & Wine Wednesday!

So, I probably couldn’t give you the definition of a meme if I tried, but I think I’m participating in TWO today!

First, Shell’s Pour Your Heart Out Wednesday:
Here are the Rules:

Write a post from the heart.
Something that has been weighing on you.
Something you feel passionately about.
Something you've been wanting to talk about.
A cause, a memory, a belief, a world view.


Pour your heart out, and then link up!

This might be a bit of a cop out, but it’s definitely been on my mind lately. We’re taking Baby for her 4-month check-up this week (new doctor!), and I’m fairly terrified about her weight check. Society today places a ton of guilt on moms who can’t/don’t breastfeed. We all know that I failed miserably at that particular task of motherhood. What’s worse is all of the trouble that Baby has had with formula. We’ve tried regular. We’ve tried one for gas and fussiness. We’ve tried soy. And, now we’re on advanced rice, the one for babies who spit up a lot. Husband seems to think this one is working better, but I’m not convinced. And, I won’t be until we get that weight check (honestly, that probably won’t even satisfy me). I’m hoping that Baby gains enough weight to indicate that she’s getting enough nourishment from her formula. It’s terrible to feel so responsible for all of these troubles, but it’s even worse to watch her struggle with finding something that she can tolerate. I’ve got my fingers crossed that all goes well this week.

That said, we should move along to meme # 2 – Wine Wednesdays! Now, I didn’t think of this one. I CAN’TCAN'TCAN'T believe I didn't think of this one!! But, I do think it’s appropriate to follow a little heart pouring with a little wine pouring … what do y’all think?

One of my favorite wines is Kim Crawford’s Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. I don’t have time to search for a picture, but, trust me … it’s delicious! I pulled the following info from their website:
Wild at Heart
Deriving from the French word sauvage (“wild”) and blanc (“white”) ours is a crisp and powerful, well balanced wine with intense aromas of gooseberry, passion fruit and citrus flavours. This light to medium bodied aromatic wine to match with salads, seafood and vegetarian dishes and a perfectly acceptable quaffer!
Tasting Notes
Colour: Pale green.
Aroma: Lifted aromatics of tropical fruits combined with the traditional nettle and herbaceous aromas of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Palate: Firm acidity is surrounded by tropical fruits and herbaceous notes with hints of citrus sneaking in. A whopping mouthful of Marlborough.
Cellar: Ready to drink now, however this wine will continue to develop for 2-3 years.
Food Match: Good to drink with anyone at anytime. Ideally suited to asparagus, oysters and summer salads.


  1. Someone else told me that wine was do dye for! I need to try it :)

  2. I am sick unto death of the guilt placed on formula feeding moms. I breastfed my son for as long as I could (which was only about two weeks) and I pumped breast milk for my daughter and fed it to her from a syringe before she could eat on her own (because she was a preemie) but that only lasted six weeks. I had both of them on formula and boy, did people try to make me feel guilty (especially with my preemie) but YOU know what's best for your baby, YOU know what works, and you just do what you have to do. It sure sounds to me like you're doing everything you can to do the best for your little one. Hope the doctor appointment goes well!

  3. Kim Crawford wine is a favorite of mine! check out their website to get groovy recipes too! They are the best! They even have a Facebook page and Twitter you can follow all of which are on their site. http://www.experiencekimcrawford.com

    I just love Kim Crawford Wines!

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  5. Jenn, you shouldn't feel guilty at all! My mom couldn't breastfeed me - well she didn't find this out until I was losing weight after I was born and then was diagnosed with "failure to thrive" You are a great mom who loves her daughter, and in the end that's all that matters :) Also, you should try Duckhorn's merlot- I had this at Perry's Steakhouse and have been drinking it ever since :)

  6. Good luck at the doctor's appointment. My oldest was a terrible nurser and we had to go to formula. He had major diarrhea with formula, but we had to persevere. Later, he was diagnosed with a million food allergies and as failure to thrive based on his height and weight. He's completely normal now though (albeit, small!). Don't beat yourself up too much. Being a mother is hard enough without harboring guilt!!

  7. Good luck with her check up!

    You didn't link up- I almost missed your post today.

  8. Hey I was completely a formula baby and I turned out ok! no problem with weight gain! :)