I was VERY impressed with the gluten-free options in Omaha. I do not have Celiac's disease. I just avoid gluten because of a sensitivity, so I'm not always super concerned when we go out to restaurants. I do like to frequent places with GF menus, but I will order from regular menus without worrying too much about cross-contamination. I order things that should be gluten-free, like salads and ask questions, but I probably get trace amounts doing this. Anyway, the very first restaurant we went in had GF items marked right on the menu, as did several others we tried. I also found a bakery close to our new house that sells freshly baked gluten-free bread! I bought some, and it was the best GF bread I've had.
The hotel we stayed in (which was VERY green!) had a laundry room for guests to use, so I was able to wash diapers there. I brought prefolds and Grovia covers & snap-in inserts, which worked out well. Josh and I decided that the Grovia inserts are the most absorbent of any diapers we own and may start using these for nighttime instead of FuzziBunz. Penny did get a bad diaper rash towards the end of our trip, which I think may have been from using common washers. Maybe there was residue from dryer sheets or detergent with additives? Not sure, but we have hardly had any diaper rash problems before this. Anyone else experience this?
I also found a moms group for moms who are into natural parenting in the Omaha area! They held a meetup at a park in Omaha while we were there, so Penny and I stopped by. It was fun to meet a couple of other moms, and I'm looking forward to making some new friends who are like-minded in parenting style. I think this group will be a great place to make friends but also a great resource for things like pediatrician referrals.
Overall, our trip was a big success, and I am feeling pretty good about the move. I am still sad to leave Virginia because we've been so happy here, but I look forward to the next chapter with optimism.
|Penny with the Easter Bunny in Omaha|