Happy 2-year Tubie-versary, C!

Happy 2-Year Tubie-Versary, C!

Today marks C’s 2-Year Tubie-Versary! Two years ago today, he had his g-tube surgically placed. He was a 2-year-old who was off the bottom of the BMI chart and now he is a healthy, happy 4-year-old. He is in the 20th percentile for weight – the best he has been since birth. He is in the 35th percentile for height. He’s small, but mighty!

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My intuitive little love.

My intuitive little love

Sometimes we wonder when our kids changed, the precise moment they grew up a little. I witnessed it tonight. C has always been in tune with my feelings. Whenever I am sick, he clings to my side with extra cuddles and caresses to my cheek. Tonight he turned into my helper. He stepped in when I wasn’t feeling well enough to do the little motherly things that we do – retrieving a lost water bottle, telling sister it was time for dinner, pulling out her chair when she was finished eating.

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It Happened Two Years Ago

Hospital Day 4

I’m sitting here in silence after my children are in bed and it hit me: it happened two years ago. Two years ago, I called the doctor and the pediatric GI because C stopped eating and drinking. He was lethargic. We were told to get him to Children’s Hospital. I rushed around, packing and making arrangements for 3-month-old Baby Jo.

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Preceded by Labels

Preceded by Labels

“Any conditions, allergies, or other things we should be aware of?” I have answered variations of this question hundreds of times. Experience has taught me to write small in order to fit everything into that little space. My sweet boy. In addition to all of the awesome qualities that 4-year-olds have, my C comes with multiple diagnoses. Gastroparesis, g-tube, sensory processing disorder, autism. There are only four things, but they pack a punch.

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When Medical Conditions Make it Hard to Lose Weight

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When Medical Conditions Make it Hard to Lose Weight

If you don’t follow me on social media or know me very well, it would probably surprise you that I run 3-5 miles per day, have completed two half marathons, and will soon add long runs into my training schedule again as I prepare for my next half marathon. I don’t look like a runner. I am short in stature and only about a third of the way through my weight loss journey. I have met a lot of people like me, with medical conditions that make it hard to lose weight. So, what do I do when I train hard, eat well and the weight doesn’t fall off?

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We’re snapping a Huggies Snug N Dry #UltraHug selfie for Climb Out of the Darkness!

Selfie in the car #UltraHug #sp

Did you know that Huggies Snug N Dry is hosting an #UltraHug Contest? From now until June 25th, post a selfie of you and your kid(s) on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #UltraHug and share a local community organization or cause that you support. On July 6th, voting will narrow down contestants and the winner’s cause will receive a $2,000 grant from Huggies! What a cool way to make a difference in your community.

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