C’s Big Accomplishment!

Our next big push, after seeing the Feeding Clinic Psychologist on Tuesday, is to get C to sit at the table to eat. The last goal was to get him sitting to eat in general, and we managed to get him sitting at the couch for all meals and snacks. I thought Continue Reading…

(Kinda) Wordless Wednesday: Baby Jo’s First Taste of Rice Cereal!

Baby Jo Rice Cereal 1

This is the look she’s been giving us every time we eat. “Alright, Mama, gimme some food or the giraffe gets it!”

Baby Jo Rice Cereal 2

But she wasn’t too fond of her first taste of the rice cereal! As long as she doesn’t have any negative reactions to her Continue Reading…

Calories are a Kid’s Best Friend

C day 2 hospitalNow, that’s my boy. That mischievous, adventurous, joyful spark has returned to his eyes. Today was quite a positive day. After receiving two 4-ounce tube feedings yesterday, he woke up with a little more energy. He ate his usual graham cracker, but also ate a cup of Continue Reading…

C’s Feeding Disturbances

C at 10 months, giving the stink face while eating

C at 10 months, giving the stink face while eating

Many of you know that C has never had much interest in eating. He’s almost always been in the 5th percentile for weight, and I’ve often Continue Reading…

And…He’s “Underweight” Again

C turned 18 months this week (update on that to come!), and that means he had to go to the doctor for his 18-month well-child visit.  It went…okay.

He’s weighing in at just under 20 pounds and has dropped back into the 5th percentile for Continue Reading…

C’s Trying Some Vegetables!

Eating vegetables may not be news for some children, but for C – it’s enough to cheer about.  :)

Yesterday, he ate about 1/4 cup of my homemade salsa (yay for tomatoes and green pepper!).  Today, he ate a few slices of cucumber from the Continue Reading…

The Challenge of Mealtime

Sometimes I find myself jealous of parents whose kids eat whatever they put in front of them; or, in general, parents whose kids eat.  Mealtime in our home is a challenge, to say the least.

C has always been very picky.  He has always been more Continue Reading…

C Tries a Popsicle for the First Time!

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How Do I Get My Son to Stop Throwing Food?

C throws food on the floor.  All the time.  He’s done this for many, many months and I have yet to find an effective way to get him to stop.

Things that have been suggested to me?

Take his food away.  Tried it.  He could care Continue Reading…

Hunger?

I thought pregnancy – especially the 3rd trimester – brought a flurry of hunger?!  I almost wish that I felt hungry, because I don’t think I’m getting the recommended caloric intake.  I’m just never really hungry.  Most of the time I force myself Continue Reading…