She had gained no weight, and lost some of what she'd gained. Very disconcerting. Pede labeled her FTT early childhood and we'll be speaking to a nutritionist and having some tests run to rule out any problems.
IN the meantime, I'm keeping a food journal of what she eats, when she eats it, etc.
We've already added in Pediasure. Hoping to try benacalorie soon.
Pray for weight gain. And if you have any good suggestions, throw them at me. (Just remember gluten free, corn free)
I'm pretty sure the people these are for, won't ever find my blog, so its safe to share!
Last weekend we worked on some christmas crafts and goodies. We met up with Jessica and Andrew, baby Hannah stayed with her grandma, and we worked on a couple gifts.
First up were these beauties.
Caity's are the multi colored ones, while Izzie and Calleigh's were smaller silver balls. I love how they turned out.
I've printed off this poem to attach to them before we give them out as gifts!
These aren't just 5 snowmen
as anyone can see...
I made them with my hand
which is a part of me.
Now every year at Christmastime
when you deck your halls,
you can look back and remember
when my hand was just this small!
Love, Caitlyn (Of course Isabella and Calleigh's will have their names instead!)
While the handprints were drying, we made some salt dough ornaments. We let the kids use cookie cutters to make the shapes they wanted. Some of them, we mixed glitter into the dough before cutting out.
TodaysMama and GameStop are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.
1. What is your holiday wish for your family?
Just that we all stay healthy and have a good time as a family.
2. What is your Christmas morning / Hanukkah Nightly tradition? Christmas morning starts whenever the kids wake. They are allowed to collect their stockings when they wake up, but have to wait on gifts for everyone else to wake. Once everyone is awake, we sit down to open gifts. We take turns round robin, with all the kids. Once gifts are all open, DH puts stuff together/puts in batteries, while I make a huge brunch.
3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be? I'd love a Kindle or Nook! And a small gift card to buy books for it!
4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money? We do a lot of crafting/baking. Mostly using things we already have in the house.
5. What games did you play with your family growing up? We played a lot of card games. And of course monopoly. We do a "dirty santa" game every year, even now!
6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood? Cookie baking/decorating. We read the christmas story on christmas eve. PJs opened chirstmas eve.
7. Where would you go for a Christmas/Hanukkah-away-from-home trip? If we were to leave, I'd go someplace tropical. OR some place with lots of snow.
8. Check out GameStop and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year?
Wheel of Fortune for Nintendo DS
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood for Playstation 3
Kinect Dance Party Bundle
We got Calleigh's allergy RAST results in. We are now Corn Free (for her) and she was also borderline dairy, but so far dairy is not affecting her.
That meant quite a change in her snacks for the day (She used to love snacking on corn kernals)
We go back next week to check her weight and see if anythings changed, if not, we'll probably be looking at some more tests to find out what is going on there. She hasn't really gained anything since 6 months and she's flatlined on the growth chart.
I'm a little concerned, but trying not to be super worried. I've had small girls before.
Been a super busy week. Lots to update on, so little time.
Here's 3 lunches from this past week.
1st up is a school lunch for Caity.
She has on the left, orange container of Ranch dressing, Carrots, Grape tomatoes, half a cheese stick.
Right side: Dino chicken nuggets, a Colby Jack dino cheese cutout, and a mini fruit roll up.
That same day Izzie had this lunch (She wasn't feeling well, so it wasn't as full)
Top: Chicken nuggets, half a cheese stick, baby carrots, Hand cheese cutout.
Bottom: Cheeze Its, min fruit roll up, and she had a deviled egg too, but she ate it before I got a picture.
Yesterday's lunch for Caity.
Left Side: PB & strawberry fig jelly sandwich (heart shaped), Ausome fruit Apple Stick, some orange fruit nuggets
Right side: Baby carrots, added in ranch after the picture, Various crackers and cheese cutouts. Her initials C, E, and J, and some mini stars.
If you've never heard of Webkinz Jr. you are in for a treat. Webkinz Jr. is an interactive game. With every Webkinz Jr. stuffed animal is a Pet Code to interact with that pet online in a fun game setting. The interactive stuff includes feeding, bathing, and putting the pet to bed as needed. But also playing games with your pet, which in turn teaches your child while they play.
Isabella LOVES the game where you collect acorns as they are falling. It tells you to collect a certain number of acorns and then you are done! It's a great fun way to learn counting.
Webkinz Jr. is designed for ages 3-6.
We hosted our party over Labor day weekend, the same weekend we hosted Calleigh's 1st birthday party! The older kids were thrilled to be included in something as fun as Webkinz Jr. while the baby got to play with her new gifts.
Each child who came recieved the following A Webkinz Jr bag, a Webkinz Jr (5 different varieties), a coloring book, a CD, sticker sheet, info sheet, and 5 trial code cards to hand out to friends.
We also received two craft items. One was beads and string to make bracelets/necklaces. The other was paper bags and construction paper to make paper bag puppets.
We divided the day up into the different parts of the event. Crafts, intro to Webkinz jr, snacks, and then the dispursement of the "goody" bags. Then we let the kids take turns playing the game on the computers. We had two laptops and one desktop computer set up for the kids.
We were sent a short DVD to introduce the kids and parents to the Webkinz Jr. World!
The kids LOVED the crafts a lot. Each one did something different and enjoyed having the opportunity to create to their whims. We had bracelets and necklaces. Some kids used the beads to glue to their paper bag puppets.
The kids enjoyed watching the games being played and they enjoyed playing their turn. We had a little technical difficulties when our internet went down during the party due to storms, but all of the parents report that they were able to set up their accounts/child accounts once home without problems.
Webkinz Jr. is a wonderful online world and it was easily maneuvered by both my 3 and 6 year old and the other kids. I think that it makes a lovely addition to other educational activities online.
*Disclosure. We were sent 10 gift sets for the party, plus the Intro DVD, and craft items by Ganz. All words here are my own and I was not paid anything for them.
Caitlyn -- 9 years old. Trouble! Smart, sweet, and stronger than most kids her age. She has been through so much, and yet she's so HAPPY and easy going.
Isabella -- 6 years old. The middle child. Trouble - maker galore! This one gives me a run for my money on an hourly basis.
Calleigh -- The Baby. She's 4! She is definitely her own self (except when she has Cait mannerisms). She's tiny but fierce.