My little Sadie has been getting some extra help. We have been lucky enough to score some benefits through the Regional Center which is a program that helps children at risk to have developmental issues. We’ve so far had an OT visit, a developmental assessment -which went fine- as far as right now she seems on track for a baby who’s been through as much trauma as she has and who was born so small. But yesterday we had a visit from a nutrutionist and Sadie, for the first time, had actually lost weight. A few weeks ago she was 10 lbs. 12 oz. and now she’s 10 lbs. 10 oz. It was upsetting. But, we were told not to worry.
We’re going to up the concentration in her formula and try to give her solids even more often. This morning was operation “get the beeyotch to enjoy some tasty avocado.” It immediately went horribly awry when, as soon as she got a taste of the “so high in healthy oils and fats” treat, she make a face like I’d just given her a whole chicken liver and projectile vomited all over me and her newly washed bouncy seat. Maybe if I’d added onions, cilantro, garlic and lemon juice she would’ve totally got why people eat this stuff.
Here’s the good news. The nutritionist took measurments of her whole body and apparently -I don’t want to brag- but her upper arm circumference is in the upper percentile for her corrected age. Oh yeah, my tiny future Ultimate Fighting champion is getting herself ready to throw down.
Sorry she’s lost weight, but it sounds like she is still doing well! If you are doing finger foods yet, I’ve found that my picky eater loves whole wheat pancakes with lots of pureed sweet potatoes and some pears or apples. Maybe you could throw in some delicious mashed avocado.
I make them baby-sized and flash freeze them so I can pull them out one at a time.
my son used to eat only the whitest, most vanilla, bland food on the planet, but has always loved avocado. wtf. he’s branching out, but I hated the stuff until I was in my twenties…YOU know, last year.
I love the picture of the two of them together! It’s pretty awesome to think about the relationship they have. Every time I’ve tried to give my little bean anything other than the most watery of sweet stuff, she acts like I dumped scalding hot shit in her mouth. They say to keep at it and eventually they will come around but it’s no fun when they’re gagging and throwing up.
She looks great to me! Avocado mashed with any of the apple, pear, or apple + raspberry, pear + plum -type mixtures works wonders! Also, potatoes (baked with olive oil and semi-smashed) are a hit with my babe. But then, maybe we are just a carb-loving family.
She looks healthy and happy! My Maddie was a growth retardation and we spent the first year trying to get her to gain weight. She was 15lbs at a year. She informed me yesterday that she is a 95lb 11yo. She was a lot easier to manage when she was smaller. They growup, catch up and end up doing all the lovely things prepubescent girls do.
I’m so sorry for the stress. But they are simply adorable. I like the banana idea. My daughter started to refuse to eat for like three weeks and my husband suggested bananas since that’s what they used in high school to beef up. We are a banana family.
I tried to enter the contest for your book over at ‘Where Hot Comes to Die’, (love her by the way)but for some reason I couldn’t get the darn comment thing to work on my Mac at home. I have been having trouble with that lately. I don’t know if it’s my Mac or my provider…darn it.
I guess I will have to go out and buy it…more royalties for you!
Oh, I have to tell you, about your orangutan comparison in your previous post…I used to have a neighbor whose son looked like a monkey…he is the cutest little boy.
You gotta love a kid who makes her preferences SO clear. Gosh, they’re cute. We took my oldest to a nutritionist when she was a baby because she stopped gaining weight at around six months. The nutritionist suggested feeding her mushed real food as opposed to baby food. She liked it more, but she’s three and a half and she’s still really skinny.