I did! I ended up boiling chicken, sauteeing some red pepper, red onion and zucchini from the farmer's market and tossing it all with some wild rice. It was great!! My tomato sauce looked funny so I decided I'll have to keep my squash for a night when I can make some fresh. :-(
Kellan had a great night last night, too. Our SLP has suggesting adding olive oil to his purees & chicken. The chicken I boiled last night I'm going to try giving him tonight. Yesterday she recommended we see a woman at Upstate for nutrition, swallowing and possible metabolic/allergy testing. I have to admit, I'm completely overwhelmed with feeding the little guy. Just this morning he woke up at 6:47, was happy until 7:15, cried until 7:47 and FINALLY drank 3 oz twisted in my arms so his chin rested on my chest and his belly on my belly.
I know it will get better in time. I know if I make decisions I can be proud of with my own nutrition, it will set the right tone for Kellan as he gets older and is even more aware of food. But, right now, I just want junk food to soothe me. But I'll stay strong. Maybe a small handful of Cheetos and an extra veggie at dinner.
How are YOU doing? I'm kinda monopolizing all our checkins! 1223 days ago
Homemade applesauce is on my agenda, too. I bought a bag of apples on Sunday since I'm not sure we'll be able to pick our own.
I didn't get dinner... again. Instead I had some buffalo dip and tortillas as snack when I got home at 4:30. Kellan pitched a fit from 5-7 and I think he just wanted some of what I was eating rather than his food. We need to try more "table" foods, but I admit I'm nervous ... I'm doing most of this parenting thing on my own since Mike is gone so much... I might be more willing to try things if it wasn't just me all the time...
I've noticed getting poor sleep makes me less dedicated. I made it through our 1/2 hour lunch (and we get no other breaks) but I was tempted to hop in the car and grab a bag of M&Ms or Cheetos. I'm hoping I get to my squash tonight... Enjoy your chicken, spinach and applesauce! Sounds delicious! 1224 days ago
AIMSweb... I can't tell ya how much I missed hearing these rousing passages 30 times in a row! But, it gives me a chance to see other reading teachers in the district and hang with the elementary kids so I actually really enjoy it.
I packed my breakfast & lunch and am excited for dinner (spaghetti squash with my sauce and turkey sausage). Mike has a soccer game so he'll eat the leftover pizza when he gets in around midnight... He thinks he hates squash but I've snuck it in things before and he's loved it.
My number is the same, too. I do have yours. Checking in is definitely key. I shoulda checked in over the weekend: it's when I'm feeling most overwhelmed. Fortunately, Mike will only have home football, lax and soccer games to attend until the middle of Oct. Even though he's still not around the help, it at least gives me the feeling that there's another pair of hands around.