Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Proof is in the Pudding

Or yogurt as the case may be. I would like to present my latest adventures in the world of feeding/weight gain issues. Otherwise known as "how to tell that your life is slightly left of normal."

Proof #1: Last night I was at the grocery store (THE happening spot on a Friday night). I was cruising through the yogurt section and stopped to buy some Danables Crush Cups. For those of you unfamiliar with this item, it is yogurt in a cup that you squeeze in order to slurp the yogurt out. I see it as a personal testament to how much I love my son that I let him eat these things - I hate the sound of slurping. Anyway, lately he has been eating two of them each day during his snack times. As I went to pick up more of them last night I did a happy dance. Not because they were on sale (that dance came later) instead it was because they are 100 calories each. That meant an extra 200 calories each day! Exciting stuff for a mom whose son needs to gain weight and doesn't seem to be able to.

Proof #2: At the checkout I was unloading the baby food I had bought for my daughter. She still isn't eating orally - we are putting it down her tube. Anyway, as I was doing that I was hoping with my whole being that the checker would not ask how old my baby was. Because my baby isn't really a baby anymore. She's two. I wasn't really prepared to explain the whole reason why my two year-old is eating stage 2 fruits and vegetables. And not really eating them at that. So instead I was fully prepared to take complete ownership and parental claims of my nephew. My sister's beautiful, healthy eight month-old who does eat stage 2 baby food. I'm sure she will understand. With his adorable cheeks he never stood a chance against me taking ownership anyway.


Trish said...

You know you're a preemie mom if you dread anything starting with "how old..."

Preemie Parenting said...

So true!!

Laura said...

Yaaaay for yogurt!!
I would like them to be able to take the calories and fat out of what I eat and displace that to my boys. Can they do that yet??
I wage a battle with myself every time someone starts a question about how old the boys are. At least they now look like the size they should so I don't get the pitying looks anymore. When they were 6mos old but only weighing 8 and 9 lbs it was much harder. I'll admit I've lied about their age before.

Anonymous said...

I completely understand!! I can no longer even count the number of times I have lied about my sons age. There are times when I just don't feel like explaining and giving the "whole story"!