Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cheetos, Funions, and Saltines

Another few days have passed and she's still not throwing up and still wants to eat. Nothing sweet, nothing soft, Maggie prefers salty and crunchy. Her "go to" foods right now are Cheetos, Crackers, Veggie Chips, and Funions. Hilarious, I know. We've tried cooked carrots and green beans but she said "yucky" and started pointing to her tongue in disgust. Oh well. At least I can cheat and pump her full of spinach and peas! (But if anyone has any other similar foods to try, please let me know- remember developmentally she has the mouth of an eight month old).

Her dietician did approve the formula (only after saying she can't endorse homemade formulas and wouldn't trust most parents to do it). But amazingly her GI doctor said he was ecstatic about it and asked for the recipe for his other patients! He said he wished we had tried it sooner....crazy, huh?

I had several people email me after my last post and comment that it looks like she holds her head straight when she swallows and, yes, that's right! Her brain knows that in order to be an efficient swallower, she needs to have a straightened throat.

I have some updates on the progress of her neck which I will post later, but for now here's one more video for all of Maggie's cheerleaders who love this stuff as much as I do. In the video Maggie is eating a cheeto and ML a Fun Dip (not the model of good mothering here!). And if you listen closely you can hear her say "eating," "yummy," and "cheese":

YouTube Video

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  1. 3 cheers for Maggie! and for her mommy who makes the are amazing!

  2. Hi Lee! I've been reading your blog since you were on bedrest, but I am not sure I've ever commented before. Have you tried butternut or acorn squash? It's a bit on the sweet side (like carrots), but can be cooked and chopped small for finger foods. My almost 9 month old loves it. We also put garlic salt on it and it tastes really good that way-- might be worth a shot. You are such an amazing mom!

  3. YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you hear me screaming from Oxford Mississippi? PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Love you girls,

  4. I am so happy! This made my whole weekend!
    Praise God!