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Monday, January 18, 2010

Charlotte's eating habits have changed

Several months ago I wrote in tears about how my daughter was refusing all food on a spoon. She would only accept hand given food and that was limited to Yogurt drops, Puffs and some Cereals. This went on from 15mo - 18mo and to make matters worse she had dropped to the 0 percentale of her weight category at 15mo. The doctor said to fortify her bottles with cream and safflower oil - the oil was gross so we stuck with the cream and formula so she could continue getting her vitamins and nutrients. At 18mo she had gained 3lbs - from cream!

In the last few weeks she has taken an interest in everything we eat. Tonight a I tried a new vegetarian dish (to save money) Vegetable and Bean Polenta Pie and she LOVED IT! I'm so astonished.

Oh and the bedtime change appears complete, she doesn't want to be rocked to sleep anymore, bad behavior ensues like pinching my collar bone until I lay her down in the crib. Double astonishment!


CeCe said...

pinching your collar bone? OUCH! But at least she knows how to make a point?

R. Molder said...

ha ha she sure does, over the weekend she was pinching my knees when I sat at the computer too long. Who needs words?

crazywildberry said...

Ouch is right! Hey, for fun, start using signs with her. You could probably find a baby sign language book to help at the library. Might make her communicating with you less frustrating (her) and definitely less painful (you). I have almost got the sign for more taught to my 16 month old. You have to do it over and over till she gets it, but it should help her to tell you what she needs without the pinching. Let me know if that helps. :D