This weekend we celebrated our sweet Samuel turning FIVE! That seems like suuuuch a big boy to me! A whole hand!
To my Sam Sam:
You are sweet, you are wild, you are my sunshine boy. You are forever everything that is good in this world, and I am so proud to be your mama. Here’s to another year full of amazing growth and joy! I just know that five is going to be something real special for you!
I ordered this gorgeous dress (I think I’ll be wearing it for my baby shower coming up in a few weeks!), but it would be perfect for Easter too! Linking it now in case it sells out, and since Easter is next Sunday (whatttt!!)
My Sunday outfit for a day of preparing for the week ahead. I feel like I have a list a million long of things I need to get done “before baby”- things around the house, nesting (duh) and tons of work projects! Somebody pray for me. It’s a lot harder getting everything done with two little ones running around. ;)
Happy Monday, friends!
I am contacting you about your eldest boy, Sam.
I am wondering if his eating, drinking and growth improved and when? What was the cause and solution?
I have searched through your site and am unable to find the answer to my questions :)
Sam currently seems a good height but it is hard to tell from photos :)
You see, I have a 15 month old boy toddler (twin) who used to be 50th percentile for his weight and 37th for his height until 1 month old corrected age (born 8 weeks prematurely), and has since struggled to eat, drink and grow. His x-ray at 11 months corrected showed that his bones were 8 months old (first percentile!!!). He had untreated reflux till 11 months corrected (no doctor would provide meds) and also his swollen adenoids have always made it uncomfortable for him to eat and drink. I live in South Korea and they won’t operate on his nose till he is 3.
He hates smoothies of any kind, peanut butter, cream cheese, baby cereal, you name it. He will have a bit of mashed potato with butter in it. When I give high calorie food (using butter, oil, cheese etc) he just eats less of everything else.
The doctors are aware of all of this and say they can’t help.
Yes! It did improve. It sounds like our situations are a little different. I would try building around the foods he does like. So keep trying to add new foods to the mashed potatoes like ground meat, powdered vegetables, anything. We also had success with a “first, then” method where we give a very high preferred reward (even a small piece of candy) for eating a certain amount of “real” food. I hope that helps!