Things I Never Thought I’d Say…
Buying supplies from a squirrel store ranks way up there. But, I did. We’ve had issues with Sam’s large 60cc syringes forever. They start sticking after 1 use so I spray them with Pam. Fun, right? Well, I was on my Facebook Tubie Awareness page and someone mentioned their squirrel syringes. I thought it was just a funny name for a certain type of syringe… No, it is a special syringe for feeding squirrels that apparently works amazing well for tubing people too! It just has a different tip so it won’t stick. I felt like I had struck gold and ordered 10 immediately. From a squirrel supply store. Did you know those existed? You do now.
Speaking of Sam’s eating… it’s going well. He is working on chewing with the use of a chew tube, and now we are putting small bites of food in there! He does pretty well, but I don’t think he’ll be eating by himself any time soon. Sam does awesome with self-drinking. I have to fill his pink cup with 3cc of Pediasure and prompt him take a drink–what I wouldn’t give to have him just drink his Pediasure out of a sippy cup! One day…
I think the most frustrating part is that he just has so little interest in wanting to chew. Except for BACON. Bacon. Watch this video:
Also, I thought I would give you a glimpse into my daily life as a SAHM of these three. Well, as a SAHM of Sam 🙂 We are going to start trying Sam on a blenderized diet (vs formula/Pediasure)… Here is some info on that: http://www.blenderizeddiet.com/
Anyway, I spend a lot of time researching, planning, discussing, etc. Here is an email I sent to his dietitian yesterday.
Hi again! 🙂
55g oatmeal (45g of oatmeal + 10g whole milk) (see recipe–we do add some coconut oil)120g Pediasure
55g mac n cheese (45g of mac n cheese + 10g whole milk)120g Pediasure
from ~1:00-3:45 he is tubed straight water… usually averages 4oz water
25g chicken breast (25g chicken + 10g water)30g sweet potato100g Pediasure
Overnight he receives 420cc of Pediasure.
Total with this blend: Total with 420g pediasure:
409 calories 420 calories
28.5g fat 21g fat
21.9g carb 58.3g carb
19.1g protein 12.18g protein
1/3c oats mixed with 2/3c water + 1TB coconut oil– Sam is given 45grams of this mixture + 10grams of whole milk
Mac n cheese
recipe here: http://www.oprah.com/food/Macaroni-and-Cheese-1-with-Butternut-Squash-or-Cauliflower (*note that we use WHOLE milk)– Sam is given 40grams of this mixture + 5grams of whole milk. If too thick still, thinned with extra water.
45g sweet potato + 5g butter + 5g whole milk
chicken breast slow cooked, then pulsed/pureed with chicken stock.
Otherwise, the twins are doing great. A few weeks ago when we all were battling the worst flu ever, they had their first dentist appointments. I was positive they would flip, but they did AWESOME. Both boys let their teeth be cleaned, brushed, and get fluoride treatment. I was pretty nervous for Sam’s teeth– Adam took him while Jack stayed home to sleep and barf. But the dentist said his teeth looked perfect! I was shocked. She said she never would have guessed his vomiting issues and grinding tendencies. Yay for Sammers! Jack rocked it too, and only had a meltdown when he dropped his balloon…
We’ve been staying busy with preschool, playdates, and doctor appointments. But we are READY FOR SPRING!!!! 61 degrees tomorrow! 🙂