Monday, October 19, 2009

Kaden's First Birthday menu...

Kaden's first birthday is this Saturday (5 days away) and I have a big family luau planned. I can't believe its already been one year since I had him, it really flew by. As for the menu I have planned, I'm catering in Panda Express (chinese) since I have 35 people coming and I don't want to cook. The local hawaiian restaurant is not good so I figured chinese food is close enough :) Kaden should be able to eat a small portion of the fried rice and I'm going to make fruit and marshmallow kabobs (thanks for the idea Tammy) as well for him. As for his cake, I ordered a special mix online that is low in MET from Frosting is easy since he can eat the store bought "ready to use" stuff. I'm a bit surprised and confused, like always, with what is actually low in MET. As for the frostings, cream cheese flavor is the lowest! Um yeah, wouldn't it be high, its CHEESE! Anyway.....that is our frosting of choice since its MET free. Will post pics after the big event!!

Picky Eater! AGAIN!

Soooo, I jinxed myself by saying K is a great eater in the last post! I'm eating my words now. It has, yet again, been so hard to feed him lately. All he wants to eat are crackers and gerber "cheetos". He isn't eating baby food that good anymore but when I give his real food he acts like he doesn't know what to do with it and spits it out. I think I will have to step up my cooking skills and see if I can get him to start eating his veggies!! I have some squashes I got on sale that I'm going to play around with. Going to steam one and roast the other. Not sure if I should puree it or just cube it up for him. I"ll probably do both just to see what I can get him to eat! sigh.....

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cystadane update...

So far the addition of Cystadane to Kaden's treatment is going well. It's a powder substance that I add to his formula bottles three times a day. Its only a 1/8 teaspoon dose for the entire day so it doesn't seem to change the flavor of the "milk", he is still being a good boy and drinking all his bottles.

He really is getting adventurous with his diet and I'm excited about that. Last night for dinner he ate tomatoes and cucumbers from my subway sandwich. So cute! He is now able to drink out of a juice box which is the new fun thing! Today at MC Donald's he LOVED having sips from his juice box between fries! (I know he is to young for fries, but I have mother's guilt and give in). I also made some low protein bread last weekend that he likes toasted with jellies. I make cinnamon croutons with the last few stale slices last night and he gobbled it up for breakfast. (I could let the bread go to waste, so expensive and a bit of a pain to make).

He has been such a good eater lately and its been so nice!! I hear the boo boos now, gotta go!