Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thanksgiving Dinner-low protein style

I'm hosting Thanksgiving this year and with 7 days remaining until t-day I'm starting to think, "what is K going to eat?" I want him to feel like he is a part of every holiday and that he isn't getting a plate of some random-ness while everyone else is eating something entirely different.
Our Menu is..

  • Turkey (none for K)
  • Roasted potatoes
  • Sweet potato casserole (none for K)
  • Pan seared green beans
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Rolls (none for K)
  • Pumpkin pie (none for K)

So, I think if I make him some bread and a dessert he should be able to have a nice thanksgiving meal just like the other family members. I have a great bread recipe from my Apples to Zuchinni cook book so that is taken care of. I also have a "ginger bread" recipe that would be perfect for a holiday dessert so I'll give that a try. If they turn out good, I'll have Christmas dessert already figured out! :) I'll let you know how the meal turns out and if I get a thumbs up from my baby K.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday baby K!!

I just have to post some pictures from Kaden's first birthday. It was definitely a really fun, memorable party.


Kaden had a great halloween. Last year he was only 7 days old so this year was really like his first year! He went trick-or-treating with his brother, maw maw and myself. He gots lots of treats and, of course, lots of compliments on how adorable he was!! :) My dad and sister have labeled him as becoming a doctor when he gets older, soooo, naturally, he was a doctor for halloween.

Finally..some good numbers!!!

We got Kaden's lab back from early October and his homocystine is 18!! Whooohoooo! These are the lowest numbers yet! His methionine was a bit high, but his dietitian told us its a side effect of the cystadane and its nothing to worry about (in the 200's). So, three months later, we are finally in a good spot, for now. I never seem to get too excited since I never know what next month will hold.

BTW...Kaden has been so hard to feed lately!! This kid wants to live off fries and crackers! He will just scream in his chair until I give in, and give him what he wants. I don't know how a kid that can pretty much only eat fruits and veggies can go all day without one??! But he has managed to do it. I did get him to eat some tomatoes and zucchini tonight after adding salt and pepper to both and salad dressing to the tomatoes. I also made some low protein tortillas last night that he seems to like. They are really good! They look a bit white and transparent at first but once you taste them, they are yummy. I might try to bake some this weekend with some seasonings and make some chips! I know, I know, just what he DOESN'T need, anther chip to obsess over. They are so low, three equals 1 pt, so I don't even count them since he can barely eat one.
sigh....just trying to hang in there....