Monday, August 23, 2010

Starting to find a balance

I'm always joking around and saying, "The stress of Kaden's diet is going to kill me!!" But, I will admit, I mean it most times. Being a mom to two busy boys is hard enough and some days, when adding the demand of Kaden's diet, I have to go into survival mode to finish the day. So, I'm started to do something for me. I just joined a gym a week ago and its made a world of difference!! First, I not a gym person and I hate working out so I thought this would be hard to start. But, it's so nice to just stop thinking, pedal an elliptical for a good 30 mins and just sweat my stress away. The gym I joined has daycare, pool, sauna, juice bar and best of all, good friends :). I love it and went 4 days last week. Whoo hoo! Its been a hard transition for Kaden and he screams when I leave him but he is just going to have to deal with 40 minutes in the Kids Club. Sorry, it's mommy time.

I'm also hoping to tone up and feel better about my body. I'm a naturally thin person but thanks to my beautiful boys, I'm a bit flabby in some areas. I'm also hoping to get super HOT so my husband will be on board for baby number 3. Hope he doesn't read this and ruin my plan! haha!

Picture: Kaden's favorite breakfast. A toasted dairy, wheat, gluten free apple cinnamon waffle. Best eaten when only wearing a diaper and watching Elmo. Always washed down with cold medical formula. YUMMM!

Friday, August 13, 2010

In a good place....

Things have been low stress and smooth at the Z household. Kaden has been taking all his medications and formula happily for the past 2 weeks. I was getting a bit worried there that an unpleasant intervention was going to have to take place soon. But, my little guy FINALLY gave in and is following his dietitians orders.

I just ordered some new foods for Kaden that I'm excited to cook with. We are going to try imitation mozzarella cheese (Kaden LOVES pizza) and chocolate. I'm thinking of doing smores for his birthday party in October in place of a cake, soooooo some good chocolate squares will be needed. His low protein birthday cake was so gross last year, I will never make him eat that again on his birthday.

On a non medical note, I'm so proud of my baby. We are already potty training!! (He's 22months) One night he used the potty "just like brother" and has been ever since. We are on day 4 now and he is using the potty 2-4 times a day. I'm not pushing it or even putting him in underwear, I'm just taking him to the potty every few hours. I hoping for him to be trained by his 2nd birthday! How cool would that be!! yeah! We use cloth diapers so we won't be saving money but I can stop washing 2 loads of diapers a week and can sell my cloth stash for some extra spending money. I'm thinking a trip to toys r us would be in order with the funds :)