Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Just one of those phases I hope...


Ashley's been having one of those I'm not so hungry phases and it's hard to watch. She has these from times to time and at 22 pounds (which is a good weight for her) it's hard on Mommy. I want her to eat so bad. When she's not interested in eating I'm lucky if she eats two bites sometimes.  I usually resort to making many different meals hoping I find something that she may be interested in.  She usually cries a bit at meal times on these days and Mommy wants to do that to.   I try letting her watch Treehouse and hopefully sneak in a bite or two when she is distracted however by bite number three the tears come out and I have to stop.  This morning she had toast with honey she only ate  about 1/4 of a slice  followed by 6 oz milk with carnation instant breakfast.  She can usually polish off a whole slice of peanut butter toast.  At snack she ate 6 mini oreos and a slice or two of banana with 4 oz milk.  She stayed for pizza at school, but she didn't eat anything. I came home and made her another lunch yummy pasta with cream sauce, also heated some brown beans with no luck.  Going to g-tube feed her now.. i hate resorting to the g-tube meal as it's a slippery slope.  That instant breakfast may have killed her appetite for lunch and snack.   I hope she is hungry for dinner.  I'm not sure the pot roast I'm sticking in the oven now will appeal to her. Anyone have any suggestions for yummy meals Ashley might be interested in she loves anything sweet so I'll probably resort to blueberry pancakes if she doesn't take to the roasted carrots and beef tonight.

9 comments:

Colleen said...

I wish I had some good advice for you as mr. man is fully g-tube fed. His speech therapist said that sometimes these kids like sweet and sour tastes the most. I hope you find something soon that she likes!

Mighty Mom said...

Hmm... I'd go with blueberry pancakes and a latte!

Team Carter Jay said...

Awww, I can completely relate. C is going through a not eating phase himself. I'm hoping that it's just temporary for both of them. Good luck!

Team Carter Jay said...

Awww, I can completely relate. C is going through a not eating phase himself. I'm hoping that it's just temporary for both of them. Good luck!

Bugg's mama said...

I would DEF recommend the Nikon D-40. I mean, not to eat! I love my camera and if you're ever wanting to splurge, that would be the thing. Photography has become my comfort. I'm super excited to meet you.

Love, bree

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CC said...

Hugs!!!!! No suggestions, wish I had some ideas.

Michelle said...

Dang girl, you know we are stuggling here with the same issues. I just have no help, other than giving her ANYTHING AT ALL that she loves and will eat.

BusyLizzyMom said...

I know how frustrating feeding/eating can be and how hard it is not to worry all the time about it. When I send Elizabeth off to school in the morning she has had 15cc of juice, 1/2 piece of toast and 5 spoonfuls of applesauce and this takes an hour of my pleading. As the day gets better she does eat better and lucky for us is not much of a picky eater. She loves muffins, pumpkin loaf and banana bread so I try to have that available for breakfast. Elizabeth loves sour things lemon juice and vinegar are ways I can get her to eat. Eating and pushing and giving in are tricky areas, I would see if there is a mealtime clinic or a behavioral therapist you could talk with before things get out of control. Ashley has done so well with eating it would tear you up if she goes back.