Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Blueberries :)

I am super happy to report that blueberries agreed with M and he seems to like them. :) Now to find a pancake recipe that works for him so he can learn to enjoy blueberry pancakes as much as me. I've tried a recipe with a gluten free mix but the olive oil does not seem to work very well with it. I think next time I'll sub the oil with apple sauce and hopefully he'll like it more. So far  his pancakes have been expensive dog treats!

Next food to try is beans...we need to make sure he is not allergic to stewed chicken with rice and beans so  he'll have something to eat during our  next trip to Belize. :) We are hoping to go back in May and are already worried about what he'll be able to eat while we are there. I need to try chicken with him again, as well. Last time his face seemed to react a bit...not horribly so, but definitely got a bit red and itchy. Hopefully some chicken from Trad.er Joe's or Who.le Foo.ds is better for him than the local grocery store.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Update from Our End of the World

It feels like it's been forever since I've posted. Going to try to update you on what's been happening in our end of the world. Really hoping to find a niche for myself in the blog-world in 2015. For now some bullets :)

* We stayed in Texas for Christmas this year. It was fun...not as relaxing as last year but a lot of fun and neither of us regret not travelling for the holidays. There is still family drama going on with my side of the family and while it did not stop us from going I was glad to not have to deal with it. Plus it was nice to keep M away from all the germs...seems like a lot of people of both sides of our families were sick over the holidays.

* Knock-on-wood...Maddox has yet to have a major cold or infection yet...just the food allergies!

* Speaking of medical stuff...I have had my own to deal with that I have not mentioned yet...possible diabetes. :( Dr. H has not liked any of my numbers lately so she's put me on meds to treat it. She told me my PCP would not consider it diabetes but she wants to nip it in the bud. Really, really hoping that once I lose weight the issue will disappear. So far I am down just under 20lbs. Need to keep going! M and I got out for a walk yesterday.  Hopefully the weather will be better tomorrow for another walk.

* M has switched formulas...now he's on a fancy pants one that is not cheap. Thankfully our new insurance will help cover it. Just called the doctor's office to get that ball rolling.

*We are trying blueberries today! He better not react...I want him to love blueberries as much as I do. :)

* M is now a full-fledged toddler! he's all over the place! LOVES pulling the plastic mixing bowls out of the cabinet. Walks all over the house with the dog bowls. Loves giving the dogs treats when they come in from outside.

* We are working on getting down to one nap a day...it went well over the weekend. Not so much yesterday and today.

* I am debating on joining a Moms group - I found one for moms over 30...I think I may step out of my comfort zone and try it.

I will leave you with some pictures of our little man.