Update December 24, 2020

Hi everyone! This was a good Christmas week for the family. I hope everyone who is celebrating a holiday around this time of year is having a wonderful season.

As I mentioned in the last post, IL2 has learned to take off his own diaper as well as his pants. This week, he managed to draw on the wall with the contents of his diaper. We put him in a long-armed, long-legged onesie (specifically bought to foil him), and he managed to get the diaper off anyway! Through the leg? We don’t know! I’ve decided to go ahead and see if he’s ready to be potty trained. No pressure, of course, I think he’s a little too young and not communicative enough. But it doesn’t hurt to put him him pull-ups, talk about going potty, and put him on the potty every couple of hours just to see.

We have great news about M8. His BMI is up to 47th percentile! He was around 3rd percentile when we first started working on his weight at 6.5 years old. I count that as a huge success, mainly due to feeding him 6 times a day and not worrying about his lack of variety (as suggested by his eating disorder doctor). We have to do a few tweaks to his diet in order to improve his digestive health. We hope to maintain his weight where it is.

M8 also got his new expander from his orthodontist this week. He was pretty excited about it. He wasn’t so excited once they put the gross-tasting glue in, though. Now he can’t talk quite right and is having a little difficulty eating. But he’ll get used to it.

D11 had a virtual birthday party that she attended on Sunday. They all played Roblox together.

Aaron has been learning how to crochet. He’s currently working on a Cthulu.

On Saturday night we went to see Christmas lights as a family. That was a lot of fun. 🙂 This house literally had about a hundred inflatables in the front and back yard.

Sunday night, we watched Nightmare Before Christmas. We were going to watch Die Hard, but the kids simply weren’t interested.

2 thoughts on “Update December 24, 2020

  1. Thank you, IL2! Next time my 93-yo Mom has an accident I’ll think “Well, at least she’s not writing on the wall with the contents of her pull ups”. [Grin]

    That’s great news about M8! I have a cousin who is a grown man now, but when he was a kid the family were worried sick because he refused to eat ANYTHING but peanut butter sandwiches. Three meals a day. Nothing else. I don’t know how long that went on but the doctor said not to worry about it. But of course we do because we see the food pyramid in our mind’s eye and think everyone has got to have all these various components!!! Fruit! Veggies! Protein! Grains! Milk! I’m pretty sure I could survive on Hormel Chili & Fritos. 😀

    Hang in there!!! You’re doing a great job with your kids.


    1. Thanks Jinjer! Yeah, it’s hard for me to get over the “healthy diet” outlook. The only complete protein he’s willing to eat is milk. He gave up his last meat (porkchops) in December. Which gave me an anxiety attack, because the doctor said we needed to give him his fiber supplements without milk, meaning we essentially had to decrease his milk intake. But I guess it is what it is. His fiber is really important for his gut health, which is suffering (presumably due to his eating habits). 🤷‍♀️

      I hope you and your mom had a lovely holiday season.

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