Thursday, June 12, 2008

Someone is practicing for something bigger

E has pretty much mastered the art of pulling himself up on things. He's been practicing cruising the furniture. And the walls. Next up, independent standing. He works on this by pushing himself off of things and falling back onto them. His favorite is the bean bag in the living room.

In other news, we are still waiting for spring. We tried going to park days yesterday and I nearly froze. Well, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but it was COLD! Definitely not June. I hope it really does warm up this weekend like I've heard it's supposed to.

Some people have asked how the food thing is going. Ugh. M hates the restrictions of his diet. I'm hating the restrictions in his diet. He can eat fruit in moderation, meat and vegetables. That's it. Really. Poor kid. He has supplements he is supposed to take but he hates them. For some reason, he just can't get the logic that if he takes them, he will be able to eat more foods. He just complains and "forgets" to take them. I contemplate giving up. I just keep telling myself it will be worth it eventually. Wish I could see that "eventually". Right now it seems I'm spending a fortune on feeding him. Not to mention the daily arguments over what he can eat given what is in the house. And what G can eat. And the rest of the family. Finding a balance between trying to not make it too hard on M to watch everyone eat his favorites, and just plain getting picky G to eat is like walking a tightrope.
I think my temper, and everyone's, is a bit shorter for it all. M has another appt on Wed and I will ask Dr. J what we can do to expand M's diet. He seems to think we can try eggs and raw dairy. I have to admit to being a bit nervous about that. M has had anaphylaxis type reactions to those in the past. But I'm trying not to show that to M at all. I know he has his own anxiety about them (paranoia?) that we have to overcome. I know I'm going to have to hide these foods in order to judge whether he reacts to them. Otherwise he'll give himself a physical panic reaction that looks exactly the same.

We seem to be adjusted to being home. Good thing, grandma comes again next week. M is already planning a months worth of activities. you'd think the kid never saw his grandparents. But we'll have fun.


Lanna said...

Yeesh..when I feel sorry for myself because Joseph's whimpering again at dinner time, I just think of St. Rasjane, whose perserverence is the stuff of legend.

Very cool about the new washer. And the laundry-doing lad.

You've still got the paypal donation thing up--what are you trying to get now, you spoiled cow? *run*


RasJane said...

St Rasjane?? WTH? You have obviously never been around when she's trying to get through a typical day. Nope, no sainthood coming. I'm sure PapaCoyote will readily verify this--soon as he dusts off the camping dust.

Yeah, laundry doing lasted as long as the first fold. He's back to the dishwasher--sorta.

Yeah, I know, I need to take down the paypal thingy. I'm lazy--what can I say. Shall go fix it. Yeah, you better run. I'll send your kidlets after you. They love me! Bwahahaha!!

PapaCoyote said...

When she left here, she was a saint--NOT! Now?........she might qualify. I look at the moon tonight and wish that I was back in Chaco Canyon. What a magical place. J camped well. More about that coming up in blog.