Thursday, March 09, 2006

Kaitlyn and her Eating Habits

Well today we went to have an ultrasound done. Anna's doctor thought that either Anna was further along or it was twins. Well it is not twins. Thank goodness. Wow, I can't even think about it. Anna is 15 weeks, her due date is Aug 29 th. Everything looks healthy. We saw the baby however it was still too young to tell the sex, so I guess we will go for another ultrasound. That's today's news, now on to Kaitlyn's eating habits for the last 2 months.

As most of you already know Kailtyn has not taken the bottle or eaten formula at all. Well she really hasn't been too fond of solids either. We have tried to feed her solids since about Jan 1 st, with little to no luck. The exception being Arrowroot cookies, as she just loves them. Anna gave Kaitlyn her first one on Feb 15 and she gobbled it up. She has one almost every day. Unfortunately they have no nutritional value what's so ever. After she first had the cookies, she started to grab for the food that we were eating, so Anna gave her pieces of fruit or muffins, which she loved. She likes to hold her food and do what mommy and daddy do, and eat when mommy and daddy eat. Which is a problem because she wants to eat mommy and daddy's food, not hers. On Feb 20 we tried Rice Cereal and some puree foods, and she ate them. Well she ate a little of it and by the 23rd she was eating up to 4 tbsp's. Which seemed like a breakthrough, however she will go through fazes. One day she likes something and the next she does not. Then she will like it again, then she will never eat it again.

Which brings us to the bottle. She started taking the bottle in Feb, but not with formula. Of course not that would be too easy. She likes water and Apple juice. However we cannot give her too much juice and of course there is no nutritional value in water. She has actually been losing weight over the last 2 months and due to Anna's pregnancy she has run dry. It has been tough on Anna, because Kaitlyn is always feeding, all day long, but she is not getting half of what she used to get. She has lost a pound in the last month.


After trying most types of formula, we finally found one that Kaitlyn would eat. It was either that or she had had enough of starving. For the last couple of weeks, we always had a bottle near Kaitlyn, it was usually filled with water. She must have got used to it because, Anna said that she had tried to feed and because no milk was coming out, she reached for the bottle. For the past 2 days she has been drinking formula and using Anna mostly to nurse to sleep.

Well we hope this is the sign that things are going to get better and we hope that Kaitlyn will stop losing weight and get back to being fat.
When we talk next I will tell you all about Kaitlyn's first trip to Jasper. TaTa!

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Finally another post...It's about time!!

It has been a while since we last posted. Sorry about that, a lot has been happening. In January we found out that Kaitlyn is going to be a big sister. On March 9 we have to go for an ultrasound and we will find out when the due date is, as the doctors think Anna is further along then we thought.

Over the last month, Kaitlyn's life has changed so much. She has a new seat. On Feb 8th we got her weighed and measured, she was 26 inches tall and was 15 lbs and 9 0z. since she was over 26 in. tall, we had to get her a new car seat. On Feb 18th we installed the new car seat in the car. Wow, she is such a big girl now! She did not like it very much at first, but she seems to be used to it now. Her neck is still n
ot all that strong, so when she's tired her head bobs around a lot.

Her new car seat has lead us to another problem. Our Car. We have a 2 door and it wasn't too bad putting her carrier in the back, however now we have to get in the back to put Kaitlyn in her car seat, it just is a bit too hard. We tried to sell the car however no takers. It's pretty hard to sell anything in Jan or Feb. We finally decided that since my sister and her family needed a new vehicle for her and they had to buy a new truck, to pull their new trailer, that we would switch vehicles. On Saturday March 10th we will be the proud owners of a 2000 Durango. It's not our dream car, but it will match our needs for our growing family.

For two weeks in February, Kaitlyn was a true Canadian. She had to watch the Olympics every night. She really enjoyed watching Hockey and Speed Skating, short and long track, but don't mention the Canadian men's team, as it will make her upset. Apparently however, her favorite sport was ... The Fireworks?

Kaitlyn has also started to eat solids. She hasn't liked solids all that much so far. We have been trying to get her to eat Rice Cereal, but with no real progress. On Feb 15 we gave her her first Arrowroot cookie. She loved it and just gobbled it up, so every day she has at least one cookie. If only the cookies contained some sort of nutrition value. I mentioned earlier that she was 15 lbs and 9 oz., well that has changed. She is now 14 lbs 12 oz. That's right, she is loosing weight. Anna's pregnancy has definitely affected her milk flow. Kaitlyn has been nursing all the time, because she is not getting enough to eat. She is still too young to give her cows milk, however we have given her a couple drinks of Homo milk. She seems to like it once, then doesn't like it. But more on her eating patterns in the next post. I will post again on March 9th with info on the Ultrasound and with more on her Eating habits..or lack there of.

Enjoy these PICTURES ... Until we meet again!