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Jul 09, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
I've never been a working mom
Well, not of a child under 4 any way.

Can y'all give me some tips? Any advice you have, but the main thing I'm concerned about is getting out of here in the morning.

What can I give Mags for breakfast that won't take a lot of time and be nutritious at the same time. She will eat (or not eat) the school's lunch. I want her bkfast to be good and filling and nutritious.

Right now she eats half a pack of oatmeal and fruit. Is there anything any better than that?

I'm gonna have to get up earlier than I used to. Then I have to prod Morgan and I'll have to get Mags up earlier and get her together.

I guess I'm just kind of in a state of panic, lol.

Jul 09, 2008
jedd'smommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
Not sure about the food part Jedd was 100% tube fed when I worked...LOL

I always tried to get EVERYTHING ready the night before. Or at least as much as possible. I still do that now. I get the highchair ready, his food out that he will be eating....ECT....It really speeds up the morning!!!

GOOD LUCK!!!!!
Jul 09, 2008
mommyto2
BRANDON-Zantac and Bethanacol; Neocate formula, 2 sets of ear tubes, Adnoids removed, Vasomotor Rhinits, Asthma. Currently on: Xyzal, Omnaris, Flovent and Xopenex,
AUBREY-Zegerid 2x a day, Soy Milk, Tubes put in and adnoids removed (11-7), Hypotonia, ECI therapy for low muscle tone throughout trunk and hips, oral motor issues and sensory integration issues, delayed speech, Teething, probiotics
PICTURE: Aubrey in her cute cat outfit. If you look you can see how her right foot turns in. She walks that way as well. It is not as exaggerated in the morning's but gets worse in the evenings. This was after her nap.
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When I worked I did like-Jessica-everything ready the night before: clothes, lunch packed, etc. I think oatmeal is great. I give Aubrey some breakfast bars that she can do herself most mornings. Fruit is good also. What about some cheerios and fruit also. More fingers foods. Toast-does she eat bread? Just trying to think of finger foods.
Jul 09, 2008
amber f
Melissa the only suggestion I have is to do a dry run. About a week before start waking them up a little earlier and try to get down a routine. Calculate how long it takes to wake them and get them moving. This will also help them get used to waking up early. I too set out everyones clothes, back pack, and put things in ds lunch that isn't refridgerated together.
Jul 09, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
I knew I could count on y'all for good ideas! Finger foods is exactly what I'm thinking so I can get Morgan together while Maggie eats.

I'm prob stressing over nothing because Morgan did really good last year getting herself ready. I just have to check behind her. I don't know about toast. She's not big on bread, but cheerios and other good cereals might work. I will def. get things together as much as possible.

I took her to meet her teachers today and she did great. She played and wanted to stay when we left. They were getting ready to paint "space rocks". Even her age gets to do stuff..imagine that. Her age does SQUAT at mmo. They don't even have tables in their room at mmo. They hardly have any toys. I guess the biggest reason is that we share rooms with Sunday school and they don't necessarily need those things. whatever

Jul 09, 2008
lauren'smom
Jennifer - 1st time mom. Lauren (6/1/07) diagnosed 9/07 with GER at 3 1/2 months. Prevacid 7.5 mg in the am. Currently drinking whole milk and eating great!!
No longer aspirating! Yippee!
Picture: Why would Lauren play with the hundreds of dollars worth of toys scattered in my living room?!?! When she could play in a box! Estimated move date: Oct. 3rd!
yep, I get EVERYTHING ready the night before, and as much as possible ready on Sunday night. My friends think it's hilarious, but I lay out mine and Lauren's clothes a week at at time -- even down to my underwear and socks and anything that needs to be ironed is ironed on Sunday. I am not a good decision maker in the morning so I try not have to do that. This way I know I have enough clothes for both of us for the week and I don't *have to* to laundry at night, even though I often do. I put all our stuff in the hall closet, so we're not tempted to use it as "after work" clothes.

Like I said, my friends think I am psycho...but it really cuts down on our "get ready" time!

Jul 09, 2008
seamus' mama
Seamus was born 7/6/07, one month early with Silent Reflux. Zantac since 3 weeks old, currently taking herbs and probiotics.
You go, girl! Congrats on getting the job! Can dh do more morning parenting so you can get out of the door with less stress? Yup, it sounds like you'll have to wake up earlier..When do you start?
Jul 09, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Well, dh has to leave early so he can't help.

HERE'S THE THING: I'M STILL IN THE RUNNING FOR THE ELEM. SCHOOL JOB! I thought I had missed out on it and that's part of the reason I took this job, but it seems that I still have a chance. Y'all, I hate to do the lady that way but if they offer me the job at the school-you better bet I'm taking it! It's like $4 more an hour and school schedule! I'd be stupid not to take it. So keep praying for me please.

Jul 09, 2008
mom2coy
Coyle Eagan. One Year Old. Doing well on Cow's Milk flavored with juice :) Drinking two bottles of Go&Grow daily. Eating solids better but still have rough days. No More Silent Reflux-that I can hear anyway.. but puking again. Zantac 2ML 2X daily.
do you get family fun magazine? they have several great recipes in there for breakfast bars you can make on Sunday that will last in the fridge for several days. healthy and homemade and they are super quick to make on sunday . you can look it up @ familyfun.com

another tip is to baggie out servings of cereal on sunday and then b4 you go to bed put out a bowl, utensil, and the serving then all you have to do is pour the milk for her. you can also dice up a banana for that cereal in no time or even defrost frozen fruit overnight in the fridge and toss that in too. real quick and healthy. 4 years olds can eat cereal by themselves, right?

good luck.
Jul 09, 2008
ceramom
Sarah
mom to Mila 2-20-2007
and Robby 4-22-2004
Mila is on Peptamen JR 30 cal by NG tube. Open Heart Surgery 2/08/08. Captopril, Zantac, Losec, Lasix.
I am a big fan of cereal bars! Robby gets one and a yogurt every morning for breakfast. Frozen waffles are great too - 1 min in the toaster, a splash of syrup, and BOTH kids can eat. We also do cream cheese sandwiches for breakfast sometimes. Oh... and laying out the clothes is a VERY VERY good idea!
Jul 09, 2008
mdbarbagallo
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
In a pinch, my sister gives my niece (who is six...but she's done it for a looonnnng time) mini bagels with soynut butter to eat in the car. Brny thinks she is being rebellious, and my sister doesn't run late. Let me know how the new job goes!
Jul 09, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Wow Thanks everybody!
Jul 09, 2008
mom2halleyann
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
I agree with everyone else - as much as you can do ahead of time really helps. For breakfast, Halley usually gets diced fruit, some diced cheese and either a frozen waffle (the Cinnamon Toast ones from Kelloggs are great, because you can just cut them up with a pizza cutter - no syrup required), frozen french toast (again, no syrup required - thanks for the idea, Danie!), pancake tossed with a little powdered sugar (if I have time), or dry cereal. I don't usually have time for oatmeal during the week - I have to give her something she can feed herself. Keeping my fingers crossed for that school job!!!
Jul 09, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
thanks Donnessa!
Jul 09, 2008
azmom
Mom to Ian, 3/1/07
Used Zantac - 1.0 ml twice a day
Weaned at 1 year
Back on Zantac at 15 months
Ian does frozen waffles in the toaster and some kind of fresh fruit. If I could get him to eat an egg, I'd boil some up ahead of time. I take my showers at night these days and pack lunch the night before. Good luck!
Jul 09, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
I didn't think....Mags loves cheesy scrambled eggs. I could fix those ahead.
Check with your
doctor first!