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Sep 12, 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
Sharon
I forgot your screen name all the sudden.....LOL

I have been drinking a slim fast shake for breakfast, I use the powder, it's cheaper. I have also been using the frozen WW meals for lunch as well as the other brands. I try to use the cheapest ones...LOL I have even found a few at the Dollar Tree near my house.

I have tried to add in fruits during the day for my snacks or low fat yogurt from WalMart. Again the store brand to save MONEY...LOL

I have also been tryign to walk but it has been hard becasue I feel bad that Jedd has to be in the stroller the entire time I walk. I am wokring with DH that at night he watches the baby for a while and I get to leave and walk around the blocks with the dog...;0)

When I apply and hopefully get my night time job that will help as well because I'll be up and moving around for that.

And, yes, it is funny, we WANT our kids to GAIN but we all want to LOOSE!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA

Yes we are still using the heavy cream for Jedd during the day. The clinic wants us to continue with it still. His cow's milk it fortified with CIB and flavoring and is totaled at 42.5 cals per oz.

He gets as least 5 oz of the cream per day and at lest 8 oz of milk besides his 6oz of liquid yogurt. This kid LIVES off of dairy stuff!!! It is amazing...LOL

Sep 12, 2008
elysabethsmom
Sharon, Mom to Elyse, 17 mos (15 mos adjusted-preemie). Zantac/Elecare. History of: Respiratory Distress Syndrome with ventilation/CPAP/cannula, tpn, n/g tube, PDA, jaundice, apnea, bradycardia/tachycardia, severe anemia, blood transfusion, reflux, Sandifer's Syndrome, intestinal malrotation, hemangiomas, MSPI, feeding issues. ICU inpatient 53 days! 2 surgeries, 2 UGIs, barium enema, pH probe, endoscopy. Developmentally on target now! PIC: Yobaby Beard
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Jessica, how old was Jedd when you started the CIB? i am wondering if it is an option for us. 42.5 cal per ounce!!! What flavoring do you use? Maybe elyse would drink more formula or try milk if it had all that stuff in it.

I buy the cheap frozen meals too. I buy all the brands, as long as they are on sale, and i don't pay more than about 2.50 for one, and usually around 2.00. At our target they have several for 1.77 normal price! I eat egg whites for breakfast usually, with a fruit and sometimes a carb, and a fiber one bar on days I run. I also sometimes have veggie burger for lunch. Dinner is whatever we are having anyway but we don't eat much in the way of sides....very rarely rice or potato or pasta, usually just veggies on the side. I have lost 45lbs since Elyse was born! YAY!

Sep 12, 2008
elysabethsmom
Sharon, Mom to Elyse, 17 mos (15 mos adjusted-preemie). Zantac/Elecare. History of: Respiratory Distress Syndrome with ventilation/CPAP/cannula, tpn, n/g tube, PDA, jaundice, apnea, bradycardia/tachycardia, severe anemia, blood transfusion, reflux, Sandifer's Syndrome, intestinal malrotation, hemangiomas, MSPI, feeding issues. ICU inpatient 53 days! 2 surgeries, 2 UGIs, barium enema, pH probe, endoscopy. Developmentally on target now! PIC: Yobaby Beard
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I can't remember what job you are trying to get? Also for exercise...I try to run 3 days a week....but at 5am before DH leaves for work and before E is up. it is SO HARD to get up at 4:30 to go meet the group....that's why I said TRY to LOL
Sep 13, 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
Jedd's Milk Recipe...LOL
8oz whole full fat cow's milk

1 full packet of CIB

2 scoops of flavoriing

Shake all togeth in a small rubbermaid container.

I use strawberry and chocolate Quick and I used Nestle Malt flavoring as well. Each of those has 60 cals per tablespoon I *think*

I usually make all 3 flavors at once and just roate each flavor throught out the day so that Jedd won't get the same flavor 2 times in a row. When I get low on all 3 flavors I jsut mis those together and make more. I use the mixed up flavor first.

Sep 13, 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
Oh, I forgot Jedd was about 13/14 months when we started the CIB thing...LOL

Congrats on the weight lose that is SUPER!!!!! I need to do more on the exersize front for sure. I don't get enough. :-(

Before Jedd was born DH and I were HUGE gym rats. Even while pregg. I worked out 6 days per week. We jsut don't have the $$ to do that right now. I would LOVE to get back to the gym desparetly.

I am going to apply at Texas Roadhouse to wait on tables. Hopefully they will hire me....LOL I would thnk they would want an adult who is responsible.....Did I just say I was responsible....LOL

Anyways I am hoping it will bring in some extra cash fo rus that we soooo need right now.

Sep 13, 2008
elysabethsmom
Sharon, Mom to Elyse, 17 mos (15 mos adjusted-preemie). Zantac/Elecare. History of: Respiratory Distress Syndrome with ventilation/CPAP/cannula, tpn, n/g tube, PDA, jaundice, apnea, bradycardia/tachycardia, severe anemia, blood transfusion, reflux, Sandifer's Syndrome, intestinal malrotation, hemangiomas, MSPI, feeding issues. ICU inpatient 53 days! 2 surgeries, 2 UGIs, barium enema, pH probe, endoscopy. Developmentally on target now! PIC: Yobaby Beard
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Thanks for the recipe. i did not buy any whole milk last shopping trip since it always gets wasted (or DH and I use it, oops!) so i will try it out with regular milk. I have CIB and strawberry syrup on hand, but I think she would prefer chocolate. Come to think of it, the CIB I have IS chocolate. Do you add the syrup just for the calories, or is your CIB a different flavor? When I bought the syrup I was so excited because it had so many calories. Aaron bought her little packages of teddy grahams because they have 150 calories but she doesn't eat a whole package, but probably half.

We have bought gym memberships at least twice, which we used fervently in the beginning and then let go to waste the rest of the year commitment. i now run, and I know of a free 5am class that I will be going to when it starts raining and I can't run. I feel like I have a "free gym", because i meet a group of other moms to run with, and then the class is free too. :) i was somewhat overweight when i got pg, now I weigh less than when I got pg. I am now a healthy weight for my height...if I were 55 years old or older!!! LOL For my age, I need to lose a few more lbs to be in the healthy range.

Sep 13, 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
We use vanilla CIB. Here I can only find the Vanilla in the packets. I wish I could find the CIB vanilla in teh big tub. But for some reason I can only find the chocolate in the big tub.

We use the vanilla so that we can flavor it with the other flavors. the chocolate only taste like chocolate...LOL

Check with your
doctor first!