Oh EthMike, my little peanut.
We were at the doc for Ethan’s 15 month appointment last week…no way this baby boy is fifteen months old already?!
All is well, but my small fry has dropped from the 20th percentile in height and weight to the 2nd percentile. Yeah. Little Mister ain’t gettin’ any bigger.
We all know the Fellows don’t breed a large baby, but the drop in height and weight has the doc concerned.
We were told to slather everything he touches in butter and cheese and for sure keep him on whole milk. We have to bring him back for a weight check next month (19.3 lbs now). I feel like I’m breast feeding a newborn or something.
So needless to say I’m freaking out a bit. While the doc is hoping he’s just between growth spurts, I know his limited diet is not helping the situation. (We’re pretty sure he’s allergic to peanuts now too.)
And the whole add butter and cheese to everything, yeah that’s kinda foreign to how we operate things, but obviously I’ll do it. I’ve been focusing all of my energy on baking somewhat healthy goodies for the boy and now I need to just increase the butter/protein/fat in each item.
|Shopping for Ethan.|
Tapioca Loaf - aka breadlike vehicle for butter etc.
Ian's organic-soy free-gluten free chicken nuggets.
EnerG brand - awesome for everything gluten free. Going to try some fried fish.
I did make some pretty fantastic banana-avocado-oatmeal-almond flour-no egg muffins this weekend…now served warm with melted butter and a side of bacon. He may have high blood pressure when this is over, but hopefully he’ll gain a couple lbs in the meantime.