1 week ago
Monday, April 20, 2009
How come I was unaware of an easily accessible choking hazard? I was changing my clothes while Linken laid on my bed and all of a sudden I hear him gagging. I turned around and he has a mouth full of sock. He loves his socks and every opportunity he gets he pulls them off and tries to eat them. Linken now has his socks removed for each nap.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Linken went to Wednesday to the doctor for his 6 month check-up and shots. Good news is that he is a healthy and very happy baby. Bad news is that he has lost weight since his 4 month check up. In February he was 13lbs 6oz and 24 5/8 inches long. He is now 12lbs 14oz and 26 inches long. He nurses 6 times/day (3-3.5 hour schedule) and has rice cereal 2 times/day and veggie or fruit puree once a day. He has 2 wet diapers per feeding and empties both breasts at each feeding.
In February, I completely changed my eating habits. I became a vegan (no animal products including dairy and eggs) eliminated all refined sugars and eat organic foods. I take a vitamin B12 and multi-vitamin supplement. I am eating over 2000 calories/day. I have lost 15lbs but it seems that Linken is losing weight as well. The doctor says that my new lifestyle is healthy and good for both Linken and I but may have lowered the caloric value of my milk because I am not consuming animal fat.
Linken sees the doctor again on the 29th of this month to check his weight again. If he hasn't gained any weight or has lost more weight then the doctor will do some blood tests and other tests just to make sure we haven't missed anything.
Does anyone know any other vegan or vegetarian mothers?
Any thoughts or suggestions?
I was cleaning out Linken's car seat when he did the funniest thing. I quickly grabbed the video camera and began recording. Sorry the video bounces around but I had the camera in my left hand the vacuum in my right and the Blogger video reduces the pixel quality. Enjoy the laugh.