Being happy doesnt mean that everything is perfect.

It means that you have decided to look beyond the imperfections...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

And I thought the dietician was going to cringe....

Today we had and appointment with Ellies dietician. She was so impressed to see that Ellie looked a lot bigger. We ploted her on the growth chart, she is still so far below the line for weight, but her line is steadily going up... so she was happy with that.

We discussed today how Ellie is doing with food/drink etc & as I said in my previous post I was very happy to tell her that Ellie now has 3 meals a day. I knew the next question was going to ask me to go into what those meals consist of. B/fast and lunch I wasnt worried about as they are quite normal, healthy meals. It was the dinner that I hesitated to tell her about. Ellie seems to have a sweet tooth and seems to reject anything savoury, until.... you add custard to it....

So here I am with a dietician telling her that for dinner Ellie has, vegies, tuna, meat, baked beans, spaghetti, pasta etc.... but she has all of them with custard... *CRINGE*

Would you beleive her response was "that is fine, as long as she is getting meat, vegies, pasta etc..." Phew thats a relief

However we do need to somehow get Ellie to a point where she will eat savory food without the custard, so the plan is to very slowly reduce the amount of custard I am adding to Ellies dinner. She said this could take months, as if we do it too quickly Ellie will reject the food. We need to do it without Ellie realising it.... Hmmmm we need to trick her.

Wish me luck!!!!


  1. Oh - good luck tricking Ellie! She is so smart you will have to make it a really good trick! Glad to hear such a great report.

    And - just so you don't feel too bad I wanted to tell you that I started adding something to some of Norrah's foods - SALAD DRESSING - high fat, high calorie - SALAD DRESSING. I know she is already a chunker but... I like to keep her going steadily so I figured, why not!

    HA HA.

    PS - Izzy is sitting at the computer with me as a type and keeps going "Ellie, I want to see her." She likes the top picture of Ellie very much.

    Love you.

  2. ha ha ha that is a good one.. Salad dressing. Is it the creamy ones you add? I may need to try that as it is still sticking with savory food... I need to get Ellie away from all the sweet food... she has the biggest sweet tooth. Dont know where she gets that from : )

    LOVE LOVE LOVE that Izzy knows who Ellie is even though we are miles away.... Very Cute!!

    Thanks for your ideas...