Friday, January 22, 2010

Adding the baby to the mix...

Our adoptive daughter, Mariella, is just about to be 16 months old. She has some kind of food issues because about the time she turned 1, we tried to wean her off of her allergenic formula (Neocate) and it did NOT go well.

The bulk of her diet right now continues to be formula. She eats pieces of whatever we have at the table most of the time, but she doesn't eat nearly as much food as some children her age. In fact, we had an 8mo foster daughter here for 3 weeks in Dec. who far out-ate Mariella. Mariella's diet wasn't HALF of what this child consumed in solids. And Mariella is very small. Very active, but small. And although she's been cruising and trying to stand on her own (on the bed only) for months, she still doesn't walk. At all. We suspect she'll walk when she knows she can run; but for right now, she's just not interested.

And now it looks like she may be allergic to apples. We have to look at this a little more closely.

Last but not least, she doesn't sleep the night; and I'm starting to wonder if it's just lack of calories during the day. I don't know.

We're going to start really pushing a little more food on her. *sigh*

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