I have often talked about my daughters journey. It's been life changing and I am so glad we have learned and continue to learn so many lessons.
One thing Emily has been struggling with is growing. The doctors are ALWAYS on me to get her to "Power Pack" and gain weight. It's amazing what happens when kids KNOW their parents want them to do something...(I am sure you can imagine!)
WELL, I am HAPPY to inform you that Emily has gained 1 pound and grown 1/4 of an inch in the last 6 months. She is now a whopping 43 lbs. and 46 3/4 inches!! Yes, very small for a 9 year old BUT she is gaining and growing YA HOO!
The funny thing is that when I told my hubby I am thinking it's all the sourdough bread she's been eating (it's her newest love)... He went off on how he heard that too many carbs can cause diabetes.
"She has got to stop eating so many carbs!"
Yes, she is a carb addict but I seriously doubt she is on the road to diabetes at age 9! I guess I can't win. The doctors don't care where the calories come from, If they had it their way she would be eating ice-cream all day.
I try to balance it out by making her try a few bites of dinner before eating her staple foods of rice, sourdough bread, pretzels and cheese. She does have peanut butter with her pretzels sometimes and loves cucumbers which of course are FILLED with calories :)
I guess my reason for posting is that we need to celebrate little successes, EVEN if others make you feel like you have so FAR to go before you've reached true success.
Yes, Emily needs to have more balance in her diet. BUT for now, I am going to celebrate the fact that she is actually eating and growing... the rest will come; one bite at a time :)