Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Calcium Debate

Help me out here. Since we stopped breastfeeding, it's been a struggle to get A the "proper" amount of calcium that our doctor wants. Since he cannot have dairy products, he drinks soy milk. The kind we use is 45% daily allowance per 8 ounces. He drinks about 8-12 ounces a day. That's all I can get him to drink. Foods with calcium? Nothing out there screams calcium. We supplement him with a vegan powder vitamin that supplies him with 25% more. After that? Well, there is a soy yogurt, but he'll only eat it sometimes, and honestly, when he does eat it, he gets diarrhea. So I think the live cultures are milk based.

Anyway, I stress sbout this eery day. I'm counting his calcium like a dieter count calories.

What are you all doing? Do you even think about calcium? Even if your toddler is on milk, do you obsess? Talk to me!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

30 weeks

Yes, I'm one of those bloggers who has disappeared. I won't lie. I don't know how people do this, and by this I mean LIFE.

Well, not so dramatic, but things are moving quickly here. Update is that all is fine with the pregnancy. All my tests are fine and the baby moves a ton. One thing that is different for me this time around is that I am sick a lot. I blame it on A, who although only attends daycare on Tuesdays and Thursdays, has managed to be sick every week since the beginning of the year. This past weekend was intestinal (which I then also got! fun!), and today I woke up with a runny nose and sore throat, something he has been battling for weeks. I know I am supposedly susceptible since I am preggo, but first pregnancy I was rarely sick.  Bleah!

A is growing. He is 18 months next week and is a holy terror and a lovie dovie all in one. He has lots of words yet throws tantrums. Fun. Last night it was connecting the little elephant train set. I didn't do it immediately when he asked me to "Nect-ta mama" (meaning "connect, mama") as he held out the elephant and WAHHHHHHHHH. I have resorted to laughing sometimes because, really, what else can I do.

So I have about 67 days left until baby #2 is due. Nothing is prepared for this child. I mean, I plan to use the bassinet next to my bed, but after that, who knows. I do have the newborn diapers ready. I guess I will truly just wing it. The semester ends on May 11, just one week shy of my due date. Then I have the summer off to be a full time mom to a 20 month old and a newborn.

And that scares the shit out of me!