Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hope. What a wonderful word.

Just a note to say Cooper is seeing another specialist on Monday and will be tested to see what he can tolerate now that he is 4. I HOPE that he can be more informative and helpful and at least give us some direction to move forward with all this. We've waited since May. Will post results when we know more.

We went out to dinner last night and we took some risks this week with Coopers food. So we paid the price for that and we were up for hours last night with me cuddling him, rubbing his back and him working through his stomach cramping. With him starting school late next year experimentation will have to be put on hold until school holiday time. He is such a brave little boy. I told him last night how much I loved him over and over again. I told him about the doctor and he just looked at me with a blank stare and didn't say a word. He was probably very tired.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My baby boy and me

I came across this poem when I first had Cooper thinking that it would be true. It rang true at first, because I thought it would not be long before he would be settled and all the 3am wakings would be finished. Well I have spent every night for the first few years of his life soothing him through his stomach problems. But I still love this poem and with a new baby boy it's very fitting.

My Baby Boy and Me
Its 3 am they're all asleep
And no one's here to see
As we rock slowly back and forth
My Baby Boy and Me.

His little head is feather light
tucked up against my chin
I hold his tiny hand in mine
and stroke his baby skin.

The house about us creaks and groans
the clock hands creep around.
He snuggles closer to me still
and makes his baby sounds.

I love these quiet hours so much
and cherish every one
store memories up inside my heart
for lonely nights to come.

All too soon he'll be grown up
his need for Mama gone
but until then I still have time
for kisses and for song.

Time for quiet hours like this
with him cuddled in my arms
where I wish he'd always stay
protected safe and warm.

And yet I know the day will come
when this tiny little hand
will be much bigger than my own
he'll grow to be a man.

But until then he's mine to love
with no one here to see
as we rock slowly back and forth
my baby boy and me.~ Jane Triplett ~

No Luck with the new sweetner

Well sorry to say but Cooper got tummy aches from the sweetner. I doubt it was the Stevia but they add another compound which from what I know probably didn't agree with his sensitive little tummy. It probably was fine in a small amount e.g. 1 teaspoon in pancakes. I made a cake for his birthday with equal parts to sugar. We all sat down to eat the chocolate cake and it was bitter and almost had a hot aftertaste. My daughter said 'Mummy it tastes funny. I couldn't eat it either but Coops devoured it and so did my husband. Does that say something about males tastebuds? Anyway my darling boy got a tummy ache on the night of his birthday. Not a major one but still not pleasant on your 4th birthday.
Well I have learned that stevia sweetners don't work as a substitute for sugar especially in baking. You live and learn.

So we are back to square one again.