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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Lil' Chris' BEST Milestone EVER!!!

Guess what Lil' Chris did today???

He swallowed his enzymes whole with MILK!!!!

I can't believe it!!! I was sooooo excited, I gave him a big hug and kiss and lots of high-5's:) I'm so proud of him!! 2 1/2 and taking his enzymes with liquids!! Hopefully we can keep this going. So far he did it for lunch AND dinner!! The real test will be if he will do it all day tomorrow;)

Lately I have been getting my question answered on this topic on www.CysticLife.org I was very grateful for all the responses I got. I didn't realize how many other moms feel the same as me and are going through the same thing! I hope it works for them too:)

How did I get him to take his enzymes without applesauce??
I took the advice from some new friends on www.CysticLife.org and some of my blog readers and tried the "big straw method!" I used a straw from McDonald's(their straws are really big and wide) and pinched the straw in the middle and put an enzyme in there and then told him to drink! He didn't get it on the first try, but it didn't take long before he swallowed it right down!! I was shocked!! He would NEVER put an enzyme in his mouth without applesauce or some kind of baby food before. (I think he didn't like how it would get kinda sticky once it got a little bit wet.) For the second enzyme that I tried with him, I pinched the straw closer to the top so it could come out easier. At first he was hesitant, b/c he could see it. Then he came around and tried it and it came right out and he swallowed it down like a pro!! What a big boy he is now!!

You have NO IDEA what this means for us!! NO MORE APPLESAUCE!!! YEA!! Oh darn...I just remember that we just ordered a ton of those applesauce pouches. Oh well, maybe Ayla will eat them;-) It's a good "healthy" snack for her and VERY easy on the go;) But YEA I'm still so happy no more applesauce!!

This means....
No more buying the big huge containers of applesauce.
No more spinning the big container open, turning it upside down and shaking it to get the last little bit out, pouring it into a little bowl, putting the enzymes on top, getting a spoon, and then WASHING it all for the next feeding. Most importantly....NO MORE DOING THIS 5 OR SO TIMES A DAY!!!!!!!!
No more worries if we are running low on applesauce.
No more worries if we forgot to bring applesauce with us when we go out.
No more worries if we forgot a spoon(with the pouches he didn't need a spoon which was nice).
No more ordering the applesauce pouches.
No more applesauce spilling in the diaper bag or anywhere, why?????...becaaaaause...

Can you feel my excitement??? :) I'm sure other CF mom's can relate;)

So for now, we just have to make sure we always have a large straw with us;-) Next step....NO STRAW!!! He can do it!! He is one step closer now:)

I'll let you know how he does the next few days:)

BTW, I am now addicted to not only blogging and facebook, but www.cysticlife.org too:) I LOVE IT! If you are a CFer or a CF parent and you haven't checked it out yet...what are you waiting for??? I've learned so much in just a couple of days than I have in the past 2 1/2 years!! Click one of the blue links above and check it out TODAY!!


Amanda Faye said...

I know this sounds crazy but.... I AM SOOOO EXCITED FOR YOU... LOL I can barely get Nick to take them.. That is so great...CONGRATS!!!

Oma & Opa said...

YEA CHRIS and congrats mom & dad!!!
Enjoy the applesauce Ayla.
lots of love,hugs & kisses to you all

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Cindy said...

WooHOOOOO!!!! Way to go Chris!

daniel's mom said...

I am so excited for you!!!!!!!!!! I would be dancing in the streets if I could get Daniel to do that! I would say you can officially stop buying applesauce. It must feel like Christmas!!

Auntie Steph said...

Way to go lil Chris!!!!
I wasn't quite sure, M, but are you excited about no more applesauce...
always grab extra straws when your at McyD's...you know, how mom always had/has a supply of napkins in her glovebox, you guys can have a supply of straws!!! ;) LOL
Tell lil Chris that Uncle Greg says hi! :)

Katey said...

YAY...I know that is a huge accomplishment. I did the applesauce for a long time....

Way to Go lil Chris!

Nicole said...

What a huge accomplishment!!! Wish i would have known that trick when my son was 2. He is 4 1/2 now and we still do the applesauce with emptying each capsule. Hopefully soon we will be able to accomplish swallowing enzymes.