I am not typically one who has a a hard time with change. I am usually a go with the flow kind of person.
However, when it comes to Makenzie, change, sometimes in the smallest forms can throw me over the edge.
I have a very specific schedule for Makenzie. With healing over time there has been a bit more flexibility but it is still fairly exacted. Over the course of the week I have to fit in well over 60 hours of care including 21 hours of feeding, 11 hours of therapy, 28 hours of water infusing, 7 hours of meal and medicine prep, and of course plenty of play time/mommy therapy.
None of the above has anything to do with the boys or the house so schedule is key.
One of the things I am very unwavering on is Makenzie's food and feeding schedule. It took me almost 4 years to get to a point where what Makenzie ate stayed in her instead of ending up on the floor. It is very specific and change in this department has proven to be very hard on this mommy. I have counted every calorie. I have searched high and low for the best ways to get calories in with the least amount of work while at the same time being healthy and easy to digest. For over a year it has worked like a charm and Makenzie is now weighing in at just above 33 lbs!
The other day I went to Target to get Makenzie's peaches for her formula I found the shelve empty. I found an employee and had him check to see if they had more in that back. He ran the bar code and quickly announced that the peaches were a clearance item and there was no more and would never be stocked again. WHAT! Over the edge I went!
Yes, now you think I am nuts, and you are probably right however 4 ounces of Target peaches was 100 calories in 4 ounces. Gerber's peaches contain 45 calories in 3.5 ounces, and Beech Nut...70 calories to 4 ounces.
So the best case scenario..... I am loosing 60 calories, worst case.... 110. I have no dang clue how a relatively similar product who's labels show the exact same ingredients can be so different but.... they are...... and now I have to figure out how to replace those calories and change what has been working. When you have a kiddo who is allergic to the world and has had a multitude of gut problems, a jar of peaches will make you cry, scream, and want to pull your hair out.
I have used baby food because it worked and because it was easy. However, I have tossed around the idea of making my own fruits and freezing them. I guess maybe I will have to start with peaches!
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