Saturday, December 29, 2007

Who needs to eat anyway?

So a couple of posts ago, we wrote about the boys struggles with Acid Reflux. I wish I could say that after our trip to the doctor things got better. Unfortunately, this was not the case. After three different medication changes, we were still up every 2-3 hours with each of the boys. They would wake up crying in pain, despite the fact that they were still sleeping upright in their swings. Our pediatrician referred us to a pediatric gastroenterologist. We finally saw her yesterday.

The good news is that she is a very nice woman who has 17 month old twins so she seemed to really understand where we were coming from. She was also interested in doing the least invasive interventions possible. This means first ruling out allergy-related reflux. The bad news is that this means a REALLY restrictive diet for Kathy. Specifically, she can't eat anything containing milk, soy, wheat, nuts, eggs, or citrus. At the same time, she needs to eat enough food to maintain her calorie intake and milk supply. This means a LOT of meat, rice, and potatoes with some fruit and veggies thrown in. SSSOOOOO if anyone has high calorie recipe and/or snack ideas that meet these specifications, please e-mail us! And wish us luck that soon our babies will be this happy all the time!

Gabe and Elias giggle for joy!

In our efforts to help the boys be more comfortable, we briefly started them on rice cereal mixed with breastmilk. The boys really seemed to enjoy playing with spoons and semi-solid foods.
Elias tries some solids for the first time
What a champ with the spoon!

Gabe after a particularly productive meal with Daddy

Friday, December 28, 2007

First Christmas!

We had a very Merry Christmas at the Goddard house. Kathy's mom came early and helped us to recover from our illness (we all had the super-cold/flu) so we were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for Santa!

Ninah with Santa's Little Helpers

The boys got quite a boon from friends, family and Santa. Their gear is EVERYWHERE now. We need another house just for their stuff...

Elias & Gabe in their mountain of toys
The boys are really into new toys and activities now, so their exersaucers have been getting a TON of miles put on them. :-)
Gabe and Elias hard at work...

In the end, our favorite gifts this year are easy to identify. And we love unwrapping them every chance we get!

Wow, UPS really will ship anything!