I have felt like I have been shooting in the dark in regards to what Levi can eat, what he can't eat, how to manage public situations, exercise, a target calorie count for the day, target weight loss, etc. Help!
I have been counting down the days to today for answered questions. So many questions! The visit went great. These last three weeks have been incredibly hard. Hard in trying to figure out what to cook for dinners, what to put together for school lunches, what snacks in between that Levi needs because he needs to eat every three hours, and how much daily exercising. To say this has been consuming my thoughts and actions for weeks is an understatement!
But, it's been worth it! Today, Levi weighed in and in the last three weeks, he has lost seven pounds! Go Levi! That part is wonderful news. I'm now left with more dilemmas and questions though. The biggest being, time management. Anytime you have a child with special needs of any sort, they require more of your time. Levi already has taken a lot of my time. Now, he's taking even more.
I told The SM that I feel like I am feeding an infant again. Levi needs a meal every three hours. The difference is that instead of hooking him up to the ol' "dairy bar"
Here's the concern/worry. The other natives. They need time with mommy too! So, more to figure out. I know once I get a schedule of monthly meals put together that things will get easier and we will get into a pattern. In the mean-time, all of my flowers that require me watering them by hand have died, the bathrooms haven't been cleaned in a day
So, bottom line. What we are doing with Levi as far as food and exercise is concerned is working wonderfully. Now we have to figure out how to make sure the other natives get their personal time with mummy too!
Don't you just love how answering some questions leads to more questions??