A health freak mom's thoughts on health and all things healthy

Month: December 2008

BRAT Diet For My Brat

BRAT Diet For My Brat

I’ve heard about the BRAT diet for vomiting toddlers but I can’t remember what they are. When Sherilyn vomited 5 times several days ago after she overate some ramen and udon noodles at the Japanese restaurant the night before, I surfed the internet to check […]

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Baby C Loves Tofu

Baby C Loves Tofu

Baby C loves tofu and I am surprised that she does coz tofu is quite a bland tasting food and my 2 older gals don’t really like it.  I normally just steam the tofu plain and scoop out a small portion for her. I am glad […]

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Sherilyn’s Turn Of Over-eating

Sherilyn’s Turn Of Over-eating

Last night, Daddy brought Alycia and Sherilyn to the Japanese restaurant at our condo for dinner.  I stayed home with Baby C as she was super cranky yesterday due to another UTI attack.  They had dinner at around 9pm.   According to daddy, Sherilyn stuffed herself full with lots of udon and ramen.  This brat of mine is a noodles lover and can really wallop oodles of plain noodles at any time, without realizing her little tummy’s limit.  After stuffing herself full with noodles, she gulped down half a tumbler of plain water.  When she got home, she requested for milk. 

The next morning, she woke up and cried.  I sensed something amiss coz she would normally wake up feeling refreshed and happy.  After drinking a bottle of 7 ounces milk which my maid fixed for her, she threw up when my maid was brushing her teeth.  After throwing up, she went back to bed and slept for another hour.  When she got up, I gave her some water but she threw up again.  After she had rested for about an hour, I gave her a piece of wholewheat crackers.  She took a few bites and minutes later, she puked again.  An hour later, I gave a few sips of water.  Minutes later, she ran to me and hugged me (which was quite unlike of her to do that).  The next thing I knew, she ran to the bathroom sink, climbed up the stool and puked again.  My poor baby puked about 4 times in the morning.

When I reheated some Unagi (Japanese grilled eel) with rice for Alycia for lunch, Sherilyn demanded to have rice too.  I didn’t want to give her any food but she kicked up a fuss and I gave in to her demand.  I gave her 2 teaspoons of plain rice with some Terriyaki sauce and she was all smiles again.  When I fixed myself some homemade toasts, Sherilyn also requested for some and demanded to have granny’s homemade peanut butter on her toasts.  I was reluctant to give her peanut butter but I know this brat would never leave me alone if her request wasn’t met, so I gave her a small dollop of peanut butter and this brat was satisfied.  When Alycia ransacked the fridge after lunch to look for desserts and took out some organic crackers to munch on, Sherilyn also wanted some crackers.  I gave in to her request since salty crackers are supposed to be good for people who are nauseated. I was really worried that she would puke but thank God she didn’t. 

After lunch, Sherilyn dozed off on the couch.  When she woke up, I gave her a glass of Ribena which she took small sips and finished the glass of Ribena over 2 hours. 

Later in the evening, daddy brought Alycia and Sherilyn shopping at Ikea.  Sherilyn had vermicelli soup.  I hope her tummy will be able to tolerate and hold down the food, without anymore vomiting.

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Another UTI

Another UTI

It’s a monthly affair. I think Baby C has another UTI.  The urine FEME test today showed that there are WBC (white blood cells) and RBC (red blood cells) in the urine, which suggest bacteria in the urine.  Once the urine C&S report is out […]

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Heinz Juices For Baby C

Heinz Juices For Baby C

I bought these Heinz juices for Baby C but to my disappointment, she didn’t like them a wee bit.  I guess she hated it because I fed the juice to her together with her antibiotics.  Anything that goes with the meds I suppose wouldn’t taste […]

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Still Feeling Sluggish

Still Feeling Sluggish

I am still feeling a tad sluggish today, since yesterday.  I am quite definite all my symptoms are stress related – the headache, the nausea, gassy and bloated tummy, feeling lethargic (lack of sleep coz I keep pulling myself up from bed twice a night to change Baby C’s diapers) and feeling really crabby.  Don’t know why lately I feel really upset and stressed up each time Baby C struggles, cries, spits out or throws up her health supplements or antibiotics.  For the past few days, my headache and tummy discomfort would start to creep up each morning when I feed her the yucky tasting health supplements.  Again, the headache would surface in the evening when I feed her the antibiotics.  Gawd, if this continues, I’ll slip into a depression!

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Baby C Loves Homemade Porridge

Baby C Loves Homemade Porridge

When Baby C kept rejecting baby cereals, my mum cooked her some porridge. To our surprise, she loves porridge to bits. She has been eating homemade porridge for the past 2 weeks and I am really glad and relieved that I’ve found something that she […]

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Eating Solids = Constipation

Eating Solids = Constipation

Ever since Baby C started to eat porridge, she has not been able to do her poopie business everyday. Instead, she would only poo poo every other day. Last week, she could not poo poo for 3 days. On the 2nd day, she was feeling […]

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My Creation With Tau Foo Far

My Creation With Tau Foo Far

The other day, I bought a cup of organic  tau foo far (soy bean curd) without any sugar/syrup after my morning jogging session.   This is how I ate the tau foo far for my breakfast :

I added a teaspoon of Milo and threw in a handful of organic pumpkin seeds and walnuts. When Sherilyn saw me eating it, this Milo lover requested to try it and she liked it too. I gave her some and this brat stirred the Milo with the tau foo far until everything dissolved…. and then gulped down the Milo tau foo far as if it was her milk!

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Most Likely Indigestion

Most Likely Indigestion

I think Alycia most likely had indigestion (a result of over-eating, mostly junk food) coz she did not purge and she stopped puking today. I’ve not given her any milk since last night until this morning and I think I will skip milk for her for […]

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