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Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on August 20, 2008

well, roo is now 4 months old and rolling like a champ….he likes to roll onto his tummy, then complain, rather loudly, because his arm is caught. sometimes he just lays there with his arm pinned under his belly, grunting. he is just about the cutest thing ever….well, besides his big brother. roo is now 15.5 lbs and 25 inches long. he is right along the 50% for the growth charts. newt was always 90th for height and 10th for weight (can we say long and super skinny?) roo, on the other hand, still has lots of rolls, although he seems to have lost two of his chins, so that he now only has the one….awwww, i kinda miss it, but now at least breast milk doesn’t coagulate in between the rolls and irritate his skin. (ewwwww)

newt has been diagnosed as adhd…by me! i am putting him on the feingold diet…artificial color and artificial flavor free, preservative free and salacylate free. i ordered all the papers and should get them soon. it is a whole lifestlye, but not hard at all, i just have to remember to tell others what he can and can’t eat. hopefully this will calm the “crazies” as i like to call them; you know, the unbelievably loud screaming for fun, the laughing at the top of his lungs (just as roo is drifting off to sleep) the constant running, shaking of the legs and hands, clumsiness and so forth…yes, my friends, diet can do this and more to a small child. he is likely chemically sensitive. we have been feeding our bodies so much crap for so long, we don’t even know what is in our food anymore….did you know that artificial vanilla flavor, called vanillin, is made from paper pulp? yumm! and that all artificial colors are made from petroleum? yepper, the same stuff you use to make you car go “vroom vroom” is the stuff that colors your toothpaste, gummy bears and nyquil. yumm!!! it is disturbing how much i have let commercial food manufacturers lull me into thinking all this stuff is good for me! did you know that a food product that has bht, a preservative, can state it has antioxidants in it because the presevative doesn’t let the ingredients oxidize…..sneeky. what’s that saying… fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me….well, fool me thousands of times…..shame, shame, shame. we are sheep, it seems, when it comes to just about everything. baaaaaaa

some things i now make from scratch…(even before the feingold thing)
italian dressing
hamburger buns
ketchup (yup, and it’s pretty goood, just ask my son)
refried beans (that’s not a hard one)
cinnamon rolls, like cinnabon
alfredo sauce
enchilada sauce
french fries (yeah, you try getting fresh potatoes crispy!)
waffles, pancakes

i will be also trying out noodles, sourdough bread, yogurt, cream cheese (sort of) and maybe mayo, maybe not. it’s fun to cook like this, and i know exactly what is in what i am eating. it’s funny how easy most of this stuff is, too. ketchup is tomato paste, water, spices and sugar cooked for an hour! enchilada sauce is tomato sauce with chili powder and other spices cooked for a little bit. man, why haven’t i been doing this all along??? oh, yeah, i used to work!!! what do the kiddos do while i am kneading and such? newt naps or plays with play-do, and roo just does his baby thang…right now that is blowing spit bubbles and complaining when he wants attention, which newt loves to give him….

ahhhhh, motherhood is pretty cool.

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