And so here we it, killin' time since Manassas is about an hour from home and school is just 2.5 hrs. While James is there he will work on puzzles and fine motor and listening and also play in a giant ball pit and jump on giant trampolines. I totally want to play in there too. If you want to check it out. Go to www.gmskids.com. We are so lucky to have something like it to get James ready for the real world. We should all be so lucky really! But I may need to find an alternative to B & N, like a gym. I feel like I have to buy something, as I sit reading my Amazon Kindle next to the Nook display, so Starbucks is winning. By a lot.
That's our most recent development, but all sorts of things have been going on! James is eating great and doing more and more on his own. He tells you when he's hungry and when he's not. He has started drinking lots of milk which is awesome. After some continued GI problem, we have been trying out a fructose free diet. It sounds fairly simple until you start researching what has fructose and also fructans, which is in wheat. You can end up on a sort of gluten free diet, but then take away most fruits and veggies. It's not easy keeping things yummy and creative for when James asks for something forbidden, but I'm pretty good at southern engineering. Mainly it means everything has to be homemade which is really not a bad thing...but........kind of a bummer for me. :) Most importantly, after about 2 days we saw great GI improvements and he started sleeping thru the night for the first time in his life. Go figure. It builds up damage in the gut, so I think he had been feeling worse and worse. And what it means is that James has Fructose Malabsorption. We'll see if there's anything else going on as we progress.
Things are great and moving forward at the Mansmann household! We are looking forward to the best Christmas in a long time with 2 healthy, happy kids and our wonderful family around us. Can't get much better than that!!!
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