Friday, March 29, 2013

Because I know you were waiting with bated breath

I think we discovered the culprit of Ella's poop issues! Her pediatrician is pretty sure it is a citric acid sensitivity. Turns out I was on the right trail after all. 

The good news is it's a relatively easy fix. We have to watch what she eats and be vigilant about reading labels, because you would not believe the amount of foods that have added citric acid. But that gives me an added incentive to cut out even more processed foods from our diet. Right now I'm keeping a running tally on the fridge of all the foods I've discovered she can't have. 

On the down side, that means she now can't have clementines, which are her absolute favorite food. Or the snack crackers in the church nursery. She's been having a slight conniption over it. There's absolutely no way to explain to her why she can't eat things she's had before, or why she has to eat the boring snack Mommy provided instead of the super cool snack all the other kids have. 

Luckily it's something that a lot of kids end up outgrowing within a couple of years. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that's the case for us too.  

In other good news, she has finally hit the 20 lb mark! Officially she is 20 lbs 6 oz, meaning she got to make the jump all the way up to the 35th percentile. And despite everyone telling me how tiny she is, Ella is a whopping 31 1/4 inches tall, placing her between the 80th and 90th percentiles for height. So much for being a peanut! 


  1. Hooray for solving the poop issues! And for hitting the 20 pound mark!

    It'll be so funny when/if finally get Ella & Liesl together - Ella will look like a product of the famine that Liesl caused... ;)

  2. I know! It's crazy because we were looking at old pictures of her when she had rolls and rolls. Considering I watched her literally run around in circles this afternoon, that might be why she can't put any weight on. I swear I feed my child!