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Monday, 28 March 2016

#LittleLimEats1

LittleLim was never a heavy baby right from conceivement to birth till today at 15 months. It was a constant concern initially because I was also having problems with my amniotic levels during pregnancy combined with her low weight we were always on the lookout for dangers. When she was born, by God's grace she was on the dot at 2.5kgs to be considered normal birthweight, anything less and she would be underweight which meant a lot more observations etc. 

Ever since then, I've been trying to help her "bulk up" with frequent feedings but it never worked. She would always still have those lanky limbs and slim body. I thought maybe when she starts solids she would put on weight, but that too hasn't really happened. On top of that, she's now more active with all the walking, running, screaming and growing taller that instead of putting on weight she's becoming leaner. I was worried because she has always been hovering around the 20th percentile of her weight group. 

Our pediatrician is very reassuring though when I voiced my concerns. As long as she's eating well, active and growing she is alright. Some babies just can't put on weight. Eating well she has. I feel really blessed to have a daughter that isn't fussy when it comes to food and is very open to trying new things! So far we've discovered that she's not fond of avocados, cucumber and celery which is normal cause who likes these things? Definitely not us Lims (haha!). 

I never really had a problem with getting her to eat until towards the end of February when she started getting a lot more pickier and didn't really like eating the same food every day all day. This really forced me to be more creative with her meals and not be so lazy to cook only dish a day for all meals. On top of that I had to start figuring out ways to create food that would allow her to self feed and train her motor skills. Anyone who knows me knows I hate mess and oh boy was I not looking forward to cleaning up after the mess LittleLim makes. So I became smarter and learnt ways to make food less messy but still train her to use her hands. 

Below are some of the dishes I made for LittleLim (22/2 - 27/2). I'm happy to report that my plan has been working. I saw a jump in her weight gain and she's getting better at feeding herself. 

22 February 2016


Lunch & Dinner: Boiled Rice with Mince Pork, French Beans & Chinese Cabbage (Wong Bok)
Snack: Peanut Butter Sandwich (Carver's Homemade Nut Butter) & Strawberries



Note: Totally love this locally made Nut Butter especially since it's preservative & sugar free which makes it so suitable for LittleLim. 

25 February 2016


Mains: Scrambled Egg with cheese
Snacks: Strawberry Jam Sandwich & grapes


Practising her pincer skills and hand eye mouth coordination.

26 February 2016


Brekkie: Plum Organic food pouch

When we have a full day out these food pouches are so convenient! I don't even need to heat them up and LittleLim can just suck it out straight from the pouch anywhere anyplace. Now that she is one, it's so much easier as she is able to eat outside food as well and will usually pick off the baby friendly food (like mash potatoes, rice, fish, boiled veggies) our plates.

27 February 2016

Brekkie: Healthy Times Organic Puffs cereal and apple raspberry puree
Lunch & Dinner: Heinz Star Pasta with salmon, tomato & carrot soup, mandarin orange and orange juice

Still breastfeeding LittleLim but I'm already supplementing with fresh milk during the day or when we're out. It always makes me so happy when I see LittleLim enjoy my food especially when she finishes everything off her plate! Very enjoyable as well to use my creativity here. 

-Ally

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