Friday, July 8, 2011

Here's My Sign

I prayed that God would let us know if GAPS is the right way to go with B.  This morning I got my answer.  We had been on GAPS for 3 days.  I awoke early to de-bone the chicken and put together a casserole for breakfast.  I started the carrot/onion/broth soup.  Then I went into B's room to wake up the kids.  They were already awake.  Jilly was playing with toys and B was taking off his jammies to put on some fresh clothes.  I stopped in my tracks.  B was definitely thinner.  It was probably only half a pound, but for a 34 lb five year old, thinner is not something to be taken lightly.  I may have freaked out a little as I went into the kitchen, scrambled 5 eggs in lots of palm shortening, and cut up 2 pears.  That was my answer.  GAPS isn't for B, at least not right now.  He was eating way more calories than he usually eats, but his body wasn't burning carbs because I couldn't get him to eat enough squash and carrots.  I'm thinking his body wanted to burn fat instead.

So, we're back to rotation/elimination but I need to sit down and plan a rotation that doesn't rely on pancakes every morning.  B's pancake addiction is feeding yeast.  Sigh.  I felt so bad about his thin appearance that I baked him a loaf of gluten free bread.  He and Jilly polished off half the loaf.  From one extreme to the other.  I really need to get a meal plan in place and stick with it.  I may as well stay on GAPS myself.  I can afford to burn fat and there's no sense letting 12 lbs of onions, 4 butternut squash, 5 lbs of carrots, 3 heads of cauliflower, and 4 heads of broccoli go to waste.    


  1. I know that feeling. I have a 6 year old that weighs 2 lbs more than my 3 year old (who's normal weight). Sigh. You notice when even a tiny amount is dropped. My son used to be in the 95th %ile and after regression is barely hanging onto the 5th %ile. It's amazing what we do, as Moms, with food. I tell people all the time there should be some sort of degree for what you and I have learned (knowledge and practical application) over these last 5 - 6 years. Hang in there. You guys will get it.

    Thank you Heavenly Father for answered prayers about guidance and clarity for our sweet friend. You answered fast and true. For that we give extra thanks.

  2. Well now you are an amazing mom to your children. God always shows us those little signs.....we just have to be in tune and know to look.