Celiac Mama's Blog

Raising a toddler with Celiac Disease

Back to blogging! March 30, 2011

Filed under: Health Concerns,Introduction — celiacmama @ 7:53 am
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I have been on a break from blogging and tweeting, but have decided to get back on the ball. Somehow in the past year, we have learned a ton about Celiac disease, gluten free diets, and everything associated with them. I also am back to tweeting! If you would like to follow, go here: CeliacMama. I remember when my little girl was first diagnosed with Celiac disease at almost 12 months, it seemed so daunting. Now, figuring out what she can eat is second nature! And, she has gained over 9 lbs in this one year of gluten free living. She was at the 70th percentile for weight at 6 months and dropped to less than the 10th percentile from about one year to 15 months and now at 2 years old is back up to the 50th percentile! It is so rewarding to see that eating gluten free really does work for my Toddler Celiac. And, who can resist chubby cheeks??

Unfortunately, she has some other health issues going on as well. I mentioned in a previous post about leg fractures (she has now had two), but she also has a pretty significant speech delay and gross motor delay. And, she has a referral to a neurologist for tremors/shakes. I feel like the poor girl can’t get a break.

Well, I look forward to connecting with other people with a gluten intolerance or Celiac disease. I am by no means an expert, but I can give some tips on gluten free toddlers!


Welcome to the Celiac Mama blog! April 8, 2010

Filed under: Introduction — celiacmama @ 4:12 am

Hi and welcome to my blog!  My name is Julie and I am the mommy to three little girls (ages 6 1/2, 4 1/2, and 1).  Our one year old, Little Boo, was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease, so I thought I would start a blog to track all the things I figure out as I turn our house into a gluten-free household.  We have been doing this for a little over a month now, so I am probably beginning to get the hang of it!