Tot School with Bo {Letter Uu}

12/02/2013

Letter: Uu
Object: Umbrella
Theme:  Weather

~Bo is 35 months~

See 1+1+1=1's Tot School Printables for the printables for this unit!
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Plugging along with my little man. 

Dot Paint the Umbrellas


What Starts with Uu?



Uu is for Umbrella

Bo started using Colorix this week and we are both a fan. They are a vibrant silky soft crayon, pastel and watercolor in one. They are easy to color with (require little pressure) and the colors are bright and vibrant. I bought our set from Sonlight many months ago to save for preschool, but Amazon carries a variety of silky crayons.


Left to Right Tracing


Numbers

Rather, cutting practice.


Colors and Cutting



Weather Theme Vocabulary



He's telling me to "wait" to take his picture. 

Ready for a picture now. :) 





We made these for our Storm in the Night row and R is for Rainbow letter fun. This time I added peppermint essential oil and regular chocolate chips. The older boys said they tasted like toothpaste, but I liked them.

Activity from Slow and Steady Get Me Ready

Tall and Short Sort



Counting on his fingers.

Rolling a snake - all by himself! 

A Miracle in Progress: Dental Surgery, Speech, and a Nutritional Deficiency

As I mentioned in my Homeschool Mother's Journal, Bo had dental surgery this week. It was one of the hardest things I have had to do with regards to Bo.  It was an emotional week and every day, I cherished the gift of his life. I prayed the night before surgery for confirmation that I was doing the right thing in not waiting, and that very night Bo was up in pain for the first time since I've known that he needed his teeth restored. I gave him Tylenol at 11:15 pm and finally got him to sleep and rested myself, assured that I was doing the right thing.


Bo had "full mouth restorative." Of his 20 teeth, 18 needed restored. He now has 6 stainless steel crowns and the rest are glass ionomer or composite (tooth colored) fillings. When it was time to go back to be put under, he didn't want to leave me, so I made it a game and asked him if he wanted to go for a ride on the bed. He loved that.  And they wheeled him out of the room. He didn't cry when they left, nor when they went through the big silver doors. And he didn't cry when they gave him the gas. "He watched the balloon fill up and he fell asleep," I'm told.  And bless his heart, the first thing he did when he woke up was lean over and give me a kiss.


And God opened my eyes.

His poor dental health is related to his speech delay.

I have been praying for a miracle for Bo with regards to his speech. Then, I read an article: Is Your Child’s Brain Starving? This is very similar to my story with Bo - a "healthy" vegetarian diet {mostly} with little meat and animal fats. Except that along with symptoms of Apraxia (he will be diagnosed this month), he also has poor dental health from a lack of nutrient dense foods, as evidenced by the work of Dr. Weston Price, DDS.

(Of which I had been researching because our town is planning to fluoridate our public water, even though we voted against it, and which, even as an RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist), I am totally against. So, I know about Dr. Weston Price and his book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, and how he traveled worldwide to discover the secrets of healthy people - people who did not have tooth decay, and it all makes sense now). 

And I am convicted.

The omega 3 fish oil isn't enough. I desperately need to get more wholesome healthy fats into him to feed his little brain and nourish his little body.

Here is my focus for Bo's diet: 
  • Raw milk (as close as I can get)
  • Cream, butter and whole milk cheeses
  • Homemade bone broths
  • Pastured meats
  • Egg yolks from pastured chickens 
  • Coconut and olive oils
  • Fermented Cod Liver Oil 
We do not have affordable raw milk available in Wyoming, but I found low pasteurized, non-homogonized "cream on the top" whole milk at Natural Grocers 2 hours away.

I am still deciding between whether I will add fermented veggies to the list or just cook the veggies in  the bone broth. And whether I will ferment any dairy for him.

And, whereas I previously was not considering FCLO, I am now - because of Hippocrates, who said:
 “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
If my child needed medicine, I would do my best to give it to him, even if he didn't like it. I would find a way. So, I ordered the Blue Ice Royal Butter Oil/Cod Liver Oil Blend {Cinnamon Tingle} and the X-Factor Gold High Vitamin Butter Oil {Raspberry} from Green Pasture's.

And I am hoping this is a miracle waiting to happen.

Next week I will share how I am incorporating my list of foods into his diet and how the FCLO is going!

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2 comments:

Proverbs31Woman said...

I was so excited to read this as I have been wanting to incorporate the same things you mention as far as food into our diet also!
How was the FCLO? Did your son take it without any problems? I wanted to buy the same one, it's expensive and I want to find ways to get my children to take it because I know how important it is. THank you! :)

Michelle said...

You're welcome! Happy to have you stop by!

Bo didn't like it the first few times - I scooped it out using a 1/2 tsp and then popped it into his mouth (sliding the oil off the spoon into his mouth knowing he wouldn't lick the spoon). Then I gave him a little treat after (like 3 chocolate chips). I also added it to egg nog (http://www.delightfullearning.net/2014/01/brain-nourishing-fats-double-yolk-egg.html). It wasn't long before he was asking for it! And now, he says everyday, "You haven't given my my oils yet!" :) I ordered the regular cod liver oil (not the blend) and he likes that even more because it is liquid and I can squirt it into his mouth. He loves it when he gets to squirt it. I still give him the blend and the HVBO. We ran out and I hadn't given it to him in a couple months and finally ordered more and he didn't like it at first, but it was just like the beginning - after a few days he loved it again - for sure try the Cinnamon Tingle! :)

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