As my eldest daughter’s high school career draws to a close, I find myself remembering the last 18 years. From finding out I was going to be a father, to learning that her mother was moving them to another state, and then the day she told me that she wanted to live with my wife and I. So many jubilant moments, so many tears. I admit, when her mother first told me that she was pregnant, I was scared. Aloof, but scared. Heck, I was just a kid myself. Almost nine months later, she was born 6 weeks early. She was so tiny, it was, to me, a miracle. When we brought her home, she slept in a cothes basket next to the bed. I filed custody papers with the court before she was 6 months old. Mom and her promptly disappeared. I dropped the custody suit so that I
That’s according to a new study done at Cornell University. Researchers there found that “increased maternal intake of the nutrient choline could decrease their children’s chances of developing hypertension and diabetes later in life.” Choline is chemically kind of like a B-Vitamin but isn’t one officially. Our bodies make small amounts of choline, but in order to have enough, most people need to get some in your diet. Choline is found in meats and seafood (especially the livers), broccoli, eggs, cauliflower, soy, flax seed, pistachios, and chocolate (even chocolate cake). Here’s the complete press release from Cornell. Pioneering study shows prenatal choline may ‘program’ healthier babies ITHACA, N.Y. – Pregnant women may have added incentive to bulk up on broccoli and eggs now that a Cornell University study has found increased maternal intake of the nutrient choline could decrease their children’s chances of developing hypertension and diabetes later in life.
I feel like I am worn out… I talked to one of David’s caseworkers today. Explained about the forced vomiting that he is doing. She thinks that it is attention seeking. I explained why I didn’t think so. She agreed that the problem appears to be deeper. So we are working on getting in touch with the psch team regarding his behavior. No real answers yet, but it was nice to talk to someone about it to get another perspective. We also discussed the rewards that David gets for positive behavior. I explained about allowing him computer or Wii access after 24 hours of not stealing. He gets right to the end of the period and then steals something. Not sure what this is about. She thought that we ought to try decreasing the period. Go from 24 hours to 12. I explained that I am all the way down