Ok boys and girls. I didnt do something crazy like go ahead and make a new year's resolution to blog more I just thought this might be fun. I have never kept a blog before so this might be something I like, or hate. Lets start with an introduction. My name is Carrie. I am 29, live in Ontario, am married and have 2 gorgeous children, a 3 year old boy named Lawrence and a 14 month old girl named Hope. I have classic PKU and was diagnosed at 14 days. Currently I would say I am very nearly NOT on diet. As most PKU moms know, there is usually a lul after giving birth where you lose energy and motivation to keep good control of your diet, especially while sleep deprived and caring for a new baby. This is a phenomenon I have called "Post-partum PKU" and one day, when I am looking for something to blog about I will explain my 2 experiences with this phenomenon. Essentially, for about 14 months I didn't take formula or do blood tests and didnt weigh or measure my food. While I didnt eat meat I did eat real pasta, bread and cheese. I would estimate my intake between 30g and 100g of protein a day. My day to day intake fluctuated drastically and was never consistent. I kept belaming this on being too busy and too focused on my kids and family, which is true though it is a crap excuse. I was not determined to do anything until I started noticing some side effects that I could no longer attribute to having kids and just being tired. My speach would mess up, tripping over words or reversing them. It was much harder to control my dyslexia, I was scatterbrained and could not notice at work. So a call to my clinic and a new plan of some formula, a high phe intake or 15g of protein, an attempt for 4-8 weeks of maintaining phe levels and then I should be able to go on Kuvan. I am really excited to try it and see what happens.