Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Not-so Wordless Wednesday

Once you've looked at today's Wordless Wednesday, read this post...which is obviously not-so wordless.

This past weekend Andi and I decided we were equally sick of the city, so we set out for the in-laws...who, by chance, live in the sticks. It was great. We really wish we lived closer to family. But Andi's profession (and mine -- if I ever go back to it) maintain a close distance to city. We're looking at ways to change that though. More on that later.

Tomorrow I start a very exciting elimination diet. What's an elimination diet? you may ask. Well let me explain. (or you can let Dr. Sears explain) For the next few weeks I'll be eating nothing but rice, rice products, pears, yellow summer squash, zucchini, sweet potatoes and chicken, turkey and pork (I added the pork and chicken in myself -- I don't eat mutton). I'll consume no milk products, nor will I consume any gluten. I'll take in nothing but water, as I couldn't find the prescribed pear juice at the store. After about two weeks time, I'll get to add one new and exciting food (such as GASP! carrots) every four days.

And why am I putting myself through this? No, I'm not on some exciting new fad crash diet. I'm eliminating allergens. Something is making Jude cranky and possibly sick. He's only happy (for the most part) when being held, rocked, or worn in the wrap. He's had terrible diaper rash off and on since he was born. And he's got a rash on his face, although a call to the doctor reassured me that it was most likely just baby acne. Often when he nurses, he screams and pulls away, but acts like he wants to eat more. I know he's still hungry, but I feel like he's in pain. So I've got to find out what's making my poor baby so upset. I suspect milk...but it could be gluten (I'm a huge bread addict, and that would suck). So, this should be a very exciting venture. If nothing else, I'm sure to loose a few more pounds. And despite all the crankiness, he's still sleeping decently at night...only waking to eat every 3-4 hours, nursing, and returning back to sleep promptly. He does have some nights that aren't so easy (like the night I ate nachos for dinner -- he was up every hour all night), but all in all, I think I've got it relatively easy in that department. Now if I could just make him happy during the day.

Speaking of losing weight, I weighed myself at a friend's house yesterday. We don't own a scale for various obsessive reasons. I'm happy to report that I've lost about 30 pounds total so far!!! That's pretty good considering I just had him on the 14th of July. I've only got 25 pounds left to lose! I'm in no rush though. I'm pretty sure consisting solely on rice products will take care of that last bit.

Wish me luck. And drink something exciting for me. Water...Meh.


Mimi aka pz5wjj said...

Oh B!

The things we do for love of those babies!

Sounds to me like he's got a little gassy tummy...

Hope this works!

Rantings by a Middle Aged Drama Queen said...

first off........I could NEVER do that whole drink just water thing. I only drink it in my kool-aid LOL Let me know how much u lose and how fast and MAYBE (I will have to try really hard to find that pear juice. :)

E is Me said...

Yup - I just went through that with C. I cut out ALL milk, yogurt & dairy and he's all better. He was spitting up ALL that I was feeding him and now he maybe dribbles out a tsp once a day. I tested the theory that it was milk the other night. I had been off milk for a week or so and C seemed all better. I went to Steak and Shake and had a Strawberry Shake...YUM! Well his feeding about 6 hours later ended up ALL over me and my bed in the middle of the night. Lovely. Needless to say, I'm done with Milk for a while. Good luck!

Missy said...

wow! I am impressed with your sacrifice! I hope it goes well and that you can help figure out what is up.

Baby acne?!?! Poor guy.