Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Third babies keep you on your toes

And here I was thinking another baby would be fun.... Ha ha. He has reflux and essentially throws up all day long. He also strains like he's giving birth when he has a bowel movement. He manages to go several times a day, but it's just a major ordeal when he goes and sometimes requires me to "assist" with a baby thermometer. Poor guy. Anyway, the last few days Ed and I were about to go crazy. He's been what I consider "colicky" (hurting baby) for a week now. Ed went online and we discovered The Elimination Diet on Dr. Sears site. It's a diet for breastfeeding moms to try if they have colicky babies that may have food sensitivities. I figured I'd give it a try.

So here's what I can eat :

Sweet Potatoes
Baked Potatoes
Yellow and green squash
Pear juice
Brown Rice
Rice beverages

No seasoning other than salt and pepper.

Yeah, that's it! So i've been eating this way for two days and Shepherd has responded well to it. Less fussiness and he slept again last night (2 hour stretches). He only did that once on Christmas Eve and then got worse and worse thereafter. I tell ya, nothing like sleep deprivation and desperation to make you stick to a food plan! LOL

So I'm thinking I'll start losing some weight since I can't have any of the processed goodness that I tend to gravitate to. I'm going to slowly add back more variety. I'm going to stay away from dairy for a while though as I suspect that's the big culprit.

And maybe, just maybe, I'll get enough rest to begin exercise again.

Oh how I love thee YMCA....

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