Our two child things (5 and 2) are currently in Hawaii, but we are a military family, and we live where the Army tells us. This blog is designed to keep us in touch with our family and the friends we have made along the way, to offer insight into our turbulent military lifestyle, and to share our experiences as we try out "homing school." So glad you stopped by!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Farewell, Dear Friend!
Child Thing #2 went for his 2 month check-up this week, and after talking to the doctor, I have some major changes to make. We suspect that he may have a milk protein allergy because of some...worrisome diapers. Out of courtesy to my readers, I won't elaborate.
There are a number of things that could be causing the problem, but I think the milk allergy is the one that fits the best (though he is gaining weight nicely and acting happy and alert). We won't know for sure if he has the allergy until all dairy products are eliminated from his system. That means I have to put him on a soy based formula, or, if I want to continue to breastfeed, I have to go on a dairy-free diet myself. I'd really prefer not to give him formula yet, so I am bidding farewell to my dear friend ice cream, who has always been my weakness.
Today is the second day of my new diet, and so far, it has not been easy, even for someone who dislikes milk. No cheese, no butter (nothing cooked with butter), no ice cream... I wonder how soy milk tastes?
The other news from the check-up is that my baby is not nearly as big as I thought he was. He weighed in at 12.5 lbs, which I thought sounded HUGE for a two-month-old. Apparently not; his weight is in the 55th percentile. He is certainly larger than his sister was at this age, though.