Saturday, January 28, 2006

Now With 50% Less Screaming!


What a difference a week makes! In my last post I was so frustrated with my daughter and her hunger strike/neediness/screaming, etc. On the advice of our pediatrician, he suggested that we put her back on soy formula (since we were starting to introduce whole milk) and mix it with soy milk.

WOW.

It took a couple of days, but she suddenly started eating again. A lot. But only regular food--no baby food whatsoever. And she stopped screaming as much. She is smiling so much more and is walking like a fiend!!! If we weren't such bad dancers we would do a jig. I am still going to push to have my pediatrician test for allergies when we have her 1 year check up next Friday. Thanks to all of you for your understanding and advice. It was much appreciated.

All in all it was a good week. June's kids are doing much better and my friend Lori came for a few days to visit. I grew up with Lori and she now lives in Kentucky, about 5 hours from me. We have a long history of friendship, including a brief stint as roommates in college. And between the two of us, we have waited on about 2 million tables and made a million alcoholic beverages. When we are together, I always laugh at how we lapse into what is familiar for us. When we went to college together, I almost flunked out of freshman year because we would skip class and go out to eat (breakfast preferably) or drink coffee. Every. Single. Day. When we were together this week, she gave me a reason to get up and shower every day. We spent our days with the kids and drinking coffee. We spent the evenings shopping and going to coffee shops where we gossiped and solved everyone's problems but our own. It just doesn't get much better than that.

And now we are experiencing the most beautiful weekend in January EVER. It is 60 degrees and there is crazy bright sun. Our Steelers flag is hanging proudly off of our porch. The kids are napping. Life is good.

14 comments:

Kristen said...

Yay!! Congrats on Peaches' great eating and reduced screaming! Amazing the effect diet / allergies have on people, especially little kids. I'm jealous of your week - I want one of those!

Susan said...

Would you all make me a million alcoholic beverages?

Glad to hear that Peaches is back to her happy bald self. Hooray for the walking! And the not screaming!

Andie D. said...

Good news about Peaches!

And you just have to love a friend like that. The love and history you share with her will last throughout your life.

kimmyk said...

Glad to hear Peaches is doing much better!! It's always fun to have an old friend around-reminds you that you were someone before a "mom". Sometimes we forget that about ourselves don't we?

Can you flippin' believe this weather? I'm soooo lovin' it!! I don't have a Steelers flag blowin' in the wind....but my SIL does. Close enough huh? Have a great weekend!

The June Cleaver Diaries said...

Talking about breakfast, you reminded me of the time you introduced me to the wonder that is Paxton's Potatoes. Holy God, those would be worth skipping class for. We had no good breakfast places at Mizzou. I should have gone to IU with you...

Yay for soy milk! I'm so glad it worked!!!

By the way, I found out why B was up screaming all night on Thursday. Turns out he cut four teeth at once--- two on top, two on bottom.
And to think I fantisized about letting him sleep in the basement so I could rest.

But he wanted to play all night!!! THe fantasy was justified! It's not like I actually put him in the basement....

wordgirl said...

And there's a bounce in your walk and a spring in your step....or there probably would be if we could see you. Sounds good from here. Glad things are better.

mo-wo said...

good news. and nice new look, too. it is new right? The fonts the classy pearl grey background.

I remember the icon from a while back but something else seemed different today. Did you change your hair?

Jess Riley said...

Peaches is so adorable! Glad to hear the food battles are quieting down.

And I also have some old college friends like Lori...everyone should have good friends like that!

Mary P. said...

Phew! Glad the problem was so straightforward. How nice to have a friend who sticks with you. One day I must tell you about my (ex?) very best friend, with whom I seem to have completely lost touch because, as far as I can make out, her boyfriend is rich. And I'm not. Makes me sad.

mama_tulip said...

I'm so glad to hear it! I felt like the weight of the world had been lifted off of my shoulders when we put my son on soy formula. We noticed a difference in him almost instantly.

How nice that you got to spend time with a friend...there's nothing better than good conversation with a girlfriend -- in the flesh.

Ditsy Chick said...

She looks so sweet and happy, I refuse to believe she is anything but an angel.

Misfit Hausfrau said...

You just keep thinking that, Ditsy Chick.

Kara said...

phew. WHAT a relief! glad peace and (snigger) quiet has been restored for the moment, at least.
and oh. that. smile. if only babies were squeezable over the internet!

MIM said...

Glad to hear she stopped SCREAMING!! But she's walking? I am so jealous. In-fant is close to walking . . . but she still needs a walker. And she needs to bend her knees. Poor thing looks like Frankestein.