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.
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.
Posted by Pinterest Failures at Saturday, January 28, 2006