Sunday, August 12, 2012

Knitting and nursing go mobile

So I am trying out blogging via mobile device in order to keep up a bit better. My real camera has been gathering dust and this is really not a good sub but it will have to do for now. Plus I can post and nurse at the same time!

I'm not sure how to add comments after the photos yet but we'll see how this format flows.

I offer you some gratuitous cuteness from both the offspring. Eliot prepping for the lake at camp and willow today as I was trying to get her to smile at the camera. No luck yet. At least her eyes are open!

A family photo at fort Williams and me knitting my first project from a pattern! It's a massively chunky cowl. I think I've lost a couple of stitches but I think I can fix and hide them with such a chunky project.

The elimination diet continues. I'm losing a ton of weight but no major cure all yet. I'm going to try to get a referral to a nutritionist so I have someone to look over my notes and perhaps sort something out.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

One Month Musings

We have made it past the one month mark!  Willow is gaining weight and adapting to the world pretty well.  She is occasionally giving me a 3 to 4 hour stretch of sleep.  Kevin is still giving me morning naps so I am holding it together pretty well.  It is bliss when she falls asleep and I can put her down without her waking up!    That didn't happen much with Eliot.

I am trying to work out some major gas issues on her part.  My relationship with food has been challenging since becoming diabetic in my 2nd trimester.  That was hard and now I am in the throws of an elimination diet.  So far I have been off dairy for 2 weeks and have been eating just turkey, rice, millet, summer squash and sweet potatoes for nearly that.  The gas has gotten a bit better but still wakes her up and is shockingly loud.  At least the painful crying jags have stopped.  So I plan to stay off dairy, wheat, eggs and soy for a while but I've started adding a few things back in.  If anything its good for weight loss!  My skin looks way better than it has in a long time, too.  I'm wondering if I will sort out any issues I might have along with hers.  If anyone has any thoughts about infant digestive issues I'm all ears.  I look forward to looking at food as food an not medicine again.  This has all be very educational to say the least.

My next plan is to try out some infant probiotics and perhaps see a D.O. that was recommended by a friend of mine.  I am determined to solve this!

Thankfully the weather has been nice - hot but breezy.  She took a nice nap outside in the grass the other day while I tried in vain to work out a knitting pattern.  At least I can purl now and increase and decrease.  I should be game for something more challenging than a scarf!

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