Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I Spoke, er, Ate Too Soon

Poor little Audrey still can't handle milk protein. We thought she could, so I ate some glorious meals between Friday and Monday. Those meals included a lot of pizza, monicotti shells with various cheeses, and a little bit of ice cream. My baby was covered head to toe in a rash last night. :(

I appreciate your comments on the last post, but I'm not as sacrificial as you think I am. Audrey is allergic to both milk and soy, so that knocks out your basic formulas. The formula that she can have tastes AWFUL! She wouldn't have anything to do with it. She is so tiny, why make her eat something that she hates when I am fully capable to nurse her? I had planned to nurse for a year anyway. I just didn't know my diet was going to be effected so drastically or that some other things that sometimes occur with breastfeeding would happen. I am very much looking forward to that one year birthday! Hopefully, this milk allergy won't force me to continue past that date.

It has been a hard week. Early last week, she was teething so bad, she had all sorts of problems sleeping. She was also crankier than normal. Then, she got her shots, including a flu shot. She ran a fever for 3 days. Then, I go and eat dairy and she gets a rash and an episode of diarrhea. Poor girl.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Dr. Visit

27 1/2" long. That puts her at a steady 50%.
16# 4oz. This feather-weight comes in at 10%.

So her weight dropped. I was concerned until my doc said that this was very typical in breastfed babies. He told me that I didn't need to change anything that I'm doing. Whew!

Also, I received some verey exciting news! Ever since Audrey was 2 months, I've been off of dairy because she has a milk (and soy) allergy and what I eat, she eats. Ladies and gentlemen, it appears that Audrey has outgrown the milk allergy!!

Some of you have said some things about how quickly I lost my baby weight. If you don't eat food, you lose weight! Of course I was eating, but definitely not what I wanted. The next time you see me, I will most likely be twenty pounds heavier! Bring on the ice cream, pizza, lasagna, fetticini alfredo, chocolate milk, cheese enchiladas, quesadillas, cereal, oreos and milk, cheeseburgers, nachos, pudding, coffee with cream, mashed potatoes and everything else that I miss soooooooo much!!! I will eat healthier things, but I miss these the most! And yes, I'm thrilled that Audrey will be able to eat mac and cheese, milk, and yogurt!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

9 Months Old

Audrey has done some major things in the past month!

She got first two teeth right after turning 8 months. I think she working on a third one now. She hasn't been too happy today as a result. The breastfeeding has been alright since the teeth came in. She has bitten me a few times, but nothing too bad. I know how bad it could be. Today, while putting orajel on her gums, she bit down HARD! OUCH!

She also pulls up. This results in a lot of grabbing things she shouldn't and tumbles. She has had a few bumps and bruises this month.

She also will crawl on her knees every once and awhile instead of army crawling.

Audrey also knows how to wave. When I ask her to wave hello or hi, nothing happens. When I ask her to wave bye bye, she sometimes waves and say, "Bah bah!" So, I am considering this her first words.

She also has begun to initiate her own game of Peek-a-boo. She will hold a toy over her eyes and bring it down really fast over and over. When I say peek-a-boo, she sometimes make noises that may sound like those words.

Michael has begun to do this very annoying game with her. They will stand in front of me (doesn't matter if I'm sleeping, reading, eating or whatever) and begin yelling in unison. They will do this a long time. Fifteen minutes at least. It is totally ridiculous. I'm so afraid this game will show up at church.

I love how interactive she is. I like that she will come find me when I leave a room. I also like that she understands that I'll be right back if I leave the room and not melt down. That's important when you pull dinner out of a hot oven!

Below is a video of her craziness. Of course, there is no performing for the camera. Thursday, I'll get her stats after her doctor visit.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Crazy Hair

We snapped this picture right before bathtime. What would I do without bows to calm this wild head of hair?