~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life. ~
The girls asked to display their recent lap books and dolls to show the tutor when she came over this week. So pretty!
I haven't had the followup appointment with our pediatrician yet - it is scheduled for next Tuesday - but I have a feeling I am going to be on a special diet for quite some time. It has been 9 days since I have had any dairy, soy, gluten, grains, beans/legumes, sugar, chocolate, caffeine, or any sweeteners. I didn't think it was possible! The good news is
I've lost 5 pounds, haven't felt hungry, and have even gotten some sleep that we seem to have a completely new baby!!! I'm guessing that he has a Milk Soy Protein Intolerance. The last couple days he has been so much happier, smiling more, tries to "talk" to us, and feels sooooo much more relaxed when I am holding him. He will take naps in his bed, and has even enjoyed the swing for more than two minutes at a time!
The recent birthday party inspired the boys to ask for some popsicle sticks. I've been finding extra large land mines like this one all over the house!
I'm adjusting to my new diet, but tonight I really wanted some sort of treat. Despite all the leftover cake and other treats around the house, I stuck with my diet and made a Strawberry Milkshake with coconut milk and strawberries, topping it with some unsweetened coconut flakes. It wasn't exactly what I've been craving, but it was still delicious... and healthy!
The older boys are at Hockey practice (it's really late on Thursdays) and the little ones are all in bed. I'm off to brew a cup of tea and watch the latest episode of Downton Abbey online while I nurse the baby.
Goodnight and God bless!
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