Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Goodbye Ice Cream, Goodbye Cheese...

Goodbye Milk, Goodbye Creams
Goodbye Lactose, I'll miss you dear
May I see you come a year?


Well, we had the doctors visit, and we went over EV-ER-Y-THING. Our last hope is that it's the dairy in my diet that's causing the bouts of gas or fussiness. Well, that and maybe Shepherd just hasn't learned to poop yet. The doctor said some babies will tense up their tummies to push the poo out, but at the same time, tense up their rectums... so they're working against themselves. Worst part about this? You can't teach an infant to relax their bums, you can only hope they figure it out. We did figure that as long as you bounce Shepherd on your knee, he's okay. But I can't very well bounce him on my knee all night... I have to sleep sometime!!! So we bought a bouncy chair that has that built in vibration thingy... So far today, it's worked well. Tonight, he's still fussy, but not as much as last night. I'm hoping that cutting out dairy will help... only thing is, I'm not a fan of Soy milk, but I am a fan of cereal for breakfast, so... I bought some so that I can manage to eat something I like for breakfast... We'll see how that goes. Here's hoping that things work themselves out soon...

8 comments:

Beth Fish said...

Poor little man. And poor you! Maybe it will turn out that it is something else and you will have to give up eating lima beans or something instead.

I will eat all your cheese for you tomorrow. It's a hard job, but somebody has to do it.

Liza said...

People have left tons of useful suggestions for non-dairy foods and quick meals in the comments on my blog since last Thursday , when I got the same news. :( http://lizawashere.typepad.com/liza_was_here/2006/03/how_to_torture_.html

You may want to check off topic posts too, since several suggestions were not on food-related posts.

Avorie said...

Poor guy! I hope it helps...

Life without dairy... Sounds rough. I would have a difficult time with it too!

Rude Cactus said...

Ugh. We've had a few nights with some quality screaming too. Let's hope both kids get over it soon!

Have fun at lunch today!

Erika said...

Poor guy, and poor mommy.

VHMPrincess said...

My older son had the same pooping problem. There were 2 things that helped (other than time, he'll get it figured out here really quick), doing bicycle legs when he's obviously trying, and leaving him alone to poop. For some reason, my son did better if we walked out of the room. no idea why.

Good luck!

Isabel said...

I hope that helps. Because you're right...you need to sleep!!

Oh how I would miss cheese. But it's a good thing if it helps your baby!

suze said...

i'm not a fan of soy milk either. but i don't mind vanilla almond milk too much. better than soy anyway.

good luck with the no dairy thing. :) hopefully the little guy will be less gassy...