Wednesday, July 28, 2010

If I was a betting girl...

...I'd be a winner.

Appears Bubby has an intolerance to both wheat and dairy. Starting yesterday morning I noticed some yucky diapers and by 7pm last night Bubby was an inconsolable baby. It broke my heart. He was obviously in a lot of discomfort. He was up for most of the night -- I think we got some spurts of 45min of sleep here and there. This morning he had a super gross diaper. So, here I am a gluten-free and dairy-free mama.

I called my mom this morning in tears. I hardly ever call her like that, mostly because she isn't really the warm & supportive type, but I didn't know who else to talk to. I was exhausted from the night before, Glenn and I had a rough day yesterday, Beanie woke up at 5am this morning and wasn't going back to bed, Glenn woke up and decided to go on his hike despite everyone having a very rough time. I don't know, I guess I was hoping he'd wake up and think, Oh what a rough night for all of us. It'd probably be helpful to stick around the house today. I know he's been working his butt off at work. I also know I've been working my butt off here with the kids. I can't do it all. It's hard for me to even try lately. Sometimes I really wish that we had some family closer to us (even though they're all pretty cuckoo and if they were closer I might find myself wishing they were farther away). I just know that we need some help right now...

Anyhoo, off that tangent. Sorry. Can you tell my mind is totally rambly and in need of some strong coffee this morning?

I've been working through some thoughts on this whole elimination diet process, but I'll have to save that for another post because Bubby is seemingly ready for a nap already. I guess that's what happens when you're up all night. If only Beanie was ready to go down too, but that's wishful thinking ;)


  1. Oh no! Sorry you had such a rough night and had your fears confirmed. At least its not forever!! Once you are done nursing bubby you can re-ad them to your diet!! :)

  2. I'm sorry :-( Is it something he'll outgrow eventually? I'm glad you were able to find out what the problems are! Now you can have your happy baby back again :-)

  3. Maybe get the baby asleep and have Alexa have some "quiet time" playing wherever and you go sit somewhere quiet with your coffee and a book (or just the coffee). That's what I do when Scotty starts driving me nuts. We both do a time-out, so to speak and by 10 minutes or so? We're in a better mood and able to handle each other. Just an idea. I'm so sorry you're feeling so overwhelmed!

  4. I hope it is something he'll outgrow! We have his well-check tomorrow and I hope to get some more info from the pediatrician.

    Actually, *I* feel better without the dairy too. The last few days my stomach has been upset and I've had a pretty bad headache off and on. Hmmm...

    Sandy, I'm definitely going to try that today! I tried to bring the laptop in the bedroom so she could watch a movie while Bubby & I snoozed, but the dang dvd drive (or something) wasn't working.

  5. I am so sorry to hear. Nursing is hard even without having to (majorly!!) adjust your diet!

  6. Sissy is here! Obviously this weekend is already planned out but I can totally take Beanie to the park or something by myself so you can have some halfway quiet time. And you can call me any hour of the night :) Might take me a minute or two to wake up and realize what's going on but I'm here!

  7. Huge (((hugs)))! Sounds like a rough time!

    Its cool to hear someone else who has stopped dairy and noticed the feeling better! :)

    I hope he gets back to "normal" soon. Good job figuring out what was bothering him!

  8. Thanks for all the comments and support. I really needed them today :)


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