Yes, someone asked me that.. at church.

My baby cries. A lot.

Another question I love (sarcasm)… is…

“Is he a good baby?” Well, of course he is! He is MY baby! Just because he cries doesn’t mean he’s a bad baby! He is a BABY!

There are those of you out there who have never had a crier (and both of mine were and now are criers) so you may not can sympathize. Life with a high needs infant is difficult. If I don’t make it to [insert event here] it might just be that I couldn’t even get in the shower because my beautiful, sweet baby boy cries a lot. There may be hours where I can’t put him down. And that’s okay… because at this point in my life.. this season… he is my priority. And although I know that, it’s stressful. It’s stressful to think that someone may be questioning whether or not you know what you’re doing with your child. Or whether or not you really have a good excuse for missing church. Or how come your house is a gigantic mess!

I’m in the process of trying to figure out what might be causing Eli to be so fussy all the time. I am nursing and so far the biggest ’cause’ for these kinds of things in nursing infants is dairy. So, I’m eliminating dairy from my diet. Cheese, milk, sour cream, butter, ect. Not only have I decided to eliminate those obvious dairies but I’ve decided to eliminate hidden dairies as well. That means looking a lots of labels. In case you’re wondering, this site has a list of the hidden diary that can be found in ingredient lists. A good resource for me was this vegan (which means nothing derived from animals) site. I was happy to find a few of my favorites (Wheat Thins to name one) on the site! It takes a few weeks for milk proteins to be out of my system so it may take a while for me to see a difference but I’m praying I see it sooner than later!

Along with eliminating dairy, I’m keeping a food journal. So if there may be other things that seem to bother him I might can see a pattern.

I love my little boy.. and if this is what it takes, then this is what I’ll do. And to be completely honest, if he does have a dairy allergy/intolerance, then there’s no way we could afford hypoallergenic formula! So, I don’t have much of a choice! 🙂

So bring on the rice milk (hey, it’s not that bad if you don’t actually drink it! Just pour it over cereal or dip these into it!) and fake butter (oh my, that hurts me more than you know.. if you’ve read my blog for any length you know how I love the real stuff!)….

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