There is too much intolerance these days. Lactose intolerance, gluten intolerance and every kind of food allergy you can name.
This week we discovered Troy has an intolerance to lactose from the dairy protein in my diet. I’m pumping and freezing my milk and supplementing with formula. It seems the only food I can eat comes from the produce department. All the things I love I can’t! Cheese, bread, ice cream…
What did moms do when no one knew about dairy intolerance? My poor almost four week old wouldn’t stop crying and can’t sleep. I’m crying, I’m not sleeping, he’s stressed, I’m stressed. The saddest thing is not being able to comfort your baby.
But….there comes that “moment” of sheer joy. In the middle of the “no nap” fussy day, I kissed his mouth making a popping noise. It was making him smile and coo and I got the first real giggle that wasn’t in his sleep. My heart melted and all the stress before that sweet moment just washed away.
When Dax got home from his nana’s all day he gave me the biggest hug I’ve ever had. He was happy and just what I needed to lift my beyond tired spirit. We went to dinner, shared chicken strips and played. He was so fun and sweet that I almost cried in the restaurant. My heart was filled.
I’m tired and somedays I don’t even get a shower and the worst is being chocolate deprived. But I’m exhaustedly happy in love with my little family.
When I get to dress-up it’s like being a brand new person. This sweater from Barefoot Dreams feels soft like clouds. Anyway, that’s how I think clouds should feel like. I would like them in every color and so glad the weather is getting cool.
This soothe shirt is as comfy as it looks for both baby and me. I used it for Dax but with Troy needing extra soothing it’s perfect. It’s easy to nurse with him in it and I even use it around the house so he can be close. No wraps, straps, ties or complication. I’m grateful for these wonderful baby things that make life just a little bit easier. Besides that, it looks great!