Wednesday, two days from now I'm attending a get together for a friend who is retiring. Beri's staying home. I'm leaving the house at 5pm and she doesn't go to bed until 7pm. Start the anxiety. I don't know what it is with this little one but I've refused to be away from her or give her a bottle. She may have a milk allergy* so a few weeks ago I even bought some special formula for babies with a milk protein allergy, then I read the label...
The first listed ingredient? Corn syrup solids... thanks but no thanks!
So for the next couple days I'll be wrestling my demons, pumping milk, trying to mentally prepare myself and just maybe hoping for a freak blizzard. I know she'll be okay and it might even be good for both of us.
Wish me luck!
* She may have a milk allergy--for the first 3 months of her life she was a crazy projectile vomitter- she would upchuck ginormous amounts of milk, so bad it would come out her nose. I would have to change her clothes and every last piece of my clothing cause we'd both be completely drenched. Sometimes in the middle of the night we would be woken up by the sound of vomit shooting out her crib and landing on the hardwood floor.
She had an ultrasound and saw a pediatrician and they suggested it may be reflux but she never seemed in pain and it disappeared after 3 months not lasting the 6-12 months we were told it should. (The pediatrician was quite eccentric and spent half the time lecturing me on the importance of reading books to my children?!)
I omitted dairy and soy from my diet until she was 4 months old then slowly reintroduced it once the vomitting stopped. She still has some cradle cap which her doctor thinks may be from the dairy I currently eat... Currently the jury is still out on whether she has an allergy and we haven't let her try any formula or food with dairy in it.