I just need to vent!
My FIL watches DD during the day while I work P/T and DH is F/T, has been doing so since she was 6mos, she's now 10mos. She has dairy issues, so plain and simple - she gets no dairy. I've also found she does really well eating a mainly vegetarian diet and so all the stuff I make is geared towards that, with the exception of eggs some mornings. For the past 3 days (well, minus the weekend), MIL has been at the house too. She and I do NOT see eye to eye and have been butting heads since DD was born. She raised her kids on meat, potatoes, and more meat, topped with a heavy serving of dairy and they've got major digestive issues and food allergies as a result. Anywho, for the past 3 days, everytime I come home to DD, I nurse her and not 20mins later she's spitting up everywhere. Totally not like her - unless she eats something that doesn't agree. I know it's not me, I'm pretty careful with my diet. I couldn't figure it out until tonight. The smell coming off that little pile of vomit was horrendous, like curddled rotten....it just stunk! So I opened the fridge and there I see it, a container of mystery blended mush. I made DH smell it since I figured it's his mother, he would know what she makes. He said minestrone, and called to confirm - yep, with butter and greasy ground beef! Awesome. I'm ready to freak out if she doesn't stop. It's as though she assumes I can't cook bc none of the food I feed our LO isn't anything she herself would eat. That and I really don't do purees as she doesn't care for them, she prefers things she can pick up so we do finger foods for her.
My solution? Since DH won't say anything to her without arguing and then turning on me about what we're feeding DD, I'm going to be taping a list to the fridge of acceptable foods and making sure to specifically state which ones she is to be fed each day. Rediculous that I have to go to these lengths to keep my child healthy, and when she is up all night long with an upset tummy wanting to nurse every 3hrs to soothe herself, who has to get up with her and lose sleep? Me! And rant complete, thanks for listening :-)