milk is one thing that jasper does drink. i wish he drank less of it -- it's giving me a bit of a complex, because before my supply went bust, he'd almost never have any when offered. now, it's nurse and then whine for his milkies in the bottle or have some wcm, and then nurse for just a minute or two afterwards. hmm.
we're actually wondering if he has a milk allergy -- he's been fighting the most awful diaper rashes and had several yeast infections the past few months since his milk consumption has picked up greatly... never had these problems before and we're a bit baffled because the dipes, wash routine, all that kind of stuff hasn't changed. i *hope* it's not a milk allergy, but mil finally saw fit to mention to dh last week on the phone "oh yeah, you and all your sisters couldn't tolerate milk till you were old enough to drink it out of a cup." you think maybe she could have mentioned this sooner -- like when i was pregnant the first time and we were asking about allergies in the family? it might have been a good idea for me to lay off the milk then, and certainly wait or try alternatives once jasper did start drinking it so much. argh, i'm just annoyed with her for dropping this on us at this late date. but anyway, not drinking it isn't a problem around here, if anything we're having the opposite problem right now.
my mil keeps harping on her suspicion that jasper is anemic (because he's not gaining weight). it is possible, given the high milk consumption (which can interfere with iron absorption) and his great love for meat when it's offered (maybe his body sense he needs it? dunno). his favorite foods aren't really big iron sources, either. but you've said your piece now let it rest and trust that we're looking into it and making sure our little guy is getting s'more iron-rich foods, jic. jeez. we don't need to hear about it every single time we talk on the phone. i can just imagine what it will be like when we visit. ugh, family!
oh bec, your mom pulled something like my mom did the first time. except it was about my weight... she got all "the doctor is going to ride you about your weight, you're going to have to lose weight, you want a healthy baby, blahblahblah." even before a hug or anything, if i recall correctly. talk about knocking wind outta sails... in retrospect i should have told her it was the worst possible time to go on a diet (and any doc who told me i should would be nuts) and heavier women tend to have big healthy babes anyway, so long as they're not living on *complete* junk (which i wasn't anymore, the extra weight was mostly due to having an apartment a block away from a yummy mexican restaurant several years earlier
). but at the time i was just so stunned by her reaction and stupidity in bringing up my weight like that. i know she was just concerned, but -duh- woman!
oh gosh, come to think of it, this time she said something equally dumb. but after all the squealing and excitement, lucky for her, or i might have lost it. this time it was "was this planned?" bloody heck, she does have a way of ruining moments, doesn't she? i just about launched into a very snotty version of telling her everything in great detail (gee mom, we planned on having sex, we want babes close in age, we just thought it would take a few more months to actually hit the jackpot, so to speak). but i bit my tongue... she obviously is just dense when it comes to pregnancy announcements, she never made any of her own so i'll give her the benefit of the doubt (my brother and i are both adopted).
wow, it felt good to get that off my chest! gotta run, just found out i have a conference call in 15 minutes and i'm on the agenda to talk about several things. eeek!