Laura, EXACTLY! K is vegan, and you need water for the formula and for Megan because you can't possibly use tap water!
:LOL And Andy needs to bring her food because she is dairy and gluten free, and well, she eats A LOT - like enough for her and you and Sheri!
Aaaah, yah, what a day to spend my bday... at the GI. We got there super early because it was waaaaay the other side of town (like 45 min drive w/o traffic) and it was morning so I didn't know how bad traffic would be. So we were like 30 min. early and they got us in really quickly, which was cool. I like the doc too, she's very friendly and I can understand her accent
Anyhow, I nursed Lauren after they weighed and measured her (she's 27" tall now, and 17.75 lbs, she's doubled her birthweight), and then they left us in a room to wait for the doc, with like 15 min. to go before our actual appt. time. So nursed away, and watched all the kids going by getting their weight/height/bp checked, and we waved and talked at them, and it was fun. Doc came in to chat, and brought resident, and amazingly she didn't tell me to stop bf, woohoo! Most of the GIs here are "go formula, stop bf" and she didn't even mention it. Lauren urped a huge gusher that went down her, down me, and splashed all over the floor - not projectile, but she "looks like a fountain" says the doc, and that's not normal, and then Lauren got really upset because it must have hurt too, so our recommendations are as follows:
1. Switch from pepcid to prevacid - but of course she prescribed the prevacid solutabs (dissolve in babe's mouth, easy to take) which are filled w/medical grade lactose that comes from COWS! So we're letting the doc/pharma hash it out to find either the liquid or the adult meds.
2. Upper GI/barium swallow because of the fountain effect.
3. Stool samples to check for blood.
4. Start rice cereal in the next month (har, we'll see about that) to avoid an oral aversion.
5. I can wait up to a year to start other solids if I want, she actually said "Breastmilk is all you need for a year" so WOOHOO to her on that!
6. I need to go see a dietician (this was the residents idea, his wife is in dietary program, he was really cool).
7. Follow up in 2 months if everything is ok after a week on prevacid.
8. Celiac testing at 1-1.5 yrs after I introduce grains.
She also feels it's highly likely that Lauren has a true allergy to dairy given family history and the reactions she has when I have dairy. BUT she did say that it might be a bad sensitivity that she'll outgrow. Either way, we'll see at 2 how she does. She'll probably be potty independent before she has dairy.
Nada mucho else here, ran a few errands while she is napping, we're going to my mom's for dinner and cake tonight. Sent mom home over the weekend with my rice milk and safe "butter" to make my cake. Mmmm!
Gah, does anyone else feel frantic when they go out to do errands w/o babe? I went to the library and the grocery/pharma just now, and I swear every time I go somewhere I feel like I'm in a frenzy to run through and get things done as fast as I can. I can't even calm down and walk slowly through a store.
When Lauren was small and in pain, I HAD to be home w/in 10 min. of her waking or all hell broke loose. Maybe that's why? Now when she wakes she can frequently go 30-45 min. with dh playing with her before she gets too fussy, which is more than enough time for him to call me and let me know she's awake and I can finish what I'm doing before coming home.. But I just feel like I'm in turbo mode when I'm out.