We're still having a really tough time here
Elisabeth is still VERY fussy and there are days when she screams in pain if I eat anything different. I'm still only eating 7 foods. Everyday. Oh mammas...sometimes I think if I had known exactly how hard this was going to be, I wouldn't have gone through with it. Is that horrible?
I'm just falling apart and I still have one unhappy baby! My body isn't dealing with the hormones from the pregnancy OR PP very well. I have eczema ALL over my hands and my fingernails may even fall completely off because of it. I have acne all over my face
I was so clear-skinned before! My body feels like it's going to fall apart because I'm not even getting 1,500 calories a day because of my limited diet. Whenever I try anything new, I have to deal with a screaming baby for hours and hours. My legs feel so weak when I have to walk her around bouncing her (this happens about 90% of EVERYDAY) that I feel like I'll collapse.
I came down with the flu, a horrible head cold, and an ear infection last Friday. It hasn't gotten ANY better. I can't take anything for it, because Elisabeth will react. She even reacts to things like rice pasta or rice milk, but not rice. It's insane! The kiniseologist has tested her 3 times already. I have a list of foods that I can eat, but only have like "1 tablespoon, everyday 3 days." So that doesn't get me very far, and she will still react to some foods that were tested "okay."
So I am super sick, and Elisabeth has been extremely high-needs this week. I have to hold her the entire day practically. She isn't happy with anything else. It's been almost a week and I am not feeling any better. I just need rest and good food!
Sorry for all my complaining. We are just having a really tough time. Dh has depression (he gets it much worse in the winter) and can not provide the support I need right now, so I feel like I just want to break down and cry everyday.
Okay...now let's get to the good news...
Elisabeth is grabbing her toys!! It's so cute! She has a little Tigger stuffed toy and she likes to grab his nose and pull him close to her face. She just started doing this Saturday. So that's good because it keeps her entertained for about 5-10 minutes when she's in a good mood
She's out of most of her 3-6 months clothes (well...the sleepers anyway) because her legs are so long! She's now in 6-9 months sleepers and she's only 11 weeks old! Aaahhhh!
She's also smiling a lot more. She LOVES to stand up. She can support her weight for a good 2 minutes and smiles the hold time. Her head support is excellent. She hardly ever does tummy time because she hates it, but I carry her so much that her neck gets stronger from having to support her head.
We are going to see a gastro-enterologist to see if anything is physically wrong with her digestive system. We are also taking her to see an osteopath to see if that can help with her fussiness.
Sorry this was such a depressing post. It's just been hard...
I hope all you other mamas are having an easier time than we are!