Thursday, February 2, 2012
Three Months Old and a Sensitivity
All of this is a welcomed change with my little girl. I don't know that I have mentioned it before on my blog, but Kaelyn has been a very fussy baby from about two weeks on.
It started out slow with just fussing at night for a little while. Then, it turned into fussing and crying for five to six hours straight every night. Then, it turned into fussing anytime that she was awake...to the point that I couldn't wait for her to just go to sleep! Then, it turned into her fussing/crying/and screaming, along with some back arching. Then, her bowel movements became extremely foul smelling. She is a 100% breastfed baby, yet her poops did not smell like it and they were not the right consistency (very runny/watery).
So, I have given up almost all dairy. I am keeping butter in my diet for now, but not eating any other dairy or any other foods containing dairy. The lactation consultant that I spoke with told me that the proteins can stay in my milk for up to two weeks. She told me to go ahead and keep the butter for now, but if her symptoms don't go away, I may have to give that up too.
I have been off dairy for eight days now (Any suggestions for dairy free meals?????). By day two, we had a different child. She was happy and content while awake! What a blessing! Since then, there have been good days and rough days as her body adjusts, but overall, things are going much, much better. I have always loved my baby dearly, but I am able to enjoy her now :)
Since I have removed dairy, Kae is happier and she now does tummy time for longer periods of time without fussing :)
- gets excited to see people
- gets upset if she is ignored
- she's a drooly baby, but not to the point of soaking her clothes - she usually just has some spit bubbles around her mouth
- plays with rattles and other small toys
- stands in her jumpy activity center (not sure what they are called)
- LOVES being outside
- Is still adored by her sisters :)
Things I LOVE:
Sweet baby hands
and this sweet little swirl
My favorite time of the day is in the morning. Ella wakes first, followed by Arin, followed by Kaelyn. The big girls climb into my bed, so excited to see their baby sister. They talk to her, sing to her, and hug & kiss her. Such special, sweet moments :)
Photo shoots are tiring :)