Thursday, December 16, 2010

My Santa Baby...

This sweet little Santa Baby has decided to be allergic to milk... just like her big sister.

I thought we were in the clear. She made it a week longer than her sis, but at 5.5 weeks old, her diapers started raising my suspicions, and we are back to square 1.

Now, my decision is to nurse... or NOT to nurse.

I did it last time--cut dairy totally and completely from my diet. I grew to like vanilla soy milk, but NEVER vegan cheese or tofutti sour cream. I honestly don't know if I have it in my again to make it as long as I did with Ad, but I am going to try.

The problem: I LOVE milk and cheese. Love it.

What will I eat?
Lots and lots of Pei Wei.
Soy Milk
broth based soups
peanut butter
sigh... vegetables
Earth Balance buttery spread

A friend recently recommended the "So Delicious" coconut milk products.

Looks like Whole Foods and I will become friends again...

For my birthday, we went to Olive Garden. While it tortured my heart to forgo the cheesy entrees, I enjoyed my spaghetti, butterless bread, and cheeseless salad. My sweet mom made me a milkless cake (Duncan Hines Classic Yellow), and those cookies Addison and I made below: milkless!

I have become a reader of labels again and a shopper in the organic section of groceries...

I am going to give this a try.

Addison had totally outgrown her allergy by her first birthday. We put her straight on cow's milk. I wonder how early she outgrew it, and I am hoping that Ansley's is shortlived--even shorter.

Getting through the yummy Christmas food will be the toughest part! Wish me luck, and feel free to share any tips or tricks that you know of.


April said...

Love that pic of Ansley- I'm such a sucker for babies in Christmas attire :)

Jesse Faris said...

Pancetta-Wrapped Shrimp & Salad w/ Lemon Vinaigrette. Mmmmm... ;)

I like how you seem to be approaching this as an adventure. You have one season of this under your belt--here's to successfully accomplishing another! (And maybe even enjoying!)

McKinney Madness said...

First of all, how do you have time to blog like this?!?! You're so on top of things, and I'm just trying to keep my head above water these days. I'd love to know more about Ansley's milk allergy. The doctor told me last time I was there to try and cut out 90% of dairy just to be on the safe side. How did you know that's what it was that was bothering her? So glad you guys are doing well, and I hope you had an AWESOME birthday!! Love you!