After eating dairy on my birthday with no reaction from Graham, I decided to add dairy back in my life last Saturday. It has gone very well and Graham has no negative results from it. It feels good to be able to eat whatever I want and not have to worry about restrictions. Graham had a follow up with the GI doctor today and we told him that I had dairy with no reaction. I was “officially” cleared from my dairy free diet. I didn’t mention that I gave it up a week ago, but it still felt good to hear that the doctor wasn’t concerned about dairy anymore. Graham is overall doing very well and we will try to wean him off the medicine around 5 months. I’m glad that Graham has improved and I can eat whatever I want again! I have been savoring anything with cheese. My parents gave me a chocolate cake for my birthday that we froze. I took it out of the freezer yesterday and I have been enjoying it immensely! We also ordered pizza from our favorite place in Chicago. It arrived today so we celebrated being officially dairy free with a deep dish pizza from Lou Malnati’s. AMAZING!
The life of a stay at home mom is extremely glamorous. I spend most of my days keeping the kids happy, feeding them, changing diapers, making sure naps happen. The amount of laundry in our home is insane. I used to like doing laundry, but I lthink the 1-3 loads I do daily is wearing me down. I forgot how much laundry infants make. Owen is also in a phase where he would like to wear 4 pairs of pajamas a day if I let him. Usually I can keep it to one or two changes of clothes a day, but he looks for every excuse possible to have new clothes.
Owen is also making progress in the potty training department. For about a week now he has peed on the potty at least once a day. On certain days it’s been twice! We also have many attempts without results. We are spending lots of time hanging in the bathroom these days. I’m still letting Owen lead the way. I’m trying to not be pushy or demanding. He seems to getting more interested with time. I have no idea how long this process will continue but I am encouraged that we have now moved to daily success on the potty.
There isn’t too much more to mention. My life during the week is extremely redundant. We had a MOPS play date on Tuesday. My mom came over to hang with us on Tuesday afternoon. Tuesday, we got the final season of Downton Abbey in the mail. Jeremy and I finished the series last night and now we’re back to watching Gilmore Girls after the boys go to bed. Hmm… trying to think of anything else. Nope, that’s about it. A picture is worth a thousand words, I will stop writing and just let the photos speak for themselves.