Monday, April 27, 2009

Been a while!

Ok - so since the last post, we've had a couple of birthdays... Dax has gotten more teeth (we didn't get as many as Dax's baby book says we have, because I thought he got one, and then he didn't actually get it - weird, but true), we've gotten a huge allergy, a couple of illnesses, lost some weight and gained some weight!
So Dax turned ONE on the 25th of March! You go, cowboy!

What a great day, hanging out with family and friends, and FISH! :) It couldn't have been a more perfect day.

We've personally diagnosed Dax with a full-fledged milk allergy. We couldn't put our finger on what was causing him to throw up so much... but hindsight is 20/20 (of course), and now that I look back on it, I mean... my last post WAS "We're weaned!" We were putting milk in his bottle... and he started throwing up at least once a day. Then it was twice a day. And then it was three to four times a day... It was scary. He lost a couple pounds... and we didn't have insurance... I'm just glad that we held it together, persevered, and freaking figured it out before we had a hospitalized munchkin!
And don't get me wrong - we'd go into a million miles of debt for our baby, without insurance! We just didn't want to rush to the ER for every little spew - and I'll have to make it clear that until about two weeks ago, it wasn't ALARMING... but when he started throwing up three times a day, it was VERY alarming. That was right after his 1-year checkup with the doctor (the week after his birthday), and she said something about his weight. I began to notice that he wasn't just throwing up when I left him in childcare at the church (and he was missing me)... he was throwing up a LOT. At night. After lunch. After every meal!
We've now cut out all whole-milk products, we use Nestle's milk-based formula (which is milk-protein broken down for easier digestion, and he seems to be capable of handling that), and he has low-fat/non-fat yogurts and cheeses. And that's it for milk. And we'd been using PediaSure to beef up his bottles, so we're about to switch to soy milk (vanilla flavored for now) after the PediaSure is used up (I used it tonight for his before-bed bottle, and he seemed to like it just fine). Hopefully, within the next couple of weeks, we'll get off the formula too, and just be using soy milk.
Every day is a new day.

Anooj also had a birthday!

My Mom and Dad both had birthdays too! And so did my niece Molly!
Hippo Birdies Two Ewes!
We walked in the Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure the Saturday before Easter, and really had a good time!
I'll post pictures later.
Have to go to bed now!