Friday, July 30, 2010

You Just Never Know. . .

What you'll see at a gas station in Montana.

Back From the Great White North

Which isn't white at the moment.

AND I improved my tan while I was there.

Camping Trip with 6 month old, successful.

One of my favorite places in the world is Waterton, Alberta, Canada. We always camp. The little tourist town is so beautiful and quiet. AND you get views like this:

Swimming in glacier runoff water which makes it so you can barely breathe. Wild animals in your camp sites.

(this isn't our camper, I'm a tent kind of girl) The best ice-cream EVER.

Who wouldn't have fun doing all this?

I will post more pics when I get all the cameras organized and together.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Camping With Children

Has anyone out there gone on an extended camping trip with one or more babies under the age of one?

We are going camping with my little Sweet Pea and I just wanted to know if there was anything I NEEDED to know?

Or if there was anything I just SHOULD NOT forget?

Monday, July 19, 2010

My Favorite Sandwich

I know some people make fun of the "cucumber sandwich", but I love it. Here is my version:

Sliced Tomatoes
Sliced Cucumbers
Toast two slices of 100% Whole Wheat bread

Put mayonnaise on your bread. Cover with tomatoes and cucumbers. Salt and pepper (optional. Not my choice, but lots like it that way.)

Put the top on the sandwich.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

It's a Fixer Upper

I have a favorite quilt from when I was a kid. (I still feel like one by the way) This quilt was given to my parents for their wedding. It was hand quilted. However, it is now wearing completely through. It's so sad. So I'm going to patch it up. I have no idea how one should go about this and I'm probably going to be doing it the hard way, but I'm doing it anyway.

All the fabric wearing through.

I'm adding batting under the new pieces of fabric and hand stitching them onto the old blanket.

I will take pictures for you to see how it goes.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Okay Okay

The advice was wonderful. Thank you.

I haven't been posting very much, but in my head I think I am. So, let me update everyone so you know exactly what is up. . .

Sweet Pea is drinking wonderfully out of her bottle. (I have only been bottle feeding her. It's all I can do. She causes sores.) She HATEs (I don't use this word lightly), HATES the smell/taste of the formula. She purses her lips together and wont let the bottle in. My Hubby tried to give her 1/2 alimentum and 1/2 breast milk. They fought for 15 minutes. Then he gave her breast milk. I think all I can do is pump and feed her that. Now I just have to tell myself that for the next 7 months I have to pump. (Maybe if I don't tell myself then it wont really be true?)

I have been feeding Sweet Pea Rice Cereal for 4 weeks. Sweet Potatoes for a week. Sweet Peas for 1 day. She LOVES food. (I also do not use this word lightly) LOVES loves LoVeS it!!

I was not eating dairy and it helped to clear up her eczema. However I don't think I can keep this up. I love LOve LoVE Dairy. . . cheese. . . milk. . . ice-cream. . . and everything else that has milk in it. So, I'm just cutting down on how much I take into my system. I've been feeding her for almost 6 months and she's not dying over it. It was just in the last little while that we discovered the allergy. I think she can handle the little traces that get to her when I need a pick-me-up. (maybe it's selfish, but it will keep me sane)

I really did like my first Doc. I still do. I don't think she has a lot of experience with Milk allergies. (Surprising because it seems like a lot of babies have it) The second Doc was really nice. He works with a handful of milk allergies. In the end, I do what I want to anyway.

OH, Sweet Pea is rolling all over the place. She has found her mode of transportation. And she is quick. No leaving her alone anymore. Exciting.

I think that's it. Did I forget anything?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

No Dairy

It's been rough, but I've been going without dairy products for almost a week. I didn't really realize what had dairy products in it. Lots more than I would have ever expected.

I have been going without because I believe my little one is allergic to the milk protein. (I think I said that before) Her eczema acts up when I eat milk. When I cut it out, it clears up. Thus, the going without.

She will keep soy milk down, but wont drink more than 1/2 an ounce of it at a time. Then she purses her lips together and wont let the bottle in. I haven't tried the alimentum. I might soon. I just don't want to fight with her when it comes to eating time. I want her to enjoy it.

Any suggestions to getting a 5 month old to take formula. It's like trying to teach an old dog new tricks. She just doesn't want to.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!!

Hope you all have a wonderful day with your family and friends.

Friday, July 2, 2010

New Doctor Visits

UGH! Going to another Doctor. I really like mine but I just don't think she is trusting me as MOM and I know my little girl. We'll see how this new one is.

I think she is allergic to milk protein. (Mer what you sent me was very helpful) I don't think she has fpies, but I do think she is allergic. We'll keep trying out some different formulas and find out.

Cross your fingers for my new Doctor.


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