Monday, July 12, 2010

Ice Cream, Ice Cream--We all Scream for. . .

Oh wait--I can't have any!

After a few weeks of dealing with a very fussy and uncomfortable baby, we found out that baby Kate has a milk allergy.

Which means--no dairy products for the mama cow. No ice cream, butter, cheese, yoguart, milk, sour cream, cream cheese, and anything else that might taste good. (That might not sound too tough, but think of all the foods that have these ingredients: pizza, pasta with white sauce or cheese, muffins, cookies, a lot of breads, pancakes. . . just to name a few).

But within a few days of changing my diet, I noticed a more content and comfortable baby. So I guess my sacrifice is paying off. Although last weekend at a family party, passing up the homemade ice cream was REALLY TOUGH! Talk about will power. I guess, maybe this excess baby weight will fall off sooner than later. . .

My neighbor is an awesome photographer and took a few newborn pics of Kate. Click on the link to the right to view her first photo shoot. You'll need to enter our email address. (If you don't know it, mention it in a comment and I'll send it to you).


  1. Major bummer, but I'm so glad that Kate seems to be feeling better...because that means that you're probably feeling better, too. And I don't know about you, but sleep is one of the very few things that I'd pick over ice cream! Love you!

  2. Ohhhh, I'm sorry!!!!! Although, it's much better to have a happy baby! And, WHAT excess baby weight??? Hopefully, she'll outgrow it?

  3. Becca, I'm so sorry. Seriously, what DO you eat?! Passing up home made ice cream, that's not possible for me :) Good luck! And I'm glad that baby Kate is happy! How did they find that out by the way?

  4. Becca,
    Did your doctor say you couldn't have muffins or other baked goods? I guess I would assume that baking would make the milk protein more digestable for the baby...

  5. I was wondering the same thing as Megan. But also to give you some hope, my sister, Raeanna's babies grew out of their milk allergies as did my little brother, Russell. So hopefully she'll grow out of it too, but probably not before she's done nursing. It is truly a sacrifice for you. You're the woman!

  6. Love the pictures of Kate... she's adorable. AND YOU REALLY DO HAVE SELF CONTROL. I was impressed at the cabin!