Well, my baby boy isn't a baby anymore. He is most definitely a BIG boy with a BIG personality!
JD turned 2 about three weeks ago. I held off on posting his 2-year-update because he's been undergoing a dairy challenge. So far, so good! He's been eating yogurt and foods that have dairy in them for over two weeks now, and no problems!
I'm taking things very slowly because his body is obviously not used to processing these foods, and I don't want to push his innards too hard. I'll probably start giving him some cheese next. For now, he's still drinking rice milk, but I hope to start mixing in some cow's milk in the next month or two. (I wasn't kidding when I said I was taking it slow!)
The ironic thing is that JD will probably be completely OK with dairy right around the time I have to go back on the MSPI diet with the new baby. Will my home EVER get back to "normal"? Yes, in about three years ... ;)
The kids' pediatrician has recommended I start the MSPI diet the last month of the pregnancy. (Which means Easter is going to be my swan song!) That way my breast milk will be clear for the baby right from the get-go. She also recommended I start taking a probiotic, like Culturelle. Hopefully, these steps will make our baby's first few weeks much happier -- and a saner mama in the process.
I've got some new recipes to post. Check back over the next few days to see what I've been cooking and baking!