Monday, May 24, 2010

Quick update

Well, the honeymoon is over. Caroline has MSPI. :(

I've been on the diet, but I wasn't hardcore, i.e. I wasn't being super strict about not eating foods that could be cross-contaminated. So we're working that dairy/soy out of Caroline's system right now.

Her symptoms: She has reflux, but we're able to control most of that with medication. (And the reflux should hopefully improve as the dairy is worked out.) After eating, her projectile spit-up is quite impressive. She also has a lovely (not!) rough rash on her cute little cheeks and chest. And, she has periods of crying hysterically, i.e. colicky behavior.

But, she's improving! The next few weeks will be kinda rough, but we'll make it through and will be much happier on the other side!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Look what we've been baking!

Yes, I've been away for several weeks, but you can see that I've been busy!

Our little "bun in the oven," Caroline Mae, was born April 29. She's a wonderful baby, and we've been enjoying our little bundle of joy!

No idea yet if she has MSPI. I've been on the diet since the first week of April, so she hasn't been exposed to any major amounts of dairy so far. (I've had a little here or there, but no reaction as of yet.) Our pediatrician recommended staying on the diet for two months. If there's no reaction during that entire time, then we'll try a food challenge. I'll keep you updated!