Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Update

So my child is allergic to me... Obviously not literally but his skin has REALLY cleared up.  He still has red around his eyes but ALL the sores are gone! I was told the red eyes could be from environmental allergies rather than the food allergies, it is spring after all.   Before we went on our concert date on friday I decided to breastfeed him, mostly so I could relieve the pressure and be comfortable while we were out, because the plan after all was to wean slowly.  Shortly after feeding him, he was a lot more red again.  His skin didn;t look nearly as good, that evening and into the morning the next day.  Needless to say I haven't breastfed him since.  He is now strictly on formula and his skin looks great!  Also a newstrange development.
HE SLEEPS! I don't want to jinx it but he has been sleeping.  Getting up 1-2 times a night for feedings. I had heard others talk about babies sleeping, I thought it was an urban legend of sorts.  Then it happened to me, my baby sleeps.  He even takes naps, unheard of before.  He is now taking 3 or4 naps and still sleeping at night!  I guess he had to catch up at some point.  I am hoping and praying this will continue.

5 comments:

  1. Oh my, a sleeping Eli - what a beautiful sight. His skin looks amazing...wow! I wish it had been another explanation, but I am so happy you finally found an answer and that things are so drastically improving. Yay!

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  2. What a sweetie! And I'm so glad things have improved all 'round.

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  3. He does look so good!
    I'm so proud of you, my friend. I know it was a decision you struggled with - but has it ever paid off! :)
    Another thing: with all this eating and sleeping - look out Kaden! Eli might just catch up. ;-D

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  4. Wow that's awesome! I'm so happy for you both. I can definitely relate to the struggle of switching to formula, but afterwards I realized it really wasn't a big deal and I put way too much pressure on myself. I tried and it didn't work out so we do the next best thing. :) I'm so glad it's helping Eli. His skin looks so great! I really hope the sleeping keeps up too and that you can finally catch up on rest as well. :)

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  5. Urban legend ... haha! I hear you. I always wondered what people were talking about when they said newborns just slept all the time, because mine never did. I am glad the formula is making Eli so much more comfortable skin-wise, and hope the sleep continues, like you say!

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