Thursday, April 29, 2010

1 month down 4 to go!

Well, I've completed month 1 of my elimination diet, and it has been a complete nightmare. Among my list of foods I cannot eat are: gluten, yeast, dairy, sugar, and that's just the beginning. Do you realize that there is sugar in EVERYTHING? No lie - next time you buy chicken stock from the store, read the label and you will find sugar! What in the world? I have had an impossible time finding food to eat and adding flavor to it, for the simple reason that everything seems to have at least 1 ingredient that is on my "do not eat" list.

I guess the only good side to this diet is that I've dropped 10 more pounds, although I had already hit my pre-pregnancy weight and wasn't really looking to lose anymore. Someone pointed out to me yesterday that I would probably gain back a lot of weight once this diet is over. I sure hope that doesn't happen, although I would give a few fingers and toes to have a piece of pizza right now.

In other news, Dax hates eating solid foods. I think we may hold out and try again in a few weeks. He'll take 1 or 2 bites and then keeps his mouth shut the rest of the time. It's pretty comical to watch, but slightly frustrating at the same time, I guess my baby just prefers his mommy milk!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Win an Action Baby Carrier

I love my ABC, so does dax, he's such happy baby when I pop him in it and go. It also makes my life easier to have 2 hands instead of just one when I'm carrying roo around.

baby carrier cropped

I picked up my ABC from Heavenly Hold she has great prices, and it ships out just as fast. Even more impressive, Amber sends you a personal email making sure that you're happy with your carrier! So, would you like your own baby carrier? You can enter to win one here from Baby Wearing Videos Blog . Good luck :)

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Dax's first food encounter was with peas mixed with breastmilk. He was not a fan. It was the cutest thing watching him try to figure out what we were giving him. Several times, we had to stop putting the spoon up to his mouth because we were laughing so hard! He would squish his whole face up with this look of utter disgust, as if he was eating a lemon wedge.

Here's the pea and breast milk puree that I whipped up

peas and mommy milk

Here's the bowl, all ready to go

first foods!

First bite...a little apprehensive

mom, are you for real?

Not so sure...

what is this?

Please mom, just stop

here comes the airplane

I have to eat more of this stuff?!

mom don't make me eat that

It's. so. gross.

mommy peas are gross

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Bath time fun!

We picked up a new bath chair for Dax to use during bath time. He's quite the squirmy wormy in the tub and loves to kick and splash. This also means that he doesn't stay in his infant tub, and requires one of us to get in the tub with him to ensure that he doesn't dunk himself!! The chair was a huge success! (don't you just love all of dax's rolls, they are so cute!)

bathtime fun

crazy hair!