Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Cheese Stands Alone

So August (aka Mr. Fussypants) has gone from being a totally mellow baby (first two weeks) to someone who's....not so mellow. Someone who's fussy & who toots (a lot); someone who isn't content to be held, rocked, swaddled, left alone, bounced, driven around in the car, etc. Yesterday he screamed, for several hours, until I nearly lost my head.

Luckily I'm friends with my pediatrician & she'll answer my barrage of questions over Facebook. She suggested that perhaps he has a sensitivity to dairy. Argh! So, I'm trying to be dairy free (or WAAAAY less dairy) & we've switched him to some soy formula for when we supplement him. I *think* it might be helping - at least today he didn't scream the whole time I was driving to the grocery store, he was mellow IN the store & is currently napping. This is a HUGE HUGE HUGE improvement to yesterday's situation. So we'll see.

Sadly, I love cheese. All I can think about is how I can't EAT cheese (well, that & ice cream. I'm not holding my breath for the soy ice cream sandwiches I bought myself as a consolation today). I know Kate will understand.

Well, if this works it will be worth it. It's just frustrating that I'm finally getting the breastfeeding thing to work & now there are more complications. Argh! Ah well, my boy is getting chubby thighs & that's all that matters.


Kate said...

AHHHHH! NO CHEESE! *goes and hides in the corner* I'm sorry babe. But I hear ya on the solution. If no cheese=no screaming, then I think I'd be pretty motivated, too.

Hang in there!

Kate said...

And this link? The one that says it will change your life? I offer it to you because well - it might change the life of your ice cream desires.

MamaD4 said...

I know I can't really, really sympathize since I formula-fed (cue everyone tsk-tsking), but Will slept for 22 out of 24 hours the first couple of weeks and then had the same deal: tons of gas and random fussiness. I switched to soy and he became a much, much happier baby. I know that a life without cheese will be tough, but hang in there!