Saturday, November 22, 2008

I'm ssssssooooooo hungry!

Meet Victoria. Isn't she beautiful? I am absolutely in love with my beautiful baby girl. And I am desperately hungry. My beautiful little girl turns not so beautiful if I eat certain foods...like dairy, wheat, eggs, soy, pumpkin, beef...that is what I can think of at this current second. My diet consists of: chicken, vegetables and the occasional rice or quinoa if I feel like cooking it (which is RARELY!) It is the holiday season and I want egg nog from our milkman, I want fudge, cookies, mashed potatoes and gravy. I want it all, and I can have none of it. Boo-hoo.

Most would say to just put her on formula. I told myself after Jacob that I would never again starve myself for my child. Then it happens. Again. And I refuse to give her formula. Yuck. For one, she won't even take a bottle of breast milk, how is she going to take a bottle of yucky stinky formula? Second, formula is just that, yucky. Fake baby milk. It should (in my opinion) be labeled: NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION. Now I know that in some instances, formula is the only option. But not in mine. The formula she would likely be on is something called Neocate. I was a nanny for a little boy that was on Neocate. It is a gray color. It stinks. And it tastes really really bad. I just couldn't do that to my baby. My sweet, sweet baby. That and I would feel totally guilty that I breastfed her brothers for 2 years a piece, and stuck a bottle of yuckiness in her mouth.

So I am hungry...anyone want to feed me totally allergen free food???

2 comments:

Ellen said...

Welcome to blogland! Good for you. It only took me, oh, two years to start mine! Victoria IS beautiful. And, while I think breastmilk is best, it wasn't realistic for me to keep it up, and so the kids got formula.

I'm sorry she's a picky eater, so to speak! What is the pediatrician saying?

jamie said...

after milo was born he was in the nicu so i had to pump....and they thought he had a milk protein allergy for a bit, so while i was coming off dairy they gave him nutramigen..omg, it was so gross, and smelly, and he HATED it! and it was really hard to eat dairy free, i honestly never realized how many foods had dairy in them...it turned out he didn't have a milk allergy and i only had to do it for a month...but i really feel for you because i felt so deprived and hungry that month! hang in there.