Seriously. Most of the foods I eat contain dairy (which could be the cause of my ever-growing "dairy-air"...) Pun intended.
So why am I just noticing this dairy-craze I have?
Because Tate has become fussy.
And spitting up All. The. Time.
This all just came about around Christmas when he turned 4 months. Before then he was the perfect model of a perfect baby. Happy, giggling, never even needed a burp rag.
It all changed.
He's still super sweet and tries to be happy. But when he fusses I can tell that he's uncomfortable and the constant spitting-up has been nearly unbearable.
So, I thought I would try to give up dairy for a week and see if that helped my little man.
But in my giving-up-dairy venture, I've had a few hiccups.
For instance, the other night we were out running errands and decided since it was Taco Tuesday, we'd pick up some tacos. And I ordered a burrito with potato oles and chicken. No dairy, right? WRONG! Little did I know that cheese would be dumped over the entire inside of my "milk-free" burrito.
Then for breakfast, instead of my usual cereal with milk or a tall glass of chocolate milk, I opted for a banana and toast. Except after the toast entered my mouth I realized that I had slathered BUTTER all over it. But how can I avoid butter? Seriously! Does that really count as a dairy product?
But I've been trying hard. Very hard. My favorite snacks include yogurt, cheese, and chips with dip. None of these are acceptable this week. So I ventured out to Target to get a few new snacks - my favorite being Blue Corn Tortilla Chips with salsa verde. And the salsa verde is really spicy, making me drink tons of water, so that's good for the ol' milk supply too!
So, I'm trying to decide if I hope this helps Tate or not.
I really don't want to have to give up dairy. I heart dairy.
But I love my baby more. Much more. And I don't want him to be uncomfortable.
So I guess we'll just see where this little experiment leads us.
I'll keep ya posted.
Until then, enjoy this sweet little picture of my handsome little man, taken by my 4-year old on her new Hello Kitty camera.