So Henry's two month check up went really well. I mean, I dressed him all super cute to show him off, then on the way he spit up all over himself...but that was okay. Then my mom got him out of his car seat to show him off (by the way, my mom works at his pediatricians office) and then he spit up again...this time all over himself AND all over my mom...but you know, babies do that. Then we stripped him down to get weighed...and he spit up all over me....then the doctor came in to check him out and he spit up on the table.
So...Henry has a little spit up problem. I have tried to ignore it. All babies do it. He is NORMAL. EVERYONE spits up ALL THE TIME. It honestly comes and goes, and he was at his worst at the office. Still, when his wonderful pediatrician looked at him, and then at me with spit-up down my shirt, and my mom with it on her scrubs, and it on the table, she said the words I have been dreading...."Mama, you might want to go off dairy and see if it helps."
I think she saw the horror in my eyes. She said she knows it's hard. She had to do it too when she was breast feeding. I just have to try it for a few days and if it doesn't help then he just has a little reflux, but it is worth checking out. If it helps, I can try to work a little dairy back in over time. Like a piece of cheese a day.
A PIECE OF CHEESE A DAY.
But. BUT. I take in a lot of dairy. A LOT OF DAIRY. Nick and I go through two and a half gallons of milk every week. EVERY WEEK. I drink it with breakfast. I drink it with dinner. I drink it with my milk and cookies every night (shut up). I cook with it. I for the life of me cannot think of anything I make that doesn't have real butter, milk, sour cream, real cheese or cream cheese in it (but WHYYYYY can't I lose these last ten pounds??) How do I just cut out dairy?? I LOOOOOVE Dairy. Dairy and I are BFF's. I can't just ABANDON her now!
But the spit up. It is constant. It is pitiful. The little voice in my head had told me a couple of weeks ago that it might be the dairy, but the big voice in my head told the little voice to shut up and shred some cheese for dinner. Still, now that the doctor has said it I have to try it. It won't be forever. I can do it for Henry. I can. I can. I can. I can. Is it wrong I hope that it isn't the dairy, so it isn't my fault he spits up and we can go back to our dairy bliss?? I don't WANT him to spit up...I just want a solution that isn't a dairy free year...