It’s officially been just a little over a week since miss Mila made her entrance into the world. So far we’ve experienced every emotion you can think of but are adjusting nicely to being a family of four. Insert hashtag Wendtpartyof4. We’re figuring out somewhat of a routine, as routine as you can get with a toddler and a newborn.
When Ellie was a newborn she was colicky and life was hard. It’s so different this time around. I have some thoughts on why – such as Ellie had a protein dairy allergy that we didn’t know about and we got her vaccinated which caused a number of other issues which made for a very uncomfortable baby. This second time around parents we are now, we obviously still don’t know everything but we have at least been around the block once and learned enough to know what we can do differently this time. This time I’ve given up dairy already, no vaccinations and she’s already been to the chiropractor.
Why am I giving up dairy again?
The other day I had eaten a Hershey’s chocolate bar after supper and later on that night Mila was so grumpy and nothing made her comfortable, then the following day I had one after lunch and later in the afternoon same thing – a grumpy mess. So we experimented the next day no chocolate and you can guess how the day went… she wasn’t upset at all. Soooo until further notice I am not having chocolate which is why I just decided if I can’t have chocolate I’m just giving up dairy all together. With Ellie I gave up dairy and lost over 60 pounds (more weight than I actually gained while pregnant!). I am hoping to have the same results this time. It’s hard not having dairy but a happy baby is SO worth every craving I can’t indulge in. Plus it’s kind of fun Pinteresting new meal ideas/snacks.
Ellie is loving being a big sister. She asks for baby the second she wakes up in the morning. She loves when Mila is awake and looking at her. She got really excited the other day because Mila was watching Maya the Bee with her, one of her favorite shows! We are so blessed that Ellie loves her so much, it has made this whole life change just that much easier. We are so blessed.