Thursday, February 24
a detective game
last week- all week- she had the prettyist clear smooth baby skin. it was beautiful. there was no bumps, scales, rashes, cuts on her cheeks from scratching... just pretty baby skin. i loved it. i was thinking we may be in the clear! and then she woke up from her nap on sunday with some bumps, which spread to more bumps. this morning when she woke up her cheeks and neck were bright red, with lots of bumps and some scaly dry parts and you could tell it hurt. and it is so so so sad.
then i get obsessed with trying to figure out what is going on and how i can get rid of it. i have spent the last few hours reading up on baby allergies and trying to figure out what it is that i am eating that is effecting her so badly. it's really quite sad. it makes me feel bad that what i am feeding her (milk from my chichi's as ivy puts it and a little bit of poi) is making her feel and look all nasty. but i must say, the internet is home to tons of really interesting information that has helped me a lot and given me hope that i can help lil lola. it's weird though, cause she is getting whatever is making her sick from me but breast milk is still the best thing to give her cause it helps her little body in so many different ways. there are just so many different food things that could be setting off her flare ups. so we are onto the great detective game- is it dairy? is it wheat? is it citrus? tomatoes? onions? berries? potatoes? coconut?.... what is strange to me is that i didn't watch what i ate at all last week and yet her skin was just fine. it's so frustrating. i know this is not the end of the world, it's just so sad to see her face and neck all red and flared up and to watch her try to scratch at it.
anyways, just wanted to take a minute away from my research and say hi to the blogging world. if you need me i will be standing in front of my fridge trying to find something to eat that does not have any possible allergens in it.
and it is good to know that i was eating massive amounts of jelly bellies last week when her skin was clear so the 73 jelly bellies that i have consumed in the last hour or so will not be harming lola's at all. lucky me.