Aug 30 2006

more on soy, dairy, and snottiness

Published by at 10:23 am under daily,kids

http://www.nexusmagazine.com/articles/soydangers.html

I’m not in a full fledged panic now (as I was before).

James pointed out the homepage of this website to me:

> *NEXUS is an international bi-monthly alternative news magazine,
> covering the fields of: Health Alternatives; Suppressed Science;
> Earth’s Ancient Past; UFOs & the Unexplained; and Government Cover-Ups. *

So, anyway.

I’ve been, ONCE AGAIN, trying to introduce Jocelyn to dairy. She can eat cheese. She can eat yogurt. But in the past, when she consumes milk (or close derivatives thereof, like mac and cheese (lots of milk in the powdery stuff, so even made with soy milk is no good) and kraft american cheese (let’s face it that stuff is basically congealed milk)) she gets the runny nose like you wouldn’t beleive that leads to a cough and fever and sometimes ear infections.

I was going super duper slow this time. The last 3 days, I’ve added 1 tablespoon of milk to her soy milk. that’s it. And only to one drink, not to all drinks.

All was going well, until last night, when Jocelyn woke up crying at 3am. That’s right. Snottified. She woke up again at 5am. I went in and held her in the rocker, all wrapped up in her pink blankie that my mom made for her when she was born.
“Are you sick Jocelyn?”
“Yes. I’m sick.”
“Is your tummy sick?” (touching her tummy)
“Yes, my tummy is sick.”
“Is your throat sick?” (touching her throat)
“Yes, my throat is sick.”
“Is your nose sick?” (touching her nose)
“Yes, my nose is sick.”
(mommy frowns)
“Are your legs legs sick?” (rubbing her legs)
“Yes. My legs are sick.”
“Are your feet sick?”
“Yes, my feet are sick.”
I don’t think I’d put her on the witness stand.

I’m exhausted this morning.

I sat and rocked her for a while, the sky still dark with night. She has always been such a good sleeper, that we never really had to get up with her in the night. Her curls were all flung every which way from sleep that she looked like a sweet adorable baby medusa. Finally I put her back in her bed and fetched some cough syrup for her. She slept the rest of the night (a whopping 2 hours). She is getting so big and capable and already knows how to instantly throw her big brother and thus, the rest of the household into a fuss. Where did my little baby girl go?

Anyway.

This no dairy thing is driving me INSANE. I really thought maybe this time she’d outgrown it.
Anyway.

-amy wishes she knew all the answers

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