Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Bring on the dairy!

My life significantly changed this week. We realized J.D. was allergic to dairy on June 17th. Since that day, I haven't had a single bite of food or drink with milk, butter, cheese, etc. in it. I have missed it! We were finally able to switch J.D. to formula this last week (it has been a long road getting him to take it---it is a yucky hypo-allergenic kind). I had my first Starbucks chai latte (my absolute favorite) while we were at Jim's parents' house in Waco. It was heavenly. This new change has opened up a whole new world of eating for me. Bring on the pizza, cheese enchiladas, queso, sandwiches and salads with cheese, cereal with milk, ANY casserole, mashed potatoes, ranch dressing, cookies, cakes, milkshakes, the list can go on for quite a while- basically anything that tastes good. I am a little worried about gaining a million pounds! I went to the grocery store yesterday and it was so strange to be able to get anything I wanted. I am thankful that we were able to find such an easy fix for J.D. back in June. But I am also really glad to get to eat cheese again! :0)
I have a million pictures and stories to post from Anna Lee's third birthday and Christmas. I will get those posted soon!


jaymie said...

I talked to Kasey the ohter night and she told me you were about to be able to have milk!!!!! I was seriously so happy. I think you are my hero for giving up dairy. I seriuosly think that is amazing! If I could I would send yo ua whole block of cheese JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN EAT IT!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!! by the way, your Christmas card was THE cutest thing EVER! How did you get those kiddo's looking so smiley and cute at the same time!!

erin f. said...

I am so amazed that you went so long without it! That special formula is yucky, I had a sample of that stuff that is pre-digested...ick. But whatever makes baby's tummy happy! Enjoy you're lattes, I think I would go into withdrawls without them too!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I found your blog through a friends...noticed the title of this post and had to comment! It seems like our little one has a milk allergy. I have to remove dairy, nuts, and eggs from my diet! :) How did you find out your little one was allergic? Would love to hear what you have been eating...I"m open for any suggestions! And I hear that Starbucks offers Soy alternatives..? This is all so new for me!