I’m thinking about going on a diet to avoiding the following foods: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussles sprouts, radish, horse radish, beans, lemons, oranges, strawberries, tomatoes, dairy, soy, and peanuts. All said to cause gas with Gus via the breastfeeding.
But Charles looked it up and there are no studies to show it does any good. Plus, as a veggo, there goes about 90% of my usual food. And I had been eating all of this before the gas. So he talked me out of it and ordered pizza.
Then last night/early this morning was as bad as ever and I had bit of a melt-down. It was the 4th time Gus woke screaming in pain and Charles had a sore throat so couldn’t take him even for a few minutes (lest he give it to us) and I actually felt sorry for myself. I screamed at the wall in frustration and in the morning I told Charles I hated him. He knew I didn’t mean it though.
By 9am Gus was ok. He giggled and cooed and went down easily for his morning nap. And at 11am I had coffee with a friend who is having a health scare -and that put things in perspective.
At noon Charles dropped by for lunch -just to be nice.
And then Lex called in the afternoon and said she was having a terrible time with gas too and I felt so good to hear it. Isn’t that terrible?
So, I still need sleep but the worst is over – my attitude has shifted and the weekend is almost here.
And to top it off, Charles’ Mum called this evening and said, yes, there’s no proof the diet does any harm or good. And by the way, she had 4 kids and only one of them had bad colic. Guess who?…