A Diaper Update and More Diet Safe Meals

4 Apr

I am still going strong with the diet and haven’t caved in or slipped up once! I have added corn back in to my diet, though. I did that after seeing the new pediatrician two weeks ago and her telling me to resume a normal diet because this was just the way Rilyn was. Being skeptical, I decided to start with one food at a time. Corn was first, because if I’m being completely honest here, it was the hardest. Corn is in absolutely everything. I am so grateful to be eating corn tortillas and chips again!

And lets not forget about my Dr. Pepper! I was missing my DP like whoa.

So, that puts me at no dairy, soy, wheat, gluten, eggs, fish, shellfish, nuts, and beef. While I’ve been doing okay with the diet, I have some super hard days. Days that have me crying while making dinner because I can’t make what I want, days that I just wish I didn’t have to make dinner and we could get take-out or eat at a restaurant (can you believe I’ve made all of our meals every single day for over a month now?!), days when I just want to be able to make cupcakes with my biggest little and set her free to decorate them however she wants. I suppose I could still do that, but I don’t trust myself with cake batter and frosting laying around. If I got any on my finger I don’t know that I’d have the willpower to not lick it off.

And then there are the days I bring it on myself. Like when I walk down the cookie or ice cream aisle, or when I think about the red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting that I’d like to be eating for my upcoming birthday rather than the banana “ice cream” I’ll likely make instead, or when I think of the meal I’d love to make Brandon for our anniversary but know that I can’t because it’s not “diet safe”. Those days I have to snap out of it and remind myself that it isn’t going to be this way forever, and that I’m doing all of this for a VERY good reason.

Moving on to what’s most important: Miss Rilyn’s diapers are still the same. We haven’t seen blood since Friday, but the mucus remains. Brandon and I have gone back and forth about going to see a GI specialist. We knew the wait list was long (2 months) to get in to see one, but we also didn’t want to go see one and talk about testing if everything was going to turn out fine and it end up that this IS just how our child is. A few days ago, though, a friend from college that works in a pediatric GI office contacted me about getting Rilyn in within a week if we wanted to (feeling so grateful for her)! We took that as a sign and Rilyn has an appointment on Monday. I’m nervous and anxious, but I’m ultimately looking forward to having someone that specializes in this take a look at her, and for being able to have peace of mind that I’m doing all I can for her. She’s still as happy as ever and growing too fast for my liking! You know I’ll keep you updated.

Here’s what I’ve been eating lately. If you’re interested in recipes for any of these, please let me know. I’m happy to share! Also, these pictures are terrible. Sorry Charlie.

 

ground turkey chili

mint chocolate shake (using frozen banana as the ice cream)

my momma made pork chops, potatoes, and green beans

ground turkey and bean tostadas. Yum-o. homemade shell, too! and, yes you do see cheese on those bad boys. but it’s dairy free and soy free and definitely nothing like real cheese.

rice pasta with a garlic avocado cream sauce. this is by far my favorite diet safe meal. 

teriyaki chicken with quinoa. never in all my years did i think i’d ever make my own teriyaki sauce (diet safe of course. made up of balsamic vinegar, orange juice, olive oil, water, and pepper).

Now if I could just figure out a good dessert recipe that’s dairy, soy, wheat, egg, and nut free!

….and fish free. I’m not up for trying a dessert with fish in it.

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