Thursday, July 4, 2013

What's New??

Guess I'm not the best at this blogging bit... oh well...

Our dietary journey for our little SethMan continues...

It's an almost daily struggle for this Mama... but I am also so thankful to have started on a path that has helped our little boy grow!

As of today, our little man is gluten free, dairy free, legume free, and strawberry free. He is also limited on corn as too much gives him patches of eczema. Orange foods such as pumpkin, carrots, butternut squash, and sweet potatoes are also limited in his diet as it has become apparent that they don't stay in his system long enough to provide any nutrition... Just not sure about their connection... 2 are squashes and 2 are root vegetables...

Our little guy does not have an official diagnosis or label such as 'allergic' or 'intolerant'. All of our findings have been right here at home through carefully watching him and what he eats. One would be surprised at the things you can learn from a used diaper! He went through so much last year with the frequent weight checks and blood draws... the specialist... and he's not quite two yet. Just can't bring ourselves to put him through more of that right now!

Menu planning has become quite the headache and some days I feel like a short order cook! I'm learning to cook many different sides to accommodate everyone... we all eat as naturally as possible avoiding artificial additives, one child has texture issues with ground meats, parents are striving for a low carb diet to control sugar levels, and Seth has many foods to avoid that are a basis for many of our meals... and let's add (just for fun!) the extra challenge of working with a picky toddler's food likes/dislikes!

And Oh! Seth also has frequent battles with a yeasty diaper rash... so I also try to limit his intake of carbs in an effort to help control the yeast growth!

I'm currently investigating and reading up on the GAPS diet & Nourishing Traditions... I'm also looking at more and more 'Paleo' recipes (no grain, no dairy, no legumes).

Meanwhile.... the family is growing well... so well in fact, that there will be a new member come September! A little girl... and we are ALL tickled PINK!