I’m back after a long break! (And wearing my DMV shirt with Virginian pride.)
The past couple of weeks have been challenging for us as we work on helping Alice overcome some eating difficulties. Per the recommendations of the dozens of doctors we’ve seen, we went to the hospital last week for her to receive a feeding tube. The procedure is actually quite simple and we’re relieved that Alice now has an easier, happier way of getting the nutrients she needs. We are hoping for a long-term solution soon and are still quite busy with doctors’ appointments, but in the meantime she’s very happy and very cute with her new accessory!
Needless to say I haven’t been getting a ton of sleep lately, but I have found a few bits of energy here and there to get outside and run. (And even race!)
Anthony found a nice little trail nearby and introduced me to it the other day!
I’ve been back on it a few times since and caught this pretty sunrise last Wednesday (or Thursday? Tuesday? Friday? I’ve lost sense of time!):
On the food front, I had a really lame 10 days a while back as I tried an elimination diet in order to test Baby A for food allergies (which we found out she does not have). No dairy, nuts, soy, gluten, or eggs for me — aka I was starved and sad all day long. Ha! We got creative with lots of rice, corn, and potato-based dishes and of course stocked up on fruits, veggies, beans, and meat. Even though I wasn’t trying this diet for my own health or anything, I was curious whether I’d feel any better physically since I was cutting out what some people consider “evils” like dairy and gluten.
The answer was a big fat no. I felt totally the same except especially hungry
(Note that Chick-fil-a waffle fries, sweet potato chips, wine, and hard cider did manage to pass the elimination test…)
So, that’s where we are right now. Once we settle into a routine (something I’ve been saying for four months now… oops), I do hope to get back to daily posting. In the meantime, thanks as always for following along!