Tuesday, November 9, 2010

An Apology

So, in case you hadn't noticed, I haven't updated this blog (or my design blog) in quite some time. Well, a lot of it has to do with this girl. Am I saying that Louisa has made my life hard? No. Harder? Perhaps yes.
It's not like I had things together before she came along, but having two kids has definitely been much rougher on me than having one. A lot of it has to do with their ages. And a lot of it has to do with Louisa's tummy issues. She's always cried a lot and had bouts of intense pain and (sorry if this is TMI) weird bowel movements.
We finally got her in to see a specialist at Children's Hospital on November 9th and the good news is that there is nothing wrong with her internally. The bad news is that she's irritated by dairy in my breastmilk and she's having a hard time eating solids without (again probably TMI) getting constipated. We'd already figured out the dairy thing on our own so I've avoiding all things dairy until she's weaned and we are taking it really slow with the solid foods.
As long as we do that and keep her on a mild laxative, she's happy as a clam. That has made life a lot easier on her end. Of course right as we got her figured out, Rock's been having issues with sleeping and regressing on potty training. Wahoo.
So all that's to say, I'm sorry that I haven't kept up this blogging aspect of my life better, but something had to give. And now I will attempt to catch up before the new year or at least earlier on in the new year. Thanks for your understanding!


Isaac and Joanna said...

I can TOTALLY relate re: having to put the blog on the back-burner! I am leaving it until the holidays are over and I'm back home. Don't even think twice about feeling guilty! You are doing the right thing by putting your family first. Love you guys! Hope we're going to get to see you on this trip. Isaac said he would be in-touch with the Mothership to see if there are any plans for this weekend.

Elizabeth said...

Hey, you're still doing better than me and I still only have one kiddo. I enjoy whatever you manage.

It was sooo good to be with you all. The only downside was that it wasn't nearly long enough!!!

Melanie Brockman said...

But she is so darn cute we forgive her for having tummy troubles. Yes, we all miss the blog so we'll look forward to renewed blogging efforts.

Katie said...

Rachel, Erin had the same problems. I stayed away from dairy for over a year (and sometimes she went 5-6 days without a BM and I had to use those nasty glycerin suppositories). She eats just fine now, but she still has lactose problems. I'm sure you'll be OK, too - especially since you already know how special diets are pretty helpful.