Time has been going sooo fast! I can't believe that Henry is 11 weeks old today, it seems like just yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital on a cold, snowy January day. Henry has been advancing and growing every single day! Just yesterday, he learned to roll from his belly to his back. He also is becoming more vocal and will "talk" and "sing" to us. Henry smiles as well and we think he's getting close to laughing! He's enjoying baths more and is kicking the water in his little tub. He is starting to reach for toys and other objects in front of him. We get so much joy in watching him grow and change.
I did a full 7 days of strict elimination and then started adding foods back into my diet. I started with fruits and veggies (except broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, onions), then peanuts, dark chocolate (no dairy) and a little bit of wheat products (graham crackers, pretzels, wraps). I haven't added beans, eggs or dairy yet. We think it's been helpful but since we started probiotics at the same time (and he grows and develops every day), it's really hard to stay what is working and what isn't. I'm considering getting him NAET or muscle tested for allergies so we can speed up the process of identifying what (if any) food sensitives he has or if it's just colic as he still has fussy periods. I thought maybe it was just normal but my Mom said none of us ever cried like Henry does, like he's in pain sometimes. As our CNP Allyson said, he will continue to get more rugged and durable every day.
Shortly, I'll be returning to work and we've decided to have a full-time (40 hours per week) nanny come to take care of Henry. We chose to have someone come to our home to care for Henry because on the days I'm working from home I'll still be able to breastfeed, he will get individualized care and there is less chance that he will get sick because of less exposure to other little ones. In a couple of years, I want to transition him to a day care setting for socialization, possibly a Montessori school. Finding the right person to care for him has been a process! I found someone I really liked but she decided to work for another family instead...bummer. I've been reminding myself that the right person is out there and they will come to us. We have more interviews scheduled for this week and I'm hopeful to find a good fit for our family. After all, they will be caring for our most precious asset!
And of course, a few photos: