The Short, Vol.5

Baby’s first drive thru car wash. Mesmerized. Lauren’s most recent stool sample still showed an elevated level of calprotectin, which points to inflammation in her intestines. I stopped eating dairy a month and a half ago, and now I’ve added soy and strawberries to the list. Brian is pleased, as I’ve started cooking again. It seems that even I cannot survive on barbecue flavored potato chips alone. One of Brian’s best qualities as a father is his willingness to taste whatever Lauren eats. This includes breastmilk (okay), Alimentum¬†(horrible, truly horrible), medications (some sweet, some sour) and Lauren’s feet (sweaty). We […]

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Five Months

Happy five months, little mama. This post is six days late, but the photo was only five days late! So there’s that. This month was a doozy. You stopped gaining weight toward the end of April and got a G-tube on May 6. The results have been mixed, but you now weigh 11 pounds and change. Your cheeks are chubbier and your thighs are chunkier. I always thanked my lucky stars for how little you spit up, but I’ve since realized that you simply weren’t eating enough. Now you spit up at the drop of a hat. I much prefer […]

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