March 11, 2010

Four Months Old

Cara turned four months old yesterday! She had her check up today and she weighs 13 lbs 2 oz and is 24 inches long!
Her favorite things are her big sister, mirrors and being part of all of the action.
The biggest thing going on with Cara though, is that we suspect she has a dairy allergy or intolerance. Without going into all of the details she has been very fussy and showing several signs of intestinal issues/stomach upset. I eliminated dairy from my diet 9 days ago and have started to see some improvement, namely she's sleeping more and crying less. It will take about 3 weeks for the dairy to leave both of our systems, so I am hopeful that she will continue to get better over the next couple of weeks. Her pediatrician didn't run any tests yet because he was afraid of false positives and we don't have a family history of allergies, but we are going to reevaluate in 2 months at her next appointment to determine if we need to run any tests.
So, until then...if you know of any good dairy free products or recipes let me know!

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