Here we are, 10 days in. Thank you all for your comments on my original allergy post last week.
Daniel's skin is looking great! It cleared up around the one-week mark and has only continued to improve.
Just today I can begin to notice his little nose not being snotty, and he seems to cough less. But when he does cough he still sounds a little congested.
I haven't seen the poop results I am looking for, but it's still early.
As far as the concerns I had for myself:
Yes, I miss cheese and all things dairy. And peanut butter. I miss peanut butter more than I thought I would!
Yes, I get hungry often. But I snack often, too, so I don't think I've lost any weight. I've eaten a lot of chips & salsa, bean dip (made my own), and hummus (made my own of that, too). I'm on my second batch of granola. :)
The only 'cheats' have been a little bit of mayo (made with eggs) and tonight I floured my meat before I fried it. I'm so certain dairy is the culprit I didn't see those cheats as a big deal. The biggest hurdle was our monthly fellowship meal at church Sunday.
Breakfast hasn't been as hard as I thought. I did eat beans one day, because I was going out and didn't want to be snacking and hungry later. The other days I've been eating (instant) oatmeal. I discovered cooking it with a tablespoon or so of pumpkin helps make it nice and creamy. :) I prefer making my own oatmeal instead of using instant but since I'm already making the boys breakfast every morning it's so much easier to just use the instant.
For a chocolate fix I discovered that chocolate syrup (the kind for ice cream and chocolate milk) is dairy free. Not bad poured over bananas with a spoon. :)
But even better than that was a recipe for dairy free fudge I had saved! Woohoo! Mine didn't set up, but I didn't really care. It was chocolate!
And every mama needs chocolate, right?