Saturday, September 15, 2012

It's been awhile

It's been awhile since I've written on this blog.  Over a year in fact.  Did I keep you in suspense?  Lose all interest?

Anyway, I've talked about a lot of things on this blog, so I decided to change the name.  Again.  Our "Adventures in Adoption" won't be happening for a while.  It's a long story.  One that I've come to the conclusion will always hurt, no matter the time that passes.

So, here I am.  Last week I had my oldest (9) tested for food intolerances and sensitivities.  Turns out his body doesn't like casein or eggs.  Then I had son #2 tested (he's 7).  His body doesn't like gluten.

To be honest, this didn't surprise me.   Ok, the egg thing surprised me.  But we put the oldest on a casein free diet once before.  He did seem to improve, but I wasn't positive.  The next time we tried, I didn't see any improvements.  But looking back, when I took him off of dairy I also increased eggs.  And the second time I wasn't as strict about it.

I've suspected that son #2 had a problem with gluten for a while.  We had him tested for Celiacs, but that came back ok.  Turns out that a lot of people have problems with gluten that are not Celiacs.

So, starting on Monday, one boy cannot have casein or eggs.  The other can't have gluten.  My head is already swimming.  We did some shopping to pick up a few things for each of them.  The oldest isn't too happy about this, but I'm hoping that he'll cheer up with Vegan Parmesan.  And Earth Balance Mayo.

My current challenge is label reading and redoing the grocery budget. 

How about you?  What has been challenging you lately?