I spent the entire first year of my daughter's life obsessed with her poop thanks to my foremilk imbalance and elimination diet.
It's amazing what motherhood can do to you. Running to check the poop if someone else changed it. Asking them not to throw it away. Holding it under the light.
I was a regular poop investigator. or "The Pooperologist."
So thanks to my
prowess dumb luck this time, I figured out how to avoid the foremilk imbalance and my son's bowels have been fine. The Pooperologist was on hiatus.
Until I started solids.
Except now it's not poop, it's rashes. I mentioned earlier this week that we were dealing with rashes. Well, I think now that they are related to the food. I mistakenly became confident with his eating single foods (like sweet potatoes, peas, green beans, and carrots), so I started him on the Earth's Best #2 foods (Veggie Chicken Dinner, etc).
Then he became a cranky monkey who didn't sleep and would be wide awake at 3am needing to poop.
Apparently my prowess indicated to me that he was teething or hot. But I'm thinking now it was the food.
If you're curious, here's what happened.
Two Fridays ago: Rash all over back (looked like heat rash). Went away after a couple of days.
Following Tuesday: Shots
Wed - Saturday: Fever (low grade). Did not feed any food - just nursed.
Sunday: Fed food again
Monday - Wednesday: RASH on neck, torso, and back
Now, the rash went away when I put him in the tub, but came back in lesser form when I took him out. Since eliminating the good and just going back to rice cereal, he's been content, happy, and sleeping really well.
And no rash.
Plus, keep in mind that he'd been eating solids for the whole month before we arrived here and never had a rash. So, I'm thinking it must be something in the #2 Earth's Best combos that's bothering him.
(I know, I'm brilliant).
So two days ago, I gave him peas. There was no rash, but he woke up at 6:30am and pooped (he's been going to bed early so it wasn't that out of the ordinary). I didn't feed it to him yesterday (just rice cereal), and he woke up this morning (6am -- lovely) and had to poop.
Both days he's been pleasant and happy, and most obviously, there is no rash.
I'm curious now as to what I should do. Try the peas again? Would they appear to be safe? Or should I try something else?
Beef? Baked Beans? Chocolate cupcakes?