As some of you may (or may not) know, Emily has MSPI. MSPI is a milk and soy protein intolerance. When she was new to us we didn't know what was wrong. We were told it was colic and it would go away. She screamed so much and I just knew that scream wasn't because she was colicky. I was assured over and over that is exactly the reason she was crying. Her crying then turned into bloody diapers. Once again they assured it's colic with some fissures. Wrong. I was just NOT taking that for an answer and FINALLY after a lot of tears and frustration, we found someone to listen! He literally was a God-send. He was not a pediatrician but was the only one available to see Emily on a weekend. He then got us in touch with her pediatrician she has now. I felt I was the one that had to educate the doctors on her condition. I am still not sure if her doctor is 100% up-to-date on this issue, but I know she speaks to a GI doc when she (or we) have questions that she doesn't know the answer to.
So fast forward to today. Emily is just thriving now! We couldn't be happier. I had to stop breastfeeding when she was 3 months and she was put on
At any rate...I am getting off track as to what this post is about...
After a lot of searching...I found TWO different recipes that we can use to make her her very first birthday cake! YAY! They are completely soy and dairy free and honestly, they look yummy! I haven't decided if I will make hers special or if I will make the cake for everyone. I was just going to have hers be special but after reading the recipe...it sounds soooo good! So we'll see! :)
So that was my happiness for today! I found the recipes and planning is going as...well...planned!! :)
By the way...last night...I had a GREAT dinner with my husband! We went to this restaurant called the Dead Fish. It has a great view of the Bay and AWESOME food! We were able to sit outside and take in the view. It was a breathtaking view last night and we even got our own private table in the curtain area (you are in your own little "room" so-to-speak...separated by curtains all around you and facing the amazing view!). Here is a pic from their website. It does not do our view justice. We were able to see far out into the water and watch the sun set! :)
At any rate, it was a much needed "date" night for us! I was just so sad when he had to leave this morning for 3 days! :(