The Milk Question Revisited

June 11, 2008

Now that most Hy-Vees in the metro area no longer carry A2 milk (read about it in my April archives), we’ve switched back to almond milk. I have to say, I am noticing a difference in Gavin again. When we first started the GF/CF diet, I started giving him rice milk, then almond milk because of the texture. We did that for a few weeks until I tried A2 milk under the guidance of the Hy-Vee dietitian. We saw significant (positive) changes in Gavin right at first (while on rice/almond milk) and then his progress seemed to plateau once on A2. I’ve become increasingly frustrated lately at his lack of progress and wondered if A2 was really ok for him. For about the last week, Gav has been back on almond milk and I’ve been surprised once again at his progress. Each day he is more conversational and he’s been more willing to play WITH others, not just alongside. I don’t know if A2 was really the way to go, but we tried it and I guess it’s a good thing that I had to switch back. Almond milk is much cheaper and can be nicely stored up to a year in the cupboard. Hmmmm……….

On another note….I have been informed that Be the Butterfly in Ankeny now has Klean Kanteens in colors!! Yay! We’ll be making the trek sometime next week to stock up on colored ones. How fun! (I never thought I’d get this excited about cups).

AND, we will be starting potty training on Friday. I was supposed to start this past Monday but our week got crazy busy with cousins and other fun things, so it has now been officially decided by the committee that we will begin Friday. I probably won’t answer the phone or get out of my jammies for that matter. Looks like it’s going to be a long weekend/week/month. I have officially stocked the Skittles jar (GF although full of other crap) and have bought the CUTEST Elmo underwear. If anybody has any suggestions I’d love some help! There’s a great article about potty training spectrum kids here, but any tips or ideas are welcome!

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2 Responses to “The Milk Question Revisited”

  1. Emily said

    oh, yeah for almond milk…i’m still thinking i’m going to make some one of these days.
    if you need to reschedule monday due to long hard potty-training days, let me know. although, i’m sure it will be just fine and he’ll get the hang of it quickly. however, if gavin pees on my carpets…it WILL NOT be the worst thing to have hit them, i assure you! 🙂
    see you then!
    Em

  2. someone special is at the door . . . it's GRANDMA!! said

    I don’t really see how you wearing cute Elmo underwear will help Gavvy get potty-trained . . . but good luck!!

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