Today was a rollercoaster of a day. Ellie has been struggling with constipation since starting Intro so I decided to try introducing carrot juice this morning per Dr. Natasha's suggestion to start juice early when constipation is present. I had no idea a little bit of carrot juice was going to completely knock us on our asses. I knew that carrot juice was detoxifying, but jeesh!
I felt profoundly tired all day. The closest thing I can compare the feeling to is the tremendous physical exhaustion I felt during the first trimester of my pregnancy. Ellie experiences die-off differently. She gets super fussy and clingy and impossible to please. She wants to nurse constantly, which is always rough when I am feeling terrible too and all I want is to lay on the couch alone.
Today I made the mistake of making too many changes at once and now I'm left wondering why she is once again sobbing at bedtime. We started carrot juice. I started a mineral supplement. And I included fennel in our chicken stew tonight - a vegetable Ellie's never eaten. So God only knows what's going on. Makes me feel like throwing my hands up and eating a bowl of yogurt.
But Osama bin Laden's been killed. So the day did end with a bit of good news.