Spinach. Go figure.
So two nights ago Ellie slept through the night. Yesterday I fed her some soup with well-cooked spinach pureed into it. The spinach gave me a terrible stomach ache, which was the second time that had happened for me. Then, this happened (from my food/symptoms journal):
Ellie wouldn't go to sleep at bedtime - needed extra patting and singing. Up crying at 10:30 - reflux - nursed and went back to sleep. Up again 15 minutes later crying - Ian held in rocking chair for 45 minutes then back to sleep in crib. Up again shortly after that - I went in and not very kindly told her to go to sleep. Slept til 5:20 - tummy hurt - nursed and back to sleep in crib. Up at 6:40 - nursed/slept in bed until 9:30.
All of that for a small bowl of soup with spinach in it? No, thank you. This morning I looked back in my food journal to find the last day we ate spinach and found this:
Went down for bed fine but up 20 minutes later with reflux. Gave water and a song - back to sleep in crib. Up FOUR more times in the night to nurse. Up at 7.
I have NO idea why spinach is a problem, but it obviously is. Fiber? Oxalates? Salicylates? Who knows...
Doing GAPS Intro has felt a lot more like going backward than going forward. Beside the successful addition of duck eggs, I feel like we are finding more foods Ellie (and I) react to rather than adding foods we weren't able to previously eat. We are supposed to be gradually expanding our diet through Intro and I feel like it's shrinking and it's got me in a bit of a panic.
Tonight I gave Ellie probiotics and S. Boulardii for the first time. I gave her the tiniest smidge, measured out on the edge of a knife. Wondering what tomorrow will bring...