Sunday, April 29, 2007

Chocolate is not the enemy anymore

When MissM and B-Boy were about two weeks old, I accidentally ate some cabbage and it gave them really bad gas. And ever since, I've been concerned about how my diet affects them. For a long time, I had cut almost everything* out of my diet in an attempt to alleviate Miss M's reflux, though I've since added most things back to my diet. But still, when the kiddos have a particularly rough night, or a hard afternoon, or any trouble at all, I tend to pause for a minute to consider whether I've eaten something that was the cuplrit. It's a habit I'm trying to shake, since for the most part I don't really think what I eat has much effect on them anymore (though I do think it did to some degree, for a while). The other day, I had a bit of a splurge - a $tarbuck$ mocha. Milk, chocolate, sugar, coffee (okay, decaf, but still). And you know what? Nothing happened. Nothing. They were fine. I guess I can go have that chocolate cake and glass of milk now, right?**

* Among them: dairy, soy, most vegetables, anything acidic (tomatoes, citrus, coffee), and, sob, chocolate.

** I fear that now that most things are back in my diet, my body is going to feel the impact. Oh sure, I can eat veggies again, but I can also eat Ice Cream! With Chocolate Chips! Yeah, this is going to be good for me.


  1. I'm glad you can reintroduce chocolate. I had always thought once I was no longer pregnant I could have whatever I want, but I too feel like I scrutinize my intake... and if I don't, my husband notices (kids were fussy last night, what did you have for lunch?).

    I never did cut out chocolate, but I have it way less than I might on a BFing twins diet if I wasn't worried.

  2. I was more pleased than I can tell you when we ascertained that my diet had no effect on Olivia. Life without fruit just isn't a life I can enjoy, and a life without cheese? Unbearable! Glad you get to put some chocolate and ice cream back in your diet. The occasional splurge will be more than offset by the fact that you're still breastfeeding TWO babies. TWO!

    Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.


  3. I was wondering if you would be interested in participating in the Multiple Mom Movie Madness thing I have going on:

  4. And... while you're participating in cool things, the first round robin question is up... I look forward to your post :-)