The past couple days have blended together for me. I find myself so focused on Natalie's gluten free diet that I get lost in time. I have made many special trips to the store in search for different gluten free foods. I decided to try and follow her diet myself so I could see how it feels. I'm having a hard time not eating breads, crackers, and such. I'm realizing how many foods have gluten in them. However, there are many foods we like that are gluten free...such as rice, potatoes, meats, veggies and fruits. I believe it will take Natalie some time before she doesn't feel the void of wheat and other grains in here diet. We are wondering if she is struggling with dairy as well.
Natalie's getting stronger each day, but still feels fatigue. Today she took a bowl with her outside to the garden to pick peas and strawberries...Natalie, Alice, and Evie ate plenty of peas. We feel lucky to have a garden, which was made possible by Kevin. What a lovely thing it has been for the kids. Natalie checks each day to see if there are more ripened strawberries. Sometimes when the boys are playing outside they will stop for a snack out of the garden....maybe this is why Natalie waits for the strawberries...she needs to beat Blair to them.
We have not heard anything from the doctor regarding Natalie's confirmatory celiac test. By Tuesday we anticipate more news.
p.s. my phone is having trouble so I have not been able to retrieve any messages or texts for a few days...if any of you have sent messages, I apologize for not responding.
Natalie's bin of gluten free foods. I think it is so cute when I hear sounds of wrappers coming from the pantry and I see Natalie's little body leaning over her bin finding snacks.