Today is a wonderful day! Despite that its gloomy and cold out, I am so happy. We had a good nights rest and a very good morning. I noticed immediately that Josiah wasn't trying to line up his cars and was actually playing with them. He's been slowly starting to do this over the last few weeks but it was especially prominent today. He is also much more calm. Last night he was cranky, but I don't blame him- we had ice cream and popcorn. I am really looking forward to days where we have no sweets or popcorn, hopefully today is one of those days I can stay on track. When I got the negative results to his allergy testing it had me throw up my arms thinking well then I don't know whats wrong with him! But then I realized those tests don't detect delayed reactions and can even give false negatives for gluten intolerance so I am not going to say he is not sensitive to anything because we're obviously seeing improvement after just a week of no wheat, rye, barley or oats. I've also kept sweets and fruit to a minimum.
His diet has been: eggs, bacon, sausage, coconut egg and honey muffins, ground beef, some ice cream and popcorn, and half a glass of raw milk one day
and for me: all of the above and soup, sauerkraut, butter oil, cashews, and watermelon (which I've eaten way too much of since yesterday and it gave me horrible bloating afterwards)..
Today my mind seems much more clear and a general sense of lightness, whereas before I just felt weighed down and like I couldn't think straight. Another one of my symptoms over the last couple years has been that I've had more and more problems with speech. I have to consciously think about what I'm trying to say otherwise I may mess up words. It is really frustrating when you have to search for words. Even Ryan has been increasingly more frustrated with me, I'm hoping that it will get better and I am more able to comprehend what others are saying and then be able to respond with clarity. I also have issues with multitasking, if I am reading or paying attention to something and Ryan says something to me I have to stop everything I am doing and listen intently or else I miss what he is saying. You can imagine how frustrating that is when I have to keep saying ''what?" The obsessiveness on my side has calmed down a bit today, I think my acne is drying up after a week of nothing but picking at my face and chest because I was breaking out a lot, my face looks awful, but I feel better.
Another exciting improvement is that Josiah has gone down for a nap early today and yesterday!! I cannot even believe it, I thought I would be struggling with him until the day he gave up his nap entirely but now I can see clearly he was having problems with food and it was causing him not to be able to settle down.
I honestly didn't think a day like today would happen so quickly especially with all the cheating we've been doing, but it sure is a blessing!