Whole30 starts tomorrow. Son is going gluten-free and dairy free as well for 2-3 weeks. I'm hoping that within 2 weeks we'll notice a change in his behavior and unbridled energy level. "What's Eating Your Child" has me believing that dairy is likely the problem.
Sister-in-law said to me from across the room tonight that she's going to need a whole30 after all this non-paleo cheating we've done. I told her I'm starting one tomorrow. She said she's feeling pretty bloated and yucky. I don't think she'll be ready to do one right away tomorrow. Probably in January - at which point I will be joining her b/c I planned to do one in January anyway.
Daughter is starting to exhibit signs of her asthma kicking up again. She's coughing like she's got a tickle in her throat. Tonight her cough resulted in vomiting. Going to have to ease her into using her inhaler again. Going to dig the humidifier out again too and open the air breather that's installed on our furnace - which means running the fan all the time to keep the air circulated. Stale and cold air seem to cause her the most problems. Keeping the air exchanger open and the fan blowing keeps the air moist, but prevents the growth of mildew/mold. Since our house is new (2007) and relatively "air tight", humidity gets trapped and this humidity promotes the growth of mold. Every winter before we discovered the air exchanger resulted in mold growth on my windows, which required me to bleach the areas. The air exchanger/fan combo prevents that from happening, and keeps her asthma symptoms at bay. Having discovered paleo, I can't help but wonder if her symptoms would go away completely if we removed dairy from her diet. Might be something worth looking into. She's coughing now and I'm tempted to give her a puff or two off her inhaler while she sleeps. Might be easier to get the meds into her lungs if she's sleeping...
Put up our Christmas tree tonight. This is unusual for me as I usually don't put it up until after my birthday, and NEVER during November. But something is different this year. I feel more interested in Christmas - however, gift buying has not been as easy as it's been in the past. I've been shopping 3 times already and only purchased 2 outfits for Makenna, 1 tshirt for Brad, and an outfit for my niece. I ordered presents for 3 of the kids' cousins online but other than that, actual shopping trips have been less than successful.
Anyhow, I'm gonna go visit Makenna with the inhaler. Have a nice night everyone.