"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
   Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Deuteronomy 31:8

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Fun Field Trip / Diet Update

Luella was excited to be invited out to the farm where we get our fresh farm eggs! She got to see the chickens, feed them, and gather some eggs (she only broke about half of the ones she touched! Sorry Bethany!!). We also got to see some goats and sheep. Luella said her favorite part was the baby lambs!  Lots of fun for this 3 year old!! 

I have an update on where we are with the diet after all the pictures.

Found an egg!!



Sorry for all the pictures of her back - she kept turning on me! :-)

As you've probably read in the past couple posts, the Introduction part of the GAPS diet was too hard on Luella so we decided to just start a gradual transition to the Full GAPS diet. The idea was to take our time and introduce things slowly, giving me time to find recipes etc... It's actually been going very well. We've tried chicken nuggets, zucchini lasagna, chili and meat loaf in addition to a couple breakfast options - banana "pancakes" and apple "pancakes" - which Luella loved! Thankfully she's eating eggs again without issues too! She's actually been eating all the food very well, often asking for seconds. Basically we are already Full GAPS for breakfast and snacks and most suppers. For lunch we try to do a leftover GAPS meal. I think we are about 75% there (maybe more). I want to trial a couple more recipes then we should be good. I want to have about 7-10 recipes I can just rotate through and add more as I find things. I've also tried a grain-free sandwich bread, Luella likes it with peanut butter, and I made homemade yogurt with raw milk. The yogurt took a little trial and error, I still don't have it perfect but so far Luella likes it mixed in with her GAPS "smoothie" or whatever I juice for her. It's a little tart by itself. I'm very pleased with how things are going now. I feel very little stress about the diet now - yes, it is much more work but I'm not overwhelmed like I was when we first starting talking about doing this.

It's been a week since her last seizure, hopefully we keep adding days to that number!! Thank you all for the continued prayers!!

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  1. Heather! I'm so happy to hear the diet is going so well :) That's awesome!
    Cute little farm girl too :)