So, a few days have passed since the food sensitivity testing results came in, and I am slowly figuring my way around it all. I ended up finding a food allergy menu planning service online (http://allergyfreemenuplanners.com/) and I am going to give it a try for a while. It allows you to select certain pre-set allergy free menus (such as gluten, soy, and dairy fee; or gluten free only, etc.) and/or input your various food intolerances and select recipes that meet those needs. At first, I inputted both me and my husband's severe and moderate intolerances, and well, that hardly left any recipes for us. So, I decided to just worry about the severe ones and inputted those. The menu plan for this week looks pretty good. We did have to take a 30 minute drive over to the health food store and buy a bunch of things I've never heard of like arrowroot powder, almond meal, coconut flour, and coconut butter, so this should be interesting.
I had myself a little breakdown after mass this morning while we were trying to decide where to go to get something to eat. With bread being out of the picture, I can't easily make decisions about what I can have and what I want. We went into a gh.engis grill, and it smelled gross, so we left, and then my husband suggested another place, but I hate going there because it's so dark inside, and then I ended up crying because I was starving and felt like there was nothing I could eat. Luckily, there was a q.doba nearby, and I knew I could get a tortilla-less burrito in a bowl, so we went there. Funny thing is, though, yesterday I had a tortilla-less burrito bowl at ch.ipotle. Yesterday it was beef, today chicken. I feel like I am just going to end up in an endless rotation of meats, whereas before I often went for vegetarian options, but those are no fun without bread and cheese because then you're just left with a big pile of veggies. Blah!
Oh, and big news! I think I felt the first baby kick yesterday afternoon, but I'm not certain. I was taking a nap, and was in that in-between state where you're half asleep, and I felt something "roll" just above my pubic bone and it woke me up, and I thought, "was that they baby?!", so I laid there waiting for it to happen again, and it didn't. Now, I'm wondering if I dreamt that, or if it really happened. I don't know if this ever happens to any of you, but all my life I've often had times where I'm on the verge of sleep and I dream that I'm walking along and I trip in a hole, and I wake myself up with my leg jerking. I wonder if this baby kick was something like that or real. I can't wait to feel those movements all the time!