February 9, 2013

* Far From GAPS - Baby is Four Months Old

Baby is now four months old.  My pregnancy was amazing!  No bed rest.  No problems.  

His birth was amazing!  No complications, except a tear along the same cut from my first pregnancy.

He is amazing!  So healthy.  No eczema.  No rashes.  No colic.  No reflux.  No allergies.  I can eat chocolate!!!

He seems to be growing up too fast.  He is very interactive.  His favorite thing is to be talked to and looked at by all of us.  He loves to talk to us.  I don't know what he is saying, but he sure seems to know what he is talking about.  I tell him everyday that he is amazing!

God is amazing!!!  I have this amazing baby because God healed us!  He did!  I praise Him everyday.  He is so worthy of our praise!  He healed us.  Why?  Because He said He would.

We had a baby.  We sold two houses.  We bought a new house.  We moved.  My father-in-law moved in with us.  My husband interviewed for and got a new job within NASA.  My best friend died suddenly, leaving behind seven children, all close friends of my own children.  Her husband, also a good friend, has needed help to get through this difficult time.  Plans for care and schooling have had to be arranged for this homeschooling family.  I'm the coordinator, because I just happen to be the one with the same connections to church and homeschool communities.  We have not had time to cook or think about food through all of this.  We have been eating meals that have been brought to us, or we have been eating out.  Fast food.  Restaurant food.  We ran out of sauerkraut.  I can't seem to find any time to make more, though I did go to the store and I did buy cabbage and carrots.  Again, maybe tomorrow.  I have made broth three or four times since the baby has been born.

By the grace of God, we are all doing fine.  Love still exists in our house.  Rashes are still gone.  Eye contact and happy interaction still occurs.  Bowel movements continue to be amazingly normal.  Not because of diet.  Not because of anything that I am doing to sustain our health.  Only by the grace of God!  I will trust in Him with all my heart.  I will not lean on my own understanding.  In all my ways, I will acknowledge Him.  He makes my path straight.  I will not be wise in my own eyes.  I will fear the Lord!  I will shun evil.  This has brought health to our bodies and nourishment to our bones.  (Proverbs 3:5-8)

I will only boast in this:  that I know and understand the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice, and righteousness on the earth, for in these things He is delighted.  (Jeremiah 9:24)

Blessings to all who read this and find encouragement to trust Him who made us.


  1. Thank you so much for your blog! I have several major health issues that became very exasperated when I was pregnant- since then I have been doing GAPS for almost a year but have started to feel like it is a prison. I am a strong Christian and have been feeling this sense lately that I am relying too much on food to heal me and not enough on God. Your blog has been very encouraging to me and a great reminder that it is God's grace and not my own efforts that will bring about my healing. Thank you for your faith!

  2. I just found your blog & must say it gives me hope. We are looking at needing to do the GAPS diet here & I'm overwhelmed. The baby is only 7 months so I can't go on intro but my 2 year old & I have tons of food sensitivities. I've struggled with feeling guilty for what my children have to deal with & have been looking for hope that we can be healed. Thank you for the encouragement - I really needed that tonight!