Friday, December 19, 2008

2 Girls & 2 Guys (coming in May)

Just wanted to let you in on a little secret. In May, I will be changing my title to "2 Girls & 2 Guys" because we're expecting a baby boy! I'm so excited to add to our little family. We're still thinking about names, but we've got plenty of time to decide.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Yeah for Food!

Things are looking so much better now. We still haven't given L whole milk yet. She just turned 1 and her pediatrician wants to see her for her checkup before we switch her from formula to milk.
Besides milk, we've given L lots of new things to try. She likes mac n cheese and crackers and cupcake and all the other yummy stuff she couldn't have before. A couple of days ago she even had a crumbled up cheeseburger. She eats the "school lunch" (at daycare) so she has been trying lots of new things. She still loves fruit and green beans best though. She hasn't really had junk food so she's learned to have a healthy taste in foods. It's such a relief to know that foods are safe for her now. She loves finger foods and eating is getting much more fun now that we don't have to avoid all the yummy stuff! Thanks to those of you who have been praying for her.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I should be happy, but I'm confused instead!

I should be happy, but instead I’m confused. L’s test results came back negative, showing no allergies. Here’s our story.
At around 4 months (April), we switched to sensitive formula because L was always congested and spit up a lot. Nothing changed except that she spit up less. We then tried soy which made her spit up a lot. So, pediatrician switched us to Allimentum, which doesn’t have dairy. It seemed to make a big difference. I’m not too shocked to find out that she’s not allergic because we always knew she could outgrow it by her 1st birthday. Still, I’m leary to try dairy because I’ve avoided it for so long. I think it’s more of a mental thing for me, but I just don’t know if to trust the test results. Pedi wants her to stay on Allimentum until she sees her for 1 year appt, next month.
In September, we started avoiding wheat because the congestion came back and pedi and I suspected wheat. However, nothing changed, so I was guessing that she didn’t really have an allergy to wheat. So, not surprised to hear she’s not allergic.
A few weeks ago, we brought our dog back home after being at my sisters for several months. The first couple of days, we let him play in the house. L and Aaron both got congestion. L’s was major! So I was totally expecting to find out that she’s allergic to dog and cat like DH.
We also suspected an allergy to dust mites since she gets congestion if she’s around when we dust.
However, all tests were negative. Pedi said numbers weren’t even low, they were 0. She is going to show me the results when I go in next month. I’m so confused because I don’t understand why she is always dealing with congestion or a runny nose. Could it be that she’s not allergic, but just sensitive to certain things?

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