Sunday, February 5, 2012

A small break

Sometimes I forget what it is like to be a parent to only one child. It is SO much easier LOL! My mom took Jordan for a couple of days because we were not getting along…boy was it quiet around here. I took Caleb to a couple places around here to try to get some good photos of him but he wasn’t very cooperative. Friday we also had his meeting with the allergist. We really wanted to have Atopy Patch Testing done but she's pretty against it. She claims that she has been to all of the conferences where it has been talked about and that she has also read a lot of literature stating that it is inconclusive, easily botched and just not a good diagnostic tool. I’m a little bummed but I know I could find someone else to do it if it came down to it. She is putting in a referral to a dietician so that we can figure out creative ways to feed him his safe foods and also to meddle through all the different types of foods (oils, starches, lecithin, etc., etc.). She is also putting in a referral to GI. We really didn’t want to take Caleb to GI because we know he is pretty healthy and we don’t think having a scope or something done would show much but at least it would completely rule out EI. We are sure on the FPIES diagnosis but its never 100% until you do the biopsy. We began trialing almond and we are on our 3rd day. So far so good but I'm still really nervous!


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Monday, January 30, 2012

Another week

I had meant to write this post last Thursday but here it is Monday and I'm just now getting around to it. Its not that I put it off but I forget! I want to write more in here this year. I think its important so that I can remember all of the little things…. I cant kid myself and think I can remember everything anymore. I also have been trying to get the kids outside more, especially Caleb. Up till now I have been so paranoid because of his food allergies that I tend to keep him cooped up in the house where I know its safe. I realize that its not fair to him. I'm trying to change. Our 6 year wedding anniversary was on Saturday. We had a fairly good day.We dropped the kids off at the in-laws and went up to Direct Buy to pick up something we ordered. We planned out the couch we are going to get with our tax return and then headed out to dinner. I wanted to try to get a picture of us together but Josh is so darn stubborn! Anyway, here are some other pictures :)

(Jordan calls that gun his “prettiest gun” lol.)


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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

making crafts with amanda!

Amanda came over and we made these great T-Shirts from . It was so easy and a TON of fun (except when my sewing machine was acting up). Caleb was not happy that we made him stay inside while we took the picture of our shirt. He was happy though that we let him come outside afterward.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Catching up (again)

lets see….you heard from me when?? LOL! Halloween went ok…..c had a mild FPIES reaction to something he got into up north. had mike, heather and the kids over for trick or treating…the mosquitos were TERRIBLE!! Thanksgiving was alright, went over to the inlaws for a while and then to mike and heathers for dinner. c’s allergist appointment went ok…they said to just stay on the formula and give him the foods he can have and reevaluate in 6 months. I feel so terrible for him, wish there was something I can do but I know its just something we will have to live with until he grows out of it. he has has more than a few reactions in the last few months. now that he is finally walking its harder for us to keep the food away from him. we had our typical christmases with our cousin tina and then the inlaws. we also cooked here christmas eve and had several people over. it went really well! j’s birthday had a decent turnout and we had a really good time. josh and I’s 6 year anniversary is coming up, not sure what we are going to do. anyway, that’s the short overview of the last several months.