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post #181 of 580
That's great that you got a day to rest!

No sunscreen reactions, if you can believe it! She is a little pink today on her shoulders, but we went to a new park this morning and stayed out (with no sunscreen) for about an hour. Then we went to visit some friends... and tomorrow we're going back to the zoo with some other friends, then having dinner, then coming home and going to the outdoor theater by our library. I think I'm going to do a whole lot of nothing this weekend!! Except maybe finish building DD's sand table.

Ooh- I picked my first tomato today! My plants aren't doing great... we had a whole lot of soggy weather for long time, so they're growing but no fruit yet because a lot of the blossoms rotted off. Except one plant had 3 tiny tomatoes when I bought it, and that was the one I picked from this morning. I think it was a Sun Gold cherry tomato, and it was DELISH. I went back to the nursery and bought one last plant today, because they're all on sale (it was $2 for a HUGE plant with tons of tomatoes on it!), so now my garden is packed full.
post #182 of 580
Smiles for happy spirits and good news and making progress (Tanya, let me know if you happen to end up driving down through CA!)

The reaction is dying down over here, and dd's still in pretty good spirits. Not so much this morning, but then my mom and sister came over to spend the day. Sis played with dd all day, which dd LOVED, my mom and I worked on the kitchen and made a tiny bit of progress. It's still way too small to be practical these days, but now there's better counter space, I'm attempting to revive my water kefir grains, and I have more raisin chutney fermenting. That stuff is And most of the dishes are done I seriously want to go back to the days of generations living together. It just feels so *right* to have extra helping hands around. Then we ended the day with an impromptu dance party followed by the farmers market.

allergies... So elimination diets don't seem to work for us. They don't get us to baseline, they create deficiencies, they stress dh out, we never get to trial anything. I'm thinking about a whole different way of doing things. I want to lay out everything I'm working on right now, and do a month of all that, then reassess. So for now, that's eating tons of liver, potassium, water, probiotics, hvbo, etc. Plus introducing pine nut oil for the CCK effects, and trialing kefir, since we've already ordered a quart a week for all of July. I feel like I keep trying to do something like this, but either it hasn't left my head or I haven't had time to work out the details or who knows what. it happens this time!
post #183 of 580

dp's suck sometimes.
post #184 of 580

JR
post #185 of 580
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No sunscreen reactions, if you can believe it! She is a little pink today on her shoulders, but we went to a new park this morning and stayed out (with no sunscreen) for about an hour.

Ooh- I picked my first tomato today! My plants aren't doing great... we had a whole lot of soggy weather for long time, so they're growing but no fruit yet because a lot of the blossoms rotted off. Except one plant had 3 tiny tomatoes when I bought it, and that was the one I picked from this morning. I think it was a Sun Gold cherry tomato, and it was DELISH. I went back to the nursery and bought one last plant today, because they're all on sale (it was $2 for a HUGE plant with tons of tomatoes on it!), so now my garden is packed full.
You have tomatoes already? I'm jealous!! I've got lots of green ones. My lettuce is going wild.

I have bubbly itchy things on my upper arms and I'm trying to figure out if it was the sunscreen (or the 3 abx I'm on). It's been in the 90s and really hazy so I've been using sunscreen, normally 15. And most sunscreens give me a headache with the scents. So I was putting the 30 on that I used last summer (Hawaiian Tropic) and put it on my arms then on my face. My face felt like it was burning, so I washed it off with Dawn, hoping to get it to come off, and it felt better. But I left it on my arms. Then in the afternoon I started getting the bubbles. Just a few, then spreading. At first I thought poison ivy, but if it was that, I would have had it all over by now and it would be itchier. This is tolerable. So if it is the sunscreen I'm in trouble, because there's none left I can use.

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dp's suck sometimes.
Hugs. Sometimes they're really great too. Unfortunately it takes both rain and sun to make the rainbow and all that.

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The NAET guy finally called me back- he left a message on my cell yesterday just after it died, so I got the message today. Said he was sorry about the snafu (I have absolutely NO idea how to spell that), and that he would give us a complimentary session. woo hoo! So now I just have to get ahold of him to actually schedule it... hopefully we can get in early next week.
That's the right spelling. Just remember what it stands for to help spell it!!

That's great that you get a free one!
post #186 of 580
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You have tomatoes already? I'm jealous!! I've got lots of green ones. My lettuce is going wild.

I have bubbly itchy things on my upper arms and I'm trying to figure out if it was the sunscreen (or the 3 abx I'm on). It's been in the 90s and really hazy so I've been using sunscreen, normally 15. And most sunscreens give me a headache with the scents. So I was putting the 30 on that I used last summer (Hawaiian Tropic) and put it on my arms then on my face. My face felt like it was burning, so I washed it off with Dawn, hoping to get it to come off, and it felt better. But I left it on my arms. Then in the afternoon I started getting the bubbles. Just a few, then spreading. At first I thought poison ivy, but if it was that, I would have had it all over by now and it would be itchier. This is tolerable. So if it is the sunscreen I'm in trouble, because there's none left I can use.



Hugs. Sometimes they're really great too. Unfortunately it takes both rain and sun to make the rainbow and all that.



That's the right spelling. Just remember what it stands for to help spell it!!

That's great that you get a free one!
that sounds like no fun at all. I'm sorry, Kathy.
Yes, he can be really great. I just hate how reclusive he is a lot of the time. Of course, it's also hard for me to remember that he actually gets/has to see people all day long while I see 4 walls and 3 kids (and the backyard). Not that I don't love my kids, but I think you all know what I mean. I might require a little more semi-alone time if I were in his position.

I had to go and look it up: snafu- situation normal, all fouled up. I'd never heard that before!
And yay for a free session!
post #187 of 580
I had no idea that snafu stood for something either.

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You have tomatoes already? I'm jealous!! I've got lots of green ones. My lettuce is going wild.
Hahaha- yeah. Just that one. And only because it was full grown (just not ripe) when I bought it from the nursery. But after this heat wave the past couple days, things are really taking off! I actually have some tomatoes on a couple more plants as of this morning.

That sucks about the sunscreen. I was soooo nervous (ask Tanya ) about putting sunscreen on DD the other day at the zoo. But we had been there for almost 5 hours at that point, and she was starting to get a little pink. Luckily, it seems to be ok for her (so far.) I found one that was in an olive oil base rather than coconut.
post #188 of 580
Sorry about the bubbly skin. Most sunscreens hurt my face also, but seem to be ok on other parts.

JR- hugs. having some issues with my DH. He is really struggling with depression right now, but didn't verbalize it, so it went under my radar. BIg blow up happened right before camping. I got on the ball and started doing energy work and appropriate supplements,besides his multi and mag. Yesterday I asked him how he was feeling. He said the cloud seemed to have lifted and sometimes it just goes away on its own. I got kind of like that and kind of forced him to recognize the work I had done. He clearly doesn't fully understand/respect all of the work I'm doing.


Had an awesome 1st craniopath appointment today. I have high high hopes and will getting Max in there soon. He seems to be one of those providers who get it, and he recommended some homeopathic things that should help with the allergies - those desensitization kind. Maybe he muscle tests, but I will pendulum test them at the office when the time comes.
Plus, insurance is paying for the first 12 visits!!!! Will write more later.
post #189 of 580
Yay m2s!!

Speaking of... I need to make a CST appt for DD!
post #190 of 580
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Sorry about the bubbly skin. Most sunscreens hurt my face also, but seem to be ok on other parts.

JR- hugs. having some issues with my DH. He is really struggling with depression right now, but didn't verbalize it, so it went under my radar. BIg blow up happened right before camping. I got on the ball and started doing energy work and appropriate supplements,besides his multi and mag. Yesterday I asked him how he was feeling. He said the cloud seemed to have lifted and sometimes it just goes away on its own. I got kind of like that and kind of forced him to recognize the work I had done. He clearly doesn't fully understand/respect all of the work I'm doing.


Had an awesome 1st craniopath appointment today. I have high high hopes and will getting Max in there soon. He seems to be one of those providers who get it, and he recommended some homeopathic things that should help with the allergies - those desensitization kind. Maybe he muscle tests, but I will pendulum test them at the office when the time comes.
Plus, insurance is paying for the first 12 visits!!!! Will write more later.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that there's a depressive aspect to it for my DH as well. Thing is, I know that he won't take more than 2 maybe 3 pills at MOST, so I would end up having to make specialized supps for him. Even when he was supposed to be taking Co-Q10 daily and vitamin D 2x's/week, he wasn't consistent and it was kind of a pain to try to get him to take them.

Yay for insurance paying for something!

What brand is it, CS? DS2 has terrible poops the last little while and the only thing I can attribute it to is the sunscreen. He still puts his fingers in his mouth a lot. (I know, I know. Zinc!)
post #191 of 580
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What brand is it, CS? DS2 has terrible poops the last little while and the only thing I can attribute it to is the sunscreen. He still puts his fingers in his mouth a lot. (I know, I know. Zinc!)
The brand is Elemental Herbs, and it's the kids20 sunscreen. It has vitamin E, which I'm assuming is soy, and shea butter (possible issue with nut allergies), but otherwise the ingredients are great! eta: Only downside is that it was like $17.
post #192 of 580
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Originally Posted by Mammo2Sammo View Post
Sorry about the bubbly skin. Most sunscreens hurt my face also, but seem to be ok on other parts.

JR- hugs. having some issues with my DH. He is really struggling with depression right now, but didn't verbalize it, so it went under my radar. BIg blow up happened right before camping. I got on the ball and started doing energy work and appropriate supplements,besides his multi and mag. Yesterday I asked him how he was feeling. He said the cloud seemed to have lifted and sometimes it just goes away on its own. I got kind of like that and kind of forced him to recognize the work I had done. He clearly doesn't fully understand/respect all of the work I'm doing.


Had an awesome 1st craniopath appointment today. I have high high hopes and will getting Max in there soon. He seems to be one of those providers who get it, and he recommended some homeopathic things that should help with the allergies - those desensitization kind. Maybe he muscle tests, but I will pendulum test them at the office when the time comes.
Plus, insurance is paying for the first 12 visits!!!! Will write more later.
Oh do tell more. Is it my craniopath?

ETA: If it was my guy, how did you get them to take insurance? He does do muscle testing for the allergies. We are hoping to do that with Adam after our vacation so getting it on the books in the next week or two.

He seems very competent, doesn't he? A couple of weeks back there was another chiro "shadowing" him - from the West Coast.
post #193 of 580
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Danni--um, what's the plan for when kiddo makes his/her debut? Is that 2-hour travel time going to be an issue?
It wasn't last time. She's amazing. We had a home visit scheduled for a thurs. and she called and said she felt like she ought to come Wed instead. So she did, the appt was great. She went to visit for a bit with her dd before heading back and was feeling like she ought to stay...I happen to be friends with her dd and stopped by to borrow something, not knowing MW was still there around dinnertime. She said she was waiting for an answer. My then 4 yr old ds called out to her, "Bye, S! See you in the morning!" and she said that was her answer. She stayed, I went into labor at 2:30 am and had dd at 6:50 am. We're basically looking at a repeat. She can still make it travelling in that time frame and if she misses it, we're prepared for that too. We just knew she was the right one for this LO too. I'll let you know how it goes.
Don't forget, DD1 was born in our truck (dh caught her) on an off ramp of I-10, so we think being home is way better than travelling, lol. (And I refuse to schedule a birth at our local hospital!)
post #194 of 580
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It wasn't last time. She's amazing. We had a home visit scheduled for a thurs. and she called and said she felt like she ought to come Wed instead. So she did, the appt was great. She went to visit for a bit with her dd before heading back and was feeling like she ought to stay...I happen to be friends with her dd and stopped by to borrow something, not knowing MW was still there around dinnertime. She said she was waiting for an answer. My then 4 yr old ds called out to her, "Bye, S! See you in the morning!" and she said that was her answer. She stayed, I went into labor at 2:30 am and had dd at 6:50 am. We're basically looking at a repeat. She can still make it travelling in that time frame and if she misses it, we're prepared for that too. We just knew she was the right one for this LO too. I'll let you know how it goes.
Don't forget, DD1 was born in our truck (dh caught her) on an off ramp of I-10, so we think being home is way better than travelling, lol. (And I refuse to schedule a birth at our local hospital!)
WHOA. What a cool story, and how amazing that you have a care provider that is that in tune with you!! And wow to the second story too!
post #195 of 580
Thanks! It was a journey to get from wanting a natural hospital birth with my first preg--no way would I *EVER* homebirth-- (miscarriage--horrid) to deciding on FSBC with first two kiddos, having dd1 en route and then realizing HB really is the way to go (for us)...lol.

It is super humid here right now. It's 98 degrees out and 84 degrees in my house because evap doesn't work in humidity. I'm going swimming at IL's this afternoon to get out of it. I wonder how long the monsoon season lasts?
post #196 of 580
It's not quite as hot here (yet) today, but almost as miserable. We, like many Seattle-ites, have no cooling system in our house, since we usually only get one or two of these days a year. We gotta do something though.... this is miserable. At the very least we're going to put some solar attic fans in and maybe a couple vents/fans on the sides of the attic to move the hot air out.
post #197 of 580
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I had to go and look it up: snafu- situation normal, all fouled up. I'd never heard that before!
actually the f stands for something else. It's a military term. DH was in the navy.

So now I have a feverish G (102F) only saying she's hot, nothing else. But she wants to lay on top of me and it's 90F and humid here. I'm making baked ham, roasted potatoes, broccoli, asparagus, and salad. And DD1 is complaining that she wants to make ravioli because she doesn't like any of it. I've got BIL and his wife here and my aunt. And a sick kid. And I don't want to make an extra meal. Am I mean? I feel like I'm mean. But we're having spaghetti tomorrow, so I figured I could do the ravioli at the same time, and everyone could have the same sauce etc.
post #198 of 580
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actually the f stands for something else. It's a military term. DH was in the navy.

So now I have a feverish G (102F) only saying she's hot, nothing else. But she wants to lay on top of me and it's 90F and humid here. I'm making baked ham, roasted potatoes, broccoli, asparagus, and salad. And DD1 is complaining that she wants to make ravioli because she doesn't like any of it. I've got BIL and his wife here and my aunt. And a sick kid. And I don't want to make an extra meal. Am I mean? I feel like I'm mean. But we're having spaghetti tomorrow, so I figured I could do the ravioli at the same time, and everyone could have the same sauce etc.
Goodness Kathy. YOU ARE NOT MEAN. Kids need to learn that sometimes they have to suck it up. You can't be short order cook 7 days a week/24 hrs a day, no matter how much you want to.

Hugs, wish I was there to help. Can you float G in the lake to cool her off?
post #199 of 580
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Goodness Kathy. YOU ARE NOT MEAN. Kids need to learn that sometimes they have to suck it up. You can't be short order cook 7 days a week/24 hrs a day, no matter how much you want to.

Hugs, wish I was there to help. Can you float G in the lake to cool her off?
She was in the lake earlier a bunch. Then we came back from the boat ride and half an hour later she said, "I'm hot" and I felt her head and said, "You sure are!" She's since guzzled a bunch of water. But she just wants her head on my lap. It's a good thing I prepped dinner earlier when there was a lull. She doesn't even want a cool cloth on her head. The neighbor's kids had a 24-hour fever (no other symptoms) last week, so I'm wondering if it's the same thing.

My mother made a batch of currant jelly yesterday with palm sugar and no pectin so DS could have it. So I'm making this awesome ham sauce that my mother used to make. Currant jelly, dry mustard, and horseradish. Yummy. Okay, got to get her off me so I can go turn on the veggies. Maybe DD1 will take a turn with her.
post #200 of 580
If you're mean, Kathy, then I probably qualify for the title of Mommy Dearest.
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