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hug2.gif Amy. I got mine back at 6 week pp after DD- came a couple months, then it went away again for a year. headscratch.gif

And lol.gif... I need to unsubscribe myself to the entire forum, because I look at all the new threads every day, instead of just every so often like I used to... and I just can't keep my big mouth shut. orngtongue.gif

eta: Taking a quick break from work right now... need to get 5 hours in today because I've been slacking all week. ACK!! And we have people coming for dinner tonight. Double ACK!! So I probably won't be back to chat until tomorrow...
post #82 of 770

hug.gif to all who need them.

I had  breakthrough bleeding, Amy, from over-extending myself pp. I wouldn't be the least surprised if that were the case for you, as well. I'm pretty sure your boys are at least as active as mine, probably more so.

Got licorice that's safe for DS1 at Capella yesterday for their stockings. Also got some of the "natural" "gelatin", which will probably be "self stable" since it uses vegetable gums. So I'm planning to try it out next weekend to see if it *is* before trying to stick it in DS1's lunch box. Got more cherries too. I guess I should get cracking on attempting Christmas baking!

All our Christmas shopping is done, except for 5 people (all adults). Well, I guess I should say 6, since it's not fair to buy SMIL a gift if we don't also buy MIL's SO a gift, right?

Ok. Gotta run. Hopefully MIL's coming over today to help with the kids so I can get the kitchen organized... or the garage, I haven't entirely decided which yet.

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Just checking in.

 

Having a really bad day emotionally. DS's behavior is out of control and he won't sleep. He woke up 3x last night between 8 and 11 and then stayed up until after 3. When he's up he doesn't let us sleep, at all. I'm completely exhausted physically and mentally.

 

We're doing a Sinterklaas (St. Nicolas' Day) celebration at MIL's tonight, complete with gluteney treats. Yay. :/

 

The kids will put out their shoes and get little treats (pj's, a video, stickers) in the morning. I should be excited, but just not in a celebratory mood.

 

Thanks for the little vent. :)

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Originally Posted by tanyalynn View Post

Kathy, you mean gyro meat?  I think Alton Brown did an episode on gyros and he made his own meat, can I find the recipe?  ...

 

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/gyro-meat-with-tzatziki-sauce-recipe/index.html

 


Hey, I've got ground lamb in the freezer!! See, I guess I do like lamb. It's just that every time I've asked at a Greek restaurant it always has MSG or soy or something in it, so I know it doesn't only have "spices".

 

I've been laying around in bed all day. Slight temp which I don't like. But on 4 Advil, I can't get it down. I'm not taking the Advil for the fever since normally I let fevers run their course, but I'm taking 4 Advil at a time for the pain and all that, and you'd think it would take the fever down, but it's been running 99.6 all day and I don't get fevers. My first fill is tomorrow on my expanders and last time they didn't fill because I was "green" so I'm hoping I'm okay tomorrow.

 

DS and DD2 wanted to make sugar cookies today so we used a recipe from here and they did most of it. They turned out good. They ate half of them already.

 

Now I'm going to have to go look up these threads ...
 

 



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Originally Posted by tsfairy View Post

Just checking in.

 

Having a really bad day emotionally. DS's behavior is out of control and he won't sleep. He woke up 3x last night between 8 and 11 and then stayed up until after 3. When he's up he doesn't let us sleep, at all. I'm completely exhausted physically and mentally.

 

We're doing a Sinterklaas (St. Nicolas' Day) celebration at MIL's tonight, complete with gluteney treats. Yay. :/

 

The kids will put out their shoes and get little treats (pj's, a video, stickers) in the morning. I should be excited, but just not in a celebratory mood.

 

Thanks for the little vent. :)


Hugs to you!
 


Edited by kjbrown92 - 12/5/10 at 7:50pm
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hug.gif tsfairy
post #87 of 770

Just made my "famous" grain-free crackers, but instead of 1C tapioca, I used 1/2C potato starch and 1/2C tapioca starch. Holy cow. YUM. 

 

Full recipe for the interested: 

 

2 eggs

2 Tbsp oil

1 tsp ACV

1/2 C tapioca starch

1/2 C potato starch (NOT flour)

~ 1/4 tsp sea salt

~ 1/4 tsp baking soda

5 tbsp water

 

I usually mix up the eggs, oil & vinegar and then add the dry ingredients to get a well-mixed paste, then pour in the water. Pour onto two well-oiled cookie sheets (with sides). Bake at 400*F for about 15-20 (until crispy). Enjoy!

Tonight we are putting peanut butter and jelly on them and having an old school snack night while I knit and he plays his new video game (early xmas present from his brother). :D 

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Wow, I knew tonight would be a bit stressful, but wow. Everything MIL cooked was loaded with regular soy sauce. I opted (very calmly and without any drama) to fix something else for the kids and myself since none of us wants me or DS to get glutened. FIL threw a FIT, and basically told me I'm not welcome there anymore. Well that's just freaking aweseome. Needless to say, I left in tears, the kids got upset, and DH may or may not be speaking to me at the moment. Lovely. All because of stupid food.

post #89 of 770

tsfairy (((HUGS))) I had a similar, but not quite as dramatic incident with my MIL this summer. It has taken a toll on our relationship, but we're bouncing back, slowly. I hope that you are able to get DH on board with you and to work you way to peace with the extended family. (HUGS)

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Thread Starter 

grouphug.gif Heidi, I'm so sorry to hear that. 

post #91 of 770

tsfairy (((hugs)))

 

post #92 of 770

*hugs* tsfairy

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*sigh* I've been off the board for 2 weeks and I don't know if I can ever read the several hundred posts I've missed!!!  Sorry.  I'm trying to read through, but thought I'd say "hi" in the process!!!  I hope everyone is doing well and had a nice Thanksgiving.  It went well for us, it was just us and my sister, so it was easy and fun, and no food drama.  I missed sweet potatoes and cranberries, but everything was yummy.  Made a fabulous pecan pie, which I've never had before, and OMG it was divine.  We have a new favorite in our house!

 

DS's eczema has been doing so well!  We've added back in golden delicious apples, and now grapefruit.  I have a watermelon to try next.  He will be psyched if that clears.  Variety will be so nice!!!  I'm thinking next for him to test will be cinnamon, then soy, and more fruits and veggies.

 

DD2 is still doing well.  She tolerates golden delicious apples just fine too. I thought she was ok with grapefruit, but had a few salicylate-esque tantrums later in the day that made me think otherwise.  I'll still try them again to make sure it wasn't coincidence, but I have a feeling she is just going to be more sensitive to them than DS, at least for now.  I mean, at 26lbs how much can her little body really handle anyway? LOL.  As for gluten, I've been letting her have some and not noticing any real difference for her.  Her reaction level to wheat and its components was really low anyway, as were all her reactions, so I'm wondering if her body just reads a little higher than others.  The IgG test just compares her to other people, so, in reality, that means there could be different levels of "normal."  I'm not going straight back to non-gluten-free, but I'm going to start adding it back in and monitoring her.  Life would be a lot easier and cheaper with wheat back, as I know many of you know.  I'd like to see if she can tolerate soy lecithin so I can buy more chocolates.  That's partly selfish and partly monetary...I used to think my Ghiradelli chocolate chips were pricey until I had to buy Enjoy Life at almost $4 a bag!

 

So that's where we stand for now.  My biggest focus for adding foods is DS, because he knows what he is missing.  DD2 is pretty content to eat what she can, as long as she doesn't see what she can't have.  I do want some candy canes though.  Need to try some soon.  I wanted to get Pure Fun natural ones, but they have fruit juice in them...so ironically it seems ones with corn syrup and dyes might be safer for us.  Go figure.

post #94 of 770
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Originally Posted by tsfairy View Post

Wow, I knew tonight would be a bit stressful, but wow. Everything MIL cooked was loaded with regular soy sauce. I opted (very calmly and without any drama) to fix something else for the kids and myself since none of us wants me or DS to get glutened. FIL threw a FIT, and basically told me I'm not welcome there anymore. Well that's just freaking aweseome. Needless to say, I left in tears, the kids got upset, and DH may or may not be speaking to me at the moment. Lovely. All because of stupid food.


Hugs, but good for you.  I keep replaying my visit to SMIL and FIL's house this summer, where she took NO interest in accomodating our food restrictions.  I wish I had had the strength that you did in not choosing to eat food you know would cause problems.  I hope your DH comes around and supports you in this matter.
 

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Tsfairy:  I'm so sorry, that sucks.  I have some major problems with my MIL, but one thing she would not do is every prepare food we couldn't have.  We haven't spent time with her since the allergy stuff started, but I know from other experiences we are ok there.  Sucks your DH isn't being supportive.

 

CS: Wow, big time suckiness.  I guess it turns out getting the scope was a good thing though, since it is leading to some kind of answers, even if they are so totally not the ones anyone wanted for your DD.

 

Oh, forgot to mention DH got a little selfish in bed a few nights ago at a time when that was NOT a good idea....sigh....EWCM in the days after and fertile before that too....might be a weird cycle and maybe I'll get lucky but wow that makes me nervous!  We've only dtd unprotected during fertile times during 5 cycles ever...we have 3 children...I'm sure you can do the math!

post #96 of 770

so sorry TsFairy.  How hurtful, during a time of unease and uncertainty for your own family. It is not easy to feel confident about removing food. It is terrible to not have support. 

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Originally Posted by tsfairy View Post

Wow, I knew tonight would be a bit stressful, but wow. Everything MIL cooked was loaded with regular soy sauce. I opted (very calmly and without any drama) to fix something else for the kids and myself since none of us wants me or DS to get glutened. FIL threw a FIT, and basically told me I'm not welcome there anymore. Well that's just freaking aweseome. Needless to say, I left in tears, the kids got upset, and DH may or may not be speaking to me at the moment. Lovely. All because of stupid food.



 How did none of my posts get in. They were long too. And disappeared completely. That's what I get for insomnia and late night writing. I wrote something about maybe she didn't know there was wheat in soy sauce (I haven't read a label on soy sauce in a while so  I don't know how clear it was) so maybe she was really trying and that's why she was offended.  And then maybe she just didn't even want to try. I have a SIL like that. Makes absolutely everything we can't have, including dressing the salad ahead of time to assure we can't even have that. And friendly the whole time. So I try not to be offended. But it's hard. I know only have control over my emotions not theirs, so I try to focus on mine. I won't say that I think DH should be backing you up since it's his parents. Oh wait, I guess I DID just say that!


Edited by kjbrown92 - 12/6/10 at 4:20am
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Thanks so much for the hugs and support. It's so wonderful to be able to vent to people who understand.

 

To be fair, MIL was at least trying. She was in tears, kept saying she thought a simple meal would be ok. Well her "simple meal" was covered in soy sauce (2nd ingredient - wheat!) and served with bread. It was BIL and FIL who really drove it over the edge. BIL was storming around the kitchen muttering expletives under his breath (why does the man even have any say?) and FIL told me "this needs to end now." When I insisted that this wasn't something I could just "end" and tried to apologize to MIL for upsetting her, he interjected and told me not to bother coming over anymore.  Funny, I don't think he realizes that if I'm not welcome, neither are my children. 

 

If a doctor told us to restrict our diets, they MIGHT respect that. But since it's just me making these decisions, and DH isn't supporting me (he will just eat whatever to please his mom, even though gluten makes him feel awful too) they think they can call me out.  Sigh. Maybe I should just take us all to our wonderfully supportive pedi and get a "prescription" for gluten free diets.

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Originally Posted by tsfairy View Post

Thanks so much for the hugs and support. It's so wonderful to be able to vent to people who understand.

 

To be fair, MIL was at least trying. She was in tears, kept saying she thought a simple meal would be ok. Well her "simple meal" was covered in soy sauce (2nd ingredient - wheat!) and served with bread. It was BIL and FIL who really drove it over the edge. BIL was storming around the kitchen muttering expletives under his breath (why does the man even have any say?) and FIL told me "this needs to end now." When I insisted that this wasn't something I could just "end" and tried to apologize to MIL for upsetting her, he interjected and told me not to bother coming over anymore.  Funny, I don't think he realizes that if I'm not welcome, neither are my children. 

 

If a doctor told us to restrict our diets, they MIGHT respect that. But since it's just me making these decisions, and DH isn't supporting me (he will just eat whatever to please his mom, even though gluten makes him feel awful too) they think they can call me out.  Sigh. Maybe I should just take us all to our wonderfully supportive pedi and get a "prescription" for gluten free diets.


That's one thing that the ALCAT test did. Even though it's not an insurance-approved test. When I showed MIL and mother (and schools), they were like, "oh - he/she react to ALL those foods?" For DH, all I needed was a food diary, and he could see black and white, cause and effect. Some people need more. There are so many people out there though that say they'd rather have pain than give up certain foods that they just don't understand the people who CAN give up those foods for their health.
 

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There is nothing wrong with "my doctor says..." when backing yourself up re: allergy elimination. It sounds like there is something else going on in addition to the food stuff with that family. That is a serious over-reaction... Is EVERYTHING always about them, or was this out of left field? Perhaps once they see that you won't come over (and neither will the kids)  if they're going to yell at you for not eating allergy-provoking food, they will figure out it's not worth it. What an unfortunate situation all around. 

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