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post #181 of 212

steph - wow.

 

livacreature - I've been doing a terrible job getting us all outside - sigh.

 

afm - dd was 18.5lbs today - my doctor was kind of overly impressed by how fast she's growing. Ds also had an appt today & he was 40.5lbs & 40.5"! Both are off the chart which I think is kind of funny.

post #182 of 212

Hm, well, hi.  I haven't been around in a while.  I couldn't keep up with the chat threads and I never found the ability to sit at a keyboard and type, so I lost you all!  So I surfed the babycenter cloth diapering forum and learned how to cloth diaper, which is an addiction not to be believed.  But now I know how, and my stash is nearly complete, and I'm kind of bored.  Plus I randomly find myself wondering how you're all doing.

 

Can I come back?

 

Most of my posts will probably be 1 sentence typed on my phone at 3AM, but oh well.

 

Hope you're all doing well,

Izzybelly aka Cristina (it feels weird to go by Izzybelly now that Izzy is no longer in my belly, not that you can tell because my belly is still huge, bummer)

 

post #183 of 212

Welcome back izzybelly!

 

 

post #184 of 212

Oh yay- hi Cristina!  welcome back

 

this...

Oh how I miss knitting.  And sleeping.  I miss sleeping.

made me lol.gif,  I'm right there with you!!

 

Nothing to report here.  Because we're all sick with another demon virus.  First time all four of us have been sick together.  Had Claire back to the ER because it went to her chest again.  Just trying to keep my head above water with meals and laundry and keeping everyone happy.  

 

 

 

post #185 of 212

Hey, Cristina!  Welcome back!

 

Beth: I really hope everyone recovers soon.  It sounds so miserable!

 

AFM: I'm losing my mind!  In April, I'm taking the whole weekend off to rip carpets out of my house and (hopefully) start painting.  Next weekend, we're going to IKEA to get bookshelves/storage because it makes me queasy to look around and still have boxes of my fine china and books everywhere.  This is the slowest move in history, I swear!  I can't wait to get this drat kitchen carpet up.  We did a cleaning day yesterday, baby was very chill.  I hope she will cooperate once the big stuff starts getting done.  Also, baby has started to be much more communicative.  We will have conversations, and she will usually mimic back with the same number of syllable noises.  She has some good "aaaa", "oooo", "baaa", "hiiiiiiiiiiiiii", "heeeee", and "daaaaaa"s going on.  She also has started to raise her arms up when she wants to be picked up, which typically is accompanied by high pitched shreiks.  She also grabs bottles like it is her job, which is a bit frustrating when I'm trying to hold her and pump at the same time.  Hip ultrasound on Thursday.  Hoping we can keep doing the twelve hours in harness, twelve hours out, but I'm not that optimistic since we can get her hip to click now.  She's really making strides with an army crawl, she loves rolling around, virtually immobilizing her again will suck, but I hope whatever is done by summer.

post #186 of 212

Livacreature, fingers crossed for you with the harness. Cool that she'll army crawl!

 

AFM: I guess quinoa hates me. I ate some for dinner, never had a problem that I know of before, and now, stomach cramps from hades. I googled it and it's a thing--who knew??? I feel like I'm going to poop a dumbbell. Er, yeah, ouch. Reminds me a little of early labor.

 

I need to go to bed. I was going to work out but if I do, I'll poop.

post #187 of 212

Welcome back Cristina!

 

Beth, hope you all get well soon!

 

Livacreature, good luck at the hip ultrasound tomorrow. P.S. don't feel bad about your slow move...we've been living in our current house since fall 2010 and still have crap in boxes. Lots of crap.

 

Rosemary, was the quinoa was rinsed really well before you cooked it? Raw, unwashed quinoa is covered with a substance called saponin that can sometimes cause digestive upset. Sorry about the discomfort though...it sounds, er, painful.

 

AFM: my mom comes home the hospital on Saturday! She is really kind of a badass...for being on a ventilator and in a medically-induced coma for two weeks, she has recovered incredibly quickly. DD is doing great...starting to roll, babble, sits by herself, all that good stuff. My favorite thing is that when I get home from work now, she goes totally nuts...flails her arms and legs, shreiks and laughs, tries to throw herself towards me luxlove.gif totally melts me, every time.

 

It is snowing cats and dogs and elephants here...can't wait to get home and cozy up in front of the fire.

 

 

post #188 of 212

Snow elephants - lmao.

post #189 of 212

We are back from the city. First trip with both girls. It went well and we had a lot of fun visiting friends. M hated the flight home and fussed and cried up until the last 5 minutes. DD1 was super brave and did great with her allergy testing. results: garlic and rye. Garlic is in A LOT of things! This is going to be a challenge to get the hang of. Doc also wants to test for Celiac's so we will put her back on gluten for a few weeks and do the test.

 

Rosemary: did you get results from your DS's test?

post #190 of 212
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Originally Posted by AKislandgirl View Post

We are back from the city. First trip with both girls. It went well and we had a lot of fun visiting friends. M hated the flight home and fussed and cried up until the last 5 minutes. DD1 was super brave and did great with her allergy testing. results: garlic and rye. Garlic is in A LOT of things! This is going to be a challenge to get the hang of. Doc also wants to test for Celiac's so we will put her back on gluten for a few weeks and do the test.

 

Rosemary: did you get results from your DS's test?



Sorry to hear about the allergies. How old does a child have to be to get allergy testing done? We did it with ds1 at around 10 months old (skin prick test) and he was allergic to corn, egg and dairy (and later strawberry). He outgrew them all.

 

Now Kai is having lots of allergy symptoms (rash/hives covering his whole head, mucous poop). I've been doing a food/reaction log for 5 days (today is day 6). Today is day 5 of no dairy. How soon should we see improvements if dairy is the issue? It seems like the rash starts to improve and then gets worse again. I think I see a correlation with tree nuts (pecans and cashews) as well but it's hard to tell.

post #191 of 212

Steph, It takes 2 weeks for all dairy to leave the system, I believe. That's awful about the rashes.

 

La Bruja: No, I didn't rinse it--I realized I'd forgotten while it was cooking and then googled and lots of hits said you didn't have to, but it was mostly about taste. I had NO IDEA it could make you sick. DS and DH were totally fine, but not me. Your mom sounds rad. I'm so happy she's going to be ok.

 

AK: His test came back negative. We're eliminating anyway for the 3 months. The symptoms come and go now. His poop has only been really brown once. I think he's being glutened at school though, even though I told them about it. I don't think they're watching closely at snack. I would be sad to be allergic to garlic. I know an Italian who is--it's hard!

post #192 of 212

I've also been gone... been busy and I kept forgetting to check the DDC, then I felt guilty I'd been gone so didn't want to just come back in... but I wanted to see how everyone was doing! So, popping back in. :)

post #193 of 212

Alexis!! Welcome back! smile.gif How is your little guy doing these days?

 

Cristina, hi!! Nice to know we can fill the cloth diaper void. winky.gif

 

lifeguard, yay for tall kids! I remember your DD seemed really long next to DS2 (who is also off the charts.)

 

LaBruja, that's so great about your mom. I'm so happy for you and your family. And I am also lol over snow elephants.

 

Steph, I'm sorry you're dealing with that. I've heard 3 weeks for dairy, but I have no idea how true that is.

 

Sue, ugh, garlic? That cuts out a lot of food. How stressful. Is she likely to outgrow it?

 

I just did the first blood screening for celiac myself. They've been recommending it for a while (I'm high risk d/t type 1 and thyroid and have some symptoms that may or may not be related.) I said no because I really, really do not want to have celiac (I already have two chronic illnesses, I do not want any more, thankyouverymuch) and I didn't think I had any symptoms, but finally caved and decided to do the screening at least after we went through the whole list of symptoms.

 

Rosemary, that sounds rough. Hope you are feeling better!

 

livacreature, I have no idea how you find time to do everything you do. Kudos to you, and cut yourself some slack on getting all the decorating done. Good luck with the ultrasound, too.

post #194 of 212

We've also been dealing with allergy/intolerance/reflux (too hard to say exactly what the issue is yet). He had lots of dairy intolerance symptoms on top of reflux, went to soy, got worse and is now on Nutramigen and Prevacid. He is so much happier--no more vomiting out of his nose. He's still snurfly and has eczema so we'll see what happens.

post #195 of 212

Steph: I'm not sure what age they will first do allergy testing. I imagine it depends onthe child and they symptoms they are presenting. There were a few kids about a year old that were in the waiting room while we were there... So sorry Kai is dealing with this!

 

Is your DH home yet? Hope you are holding up ok.

post #196 of 212

Steph- are you on Facebook?  LaBruja & Starling??? Please join!!!  We miss you ladies!

post #197 of 212
Hello just popping by to say I miss youGuys I am mostly on Facebook and can not find time to keep up with you.. All is well here Faolan only woke once so far tonight drank left boob at 330am and now I am still awake at 512 and my right boob is leaky an killing me to boot!
What kind of cruel joke is this?? I have longed for this opportunity to sleep!
post #198 of 212

Alexis: welcome back!

 

Allergies: hugs to everyone dealing with allergy testing, findings, and eliminations...I know it can be a long, stressful process and I wish all of you the best.

 

Amy/facebook: no, I am not on Facebook. Uber sadness, because I really miss ya'll! Reading back in this thread, it appears that a decision was made to not allow any anonymous users in the FB group, so I will probably not be joining...I wouldn't mind at all just telling everyone in the FB group my real name and location and all that jazz, but I don't want my personal info in the actual profile, KWIM? I know there are privacy settings and all that; I just don't want to use the site for various reasons. However, you ladies should be flattered because my resolve to never again use that site is weakening, solely on account of missing the DDC.

 

Saoirse: so nice to see you! Your posts never fail to make me laugh.

 

AFM: Poor DD and I. Neither of us fits into any of our clothes. DD is short and quite rotund, so the legs and sleeves of everything are too long at the same time that she is busting out of the tummy and thigh seams. I tried to put a brand new pair of 6-9 month pants on her, and could not pull them up over her thighs. My own problem is that even after getting back to pre-pg weight, I now apparently have a body type that is completely unknown to clothing manufacturers. Maybe I will just keep eating brownies until I fit into my pregnancy stuff again :)  

post #199 of 212
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I wouldn't mind at all just telling everyone in the FB group my real name and location and all that jazz

 

This was my suggestion for anyone who didn't want their real name in their profile. I was the one who first brought up discomfort with total anonymity. I'm totally ok with this and would love to see you there. love.gif

post #200 of 212
I apparently got lost in the facebook discussion somewhere.... How do I find our group on facebook?
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