Originally Posted by didkisa
Paisley!!!! Good to see you again!
Glad you remembered your long-lost DDC...seeing as it STILL
says you're our President!!!
Wow, 28#...I doubt my DD will hit that by the time she's 3...just not growing much here. But, I guess my back can be thankful, huh? Gosh, I hope he doesn't have a peanut allergy, too! That's one of the worse kinds, IMO. Are you feeding him peanuts or just eating them yourself?
Yes I am still the pres. I was thinking about going over to the March 08 DDC and trying to pull ranks, being as my DDDDC doesn't specify the year.
I wish the cabinet members' DDDDCs would have lasted this long too!
So yeah, 28lbs. His 3yo cousin only has 3lbs on him.
And for the peanuts, it's just through my milk. I made (and ate
) a batch of peanut butter cookies and 30 hours later he had the reaction. I was also eating a lot more PB than usual when he had the first bout.
Originally Posted by Wild Flowers
I know Natalie, my oldest, had boody poop and when we cut out dairy it went away. I am sory you are having to deal with that, that is a scary thing to see when changing a diaper.
It is scary to see all that blood! And then the whole peanut allergy thing is just scary in itself. I just hope that it won't be severe as he gets older. I read an interesting blip somewhere about a link between GMO soy and the rise in peanut allergies. So I am thinking about holding off on soy until he's 2 or 3 too - kind of sucks with the no dairy thing. (We eat organic soy but unfortunately that's not a guarantee anymore that it's GMO-free.)
Originally Posted by DecemberSun
Yeah, so... I have a BITER. And not just when I'm nursing her- she will come up to anyone and just bite them, bare skin is a favorite. She understands "No biting!", but it is still a PITA (or wherever else, lol). Fun times.
Oh, and also SCREAMING! She'll just look at you and shreek. It's great. Then when we say "Shhhh" she'll try to copy us and make spitty sounds with her mouth, lol. She certainly is developing her personality and she is so much less mellow than when she was a tiny baby!
We have a biter and a screamer too!
He definitely gets the screaming from ds1, who hollers all the time and then gets upset when the baby screams back.
Originally Posted by cinnamonamon
Good to see you paisley! No advice on the allergy thing, really; just commiseration. My doctor did mention that at this age our dc are still in the "might grow out of it" stage -- at least with my ds's allergies/sensitivities: dairy, egg & soy.
Thanks for love and good to see you too!
Which of your boys have allergies/sensitivities?
Originally Posted by Astromom
I would like to know more about this too. What's involved in allergy testing? I think that DS must have some sensitivities/allergies and it would be nice to know more. At what age is it more accurate?
Good to see you too (here and on the co-op board
We saw a western Peds GI specialist and she wanted to do a blood draw for the allergy testing. She said that if we got a positive we could trust that, but there would be a high chance of false negatives. Basically, A needs to have eaten the different foods in order for his body to make the little allergic reaction proteins (I'm sure there is a more scientific term for them
). So without having directly eaten the various foods, the blood test can't definitively tell us if he'd be allergic to them or not. And for $300 we are thinking that maybe it's not the best use of our funds at this point. There may be other tests but I honestly haven't done the research yet.