Monthly Archives: October 2013
|October 21, 2013||Posted by Holly Marie under Life and Times in our House||
HELP. PLEASE. I’M BEGGING YOU!
We just got the results back for The Toddler from his blood test. He is highly allergic to almost all food known to mankind. I KID YOU NOT.
- COW MILK
- BAKER’S YEAST
DEADLY ALLERGIC TO: EGGS, WHEAT & PEANUTS
We are now advised to have two Epi-pens on us at all times. We had split up one pack so that both my husband and I had one in our diaper bags… but now we both have two. The Toddler has cried for milk, for cheese, for cheerios… things that all along have been making my baby sick.
The Toddler was a fussy baby, colicky doesn’t even begin to describe it. He would cry for four-five hours EVERY night for months. The past 23 months have been full of days where I just could tell that he was sick. I thought it was because of teething, a cold from the playground at the park, or an earache. But no, I have been feeding my child food that his little body has been fighting for months. MONTHS.
How did I now pick up on this sooner?!? I had voiced my concerns over and over again with our pediatrician and he just chalked it up to a colicky baby-then a growing toddler-then an overbearing mother.
TO WHICH- I switched pediatricians. I now am with someone that respects me as a parent. Listens. And assured me as she called me late last Tuesday, from her house no less-because she wanted to make sure to cut-out all of the above from his diet ASAP- because she cares. As I sat there in shock. Choking back tears. She assured me that we are going to figure this out together. We have a game plan. She said exactly what I needed to hear.
As I sat in the parking lot of Costco, I felt my body go numb. In shock. Waves of guilt washed over me. Why hadn’t I figured this out sooner? Why is he so allergic to everything? We have nothing in our fridge or pantry that he can eat….
The past few days we have been desperately trying to figure out what we can stock in our house that our little one can eat, and WILL eat. Poor timing that he is now one picky little eater. He LOVES everything on that list. EVERYTHING. Except for peanut butter. We stayed away from anything with nuts after he had an anaphalaxis response to a wheat substitute. I didn’t want to risk it. Glad I listened to myself then.
Beans, Cucumber, Grapes, Chicken, Red & Green Peppers, Bananas, Blueberries
Those are the only other foods that he has eaten and WILL eat right now. I need help! I AM IN DESPERATE NEED OF HELP.
Ideas for meals? Information on food allergies? Blogs about food allergies? The more information the better.
I can’t get over the fact that I broke my baby. I gave him food that his body just can’t have. My sweet boy if you are reading this when you are older- I am dreadfully sorry that we didn’t catch this sooner.
|October 18, 2013||Posted by Holly Marie under E Monthly Updates||
|October 14, 2013||Posted by Holly Marie under Life and Times in our House|
Monday afternoon- five loads of laundry- three cups of coffee(not enough)- breakfast made-lunch made- and now I sit. First time since 6AM. By myself. Glorious. For I need a moment to myself.
The Toddler and I are at odds today. He thinks it is perfectly acceptable to scream-cry-kick-throw things- when I take Em upstairs to take a nap. There is not enough coffee in the world to save my sanity today. So I dialed up The Husband and on Facetime had him talk to the little devil that wouldn’t stop screaming.
Note: with three fans on-one white noise machine-AND the door closed you could hear every painful octave my little man was hitting from downstairs.
WHERE he had a snack, sippy cup of milk, an assortment of toys and books out AND Scooby Doo on- HIS FAVORITE. What on earth could be so bad about me walking upstairs to put Em to sleep??? Does he miss me that much for two minutes? Eh-sweet as that sounds… it looks like pure jealously. Something he rarely, if ever shows, with his little sister. So as I sit and type. Wishing and willing the coffee maker to make a batch on its own. The veins in my face are starting to dissipate Sure if you were to knock on my door and look at me right now you may see a crazy-faced lady that just needs a big hug…one big hug… to let me know that the day isn’t ruined. But then again, you might just run away in sheer terror at the sight of me.
Cheers Monday. I tip my hat to you.
|October 10, 2013||Posted by Holly Marie under Nuby Mom Blogger, Reviews||
Goodness gracious how I have wanted a foam letter set! Nuby’s Foam Bath Letters and Numbers set lives up to my expectations! They easily stick to the walls of our bath tub. The teacher in me is incredibly happy that we get to work on our letters, numbers AND colors each night in the bath!
This set is recommended for ages 18 months and up. The Toddler is about to turn two-pinch me-and he seems to really enjoy playing with the letters/numbers and learning their sounds.
The Nuby foam Bath Letters and Numbers are an easy way to make bath time a fun learning experience. The 36 letters and numbers float in the water and stick to the walls when wet.
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|October 3, 2013||Posted by Holly Marie under Adventures in Cooking, D Monthly Updates|
Munchkin Meals: Toddler Edition