FWIW Mary it is totally possible for people to have an allergic reaction to some dogs and not others. I have NO idea the ins and outs of it but I've been in rescue long enough to have seen dogs returned from placements because out of the blue someone in the family was allergic. They did baths and tried but for whatever reason that dog triggered a reaction when past dogs did not, some even adopt a different dog and are OK. I can't tell you what the medical stuff is behind it but it's possible from what I've seen.
Amanda -- Hugs I hope your dad turns around quickly :(
Mary - My DH is being tested for some weird allergies, he was tested for food ones cause there were a couple of things that kept causing him to react, he went for the food allergy tests and none came back positive. The allergist said there can be environmental allergies that react when you eat certain foods (it's weird, I know), maybe it's something like that in Sean and the allergin is in your parents area and not yours.
I do agree with Katie, we ended up getting a cat a long time ago cause my co-workers wife was fine with her parents cats so they decided to adopt one of their own, she ended up in hospital with an alergic reaction to the cat.
As of last night my Dad was not doing well and he is getting worse. DH did some research and said everything that is happening is pretty normal, so I am hoping the medication starts working soon and he recovers.
Natalie and I seem to be over the sickness we got and are doing much better today.
Amanda - I really hope you dad starts to improve soon. :bighug:
Katie - sorry about the job, but yay for not moving and yay for TTC soon!
I read everything, really.
AFM: 1 week until my NT scan. Hopefully everything will look good and we can finally tell the kids and I can finally stop trying to hide my belly all the time. I may be 11 weeks, but I'm definitely not out of the first tri yet, and my body is making sure I know it. I was super lightheaded all morning. I really wish that would clear up. And I'd like some energy and endurance back. And the end of the m/s.
ETA: Easter pic
So cute Virginia! Hoping you have a super easy us and can tell everyone asap!
Amanda I hope your dad is dog better
I met a guy who can't have fish and citrus. He can have fish and he can have citrus fruit but together he has a life threatening allergic reaction. Since place use citrus to keep fish seeming fresher so often he just never eats it away from home but I thought it was an interesting allergy
Evan finally poops on the potty! He no longer wears diapers to bed and we are officially down to one kid in diapers! Yay!
Virginia - can't believe you are already 11 weeks where has the time gone?
Katie - Yay for one being potty trained! Maybe Rory will train quick so when you do have #3 you will only have to worry about one in diapers.
My Dad is stable today, hope now that he is past the rough stuff his body starts fighting and he recovers.
Really not much going on today, I did some laundry and made some cup cakes, the cupcakes were YUMMY.
Here is the recipe.
Frosted Vanilla Orange Cupcakes (Dairy, Nut, and Egg Free) | Chocolate Chilli Mango
Amanda - I'm so glad to see your dad is doing a little better.
Mary - Uggggh I'm sorry Sean is having an allergic reaction to something. It's hard enough as an adult to have a reaction to something and not be able to pinpoint it, I can't even imagine dealing with that with kids. And yes it could be the dog. I'm okay with my one dog, I sometimes wonder if I'm mildly allergic to the other. My sisters dog. OMG. We dogsat once for her and he slept in bed with us... I thought I was going to die!
Katie - Yay for being potty trained!!!!!!!!
Virginia - I'm glad it's almost time for your scan. Hopefully your m/s will clear soon.
AFM - Ah the joys of being up to pump at 3:30 am. *yawn* I'm trying to keep this up as long as possible, but I don't know how much longer I can do it. It's definitely starting to affect me during the day, I'm just soooo tired! Some days I don't feel it, but others I feel like I'm in a fog. Considering I feed Benjamin first, I'm not sure if the extra ounce or so I get is worth it. lol. If I were getting a lot, fine, but I just don't since Benjamin does a good job of clearing me out beforehand.
In the office right now, my mom will be picking me up to visit my dad some time today.
Amanda - I'm so glad to hear your dad is stable. I hope the visit goes well.
Lauren - why do you pump at night? Is your supply low? I'm just curious because I never pumped at night unless LO slept really well and I woke up aching. Or had mastitis.
AFM: I was given a baby jogger last night! Our neighbor's 6 year-old outgrew it. It's so much fancier than our strollers, even if it hasn't been stored very well and the fabric has some mildew issues. I bet I can clean it up. It's also the 5th or 6th stroller in our collection. I really have to get rid of a few. Like maybe the double stroller. This is probably our last baby (but who knows, neither of us is committing to it being the last so, knowing us, a 5th will come someday).
ETA: and Oliver is driving me nuts. He has decided he doesn't want diapers anymore. The problem is, he's not ready to PT. He doesn't use the potty when we try and his speech needs some work still. But, he has figured out how to take off his diapers. He takes them off as soon as he pees and sometimes right before he pees. I'm in no rush to PT him, but since he seems in a rush I hope he figures out the potty soon. Right now we have to put a cloth cover on over his disposable diaper at night (he pees through cloth) or he takes off his PJs at diaper at bedtime or in the middle of the night and pees all over his bed. :doh:
Virginia - You just described Calvin to a T!!! He is doing the EXACT same thing with ripping the diapers off, but not really being ready to PT. And same here, his speech still needs a bit of work. I was a little concerned with it for a while, but thankfully, he has had a bit of a talking explosion recently. He just suddenly started repeating everything we say. His pronunciation is still a bit off on some things, but I think he's making improvements.
Lauren - Can you just pump more in the day instead of in the middle of the night? I know it's not easy with two LO's, but I know how much those middle-of-the-night pumping sessions suck.
Amanda - Glad your dad has made some improvements. I hope he's much better soon.
Katie - SO weird about the fish + citrus thing! I put lemon on fish all the time.. Yikes!!
AFM - I called a preschool today to see about putting Sean in this Fall. OMG, I swear I almost cried, hahah. I blame it on pregnancy hormones. She was just talking to me about how I can come in any time to see the place and get a feel for it. She said I'll know quickly if it's a fit or if it's not the place. She talked about the importance of me feeling comfortable with the place and said, "Because it's your CHILD" and I almost lost it, hahaha. Seriously... Pregnancy hormones. I seriously have found SOMETHING to cry about every day for the past 3 days. I feel like a weepy mess. Ugh. 5.5 weeks to go. I swear I feel like I can't make it that much longer.