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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

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Friday, April 20, 2007
Exhausting Day
Today was really not all that hectic - besides the normal chaos of gymnastics, but I'm completely exhausted. I think it's partly from the adrenaline rush of the last couple days.

Kayla has had no reactions today, so I'm greatful for that. This morning, I asked her - "Do you have any itchies?" Her response was, "No. No itchies. Daddy took them." Very cute.

I actually have an appointment tomorrow with a new allergist. Yes, that's right - tomorrow. I got his name/number from my Ped's office. He has been practicing for 5 years and it's a brand new practice. There's a part of me that's thinking - I want more experience. But then again, the practice we were seeing has all the years of experience and credentials you could dream of and look how we were treated. So I'm willing to give him a shot. I spoke directly to him and he seemed very nice. He wants to see her and get to know us and her history. Then he'll decide if he wants to change anything or not. The doctors in their Ped practice have met him and say he's good. So I'll go with that for now. And hey - he'll be all about impressing me since he's just starting out, right? :)

In other news - I got my printer dock yesterday and tried it out today. WOW is all I can say. The pictures I printed are such great quality. You would not be able to tell the difference between them and ones purchased. And now I can print perfectly sized 4x6 (no cutting) and wallets. No more copying into Word and trying to size and then cutting out a bunch of irregular sized pictures for my frames. I'll still order the bulk of mine for the albums - but I won't have to wait to update my frames. Yay! Now I just have to wait for my camera. ;)

Oh and because the lobby at Kayla's gymnastics class isn't enough of a mindfield with formula bottles and food from all the kids isn't scary enough...Today at gymnastics, I couldn't let her walk in the lobby in bare feet b/c of cheez-it crumbs. And then later during classe, she comes running out of the gymnastics room (no food allowed in there) at one point to hand me something. What was it? A half of a peanut. I almost died. As far as we know she's not allergic, but she's never had them either - we are avoiding until she's at least 3. I am SO thankful she didn't eat it. Not to mention it's amazing that she didn't - she still puts everything in her mouth. But I kept having images of her reacting or another peanut-allergic kid getting his/her hands on it. So much to watch out for.

I will let you all know how it goes tomorrow - her appointment is at noon.

posted at 5:11 PM  

At 5:47 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

so glad you were able to get an appt with another allergist so soon! I hope the appt goes well tomorrow and that you get a good feeling about him!

Oh yea, thanks for the tip about where you bought the big girl chair, I couldn't remember if I had thanked you already!

At 7:35 PM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

Good luck with the allergist!! I hope he's a good one.

At 10:14 PM, Blogger Jennisa said...

I'll be anxious to hear what he has to say! Hope he impresses you!

At 10:17 PM, Blogger Zany Mama said...

Good luck with the allergist! I think it's very smart to change docs. We have found our allergist to be such a vital partner in addressing all of Zane's allergies and asthma that I can't imagine what I would do if I had less than complete confidence in both his knowledge AND his responsiveness. (and this includes his office staff and nurses as well).

I also can't believe that they told you not to come back until she's 3 years old. We have seen Zane's allergist every six months since Zane was a year old - even when he's not being tested, the allergist has questions for us and wants to know how he's progressing.

Now, we have a "severely atopic" child, so my expectations may not be the norm (doc comes to visit whenever we have to go to the ER for asthma) but I think there's a happy middle ground.

Best of luck to you guys!


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