Friday, April 29, 2011

Heartbeats and Allergies!

This week we only had two appointments (I know, hard to believe!) in addition to SJ's therapies. The first was a trip to the OB to check on Baby S and see whether we need to stick with a doctor or can continue with an RN. For now they would like us to stick with seeing a doctor which is totally fine, whatver is best for baby! So far I am measuring right on target and haven't gained any weight. The baby's heartbeat was in the high 140's which according to some myths could mean it's a boy (hey 50/50 chance isn't bad!)!! We go back in 3 weeks for another heartbeat check and measure, and then on June 8 we get to find out the sex of the baby and then we will tell everyone the name we have picked out!

Our second appointment was to see Scarlette's allergist, and unfortunately was much more disappointing. We were hoping that some of Scarlette's allergies had gone away but instead we gained more! We now know for certain she is allergic to all dairy, soy, eggs, peanuts, and a 75% chance she's still allergic to wheat. She is also allergic to dogs. We forgot to test for shellfish and grass, but the only thing we did test that was negative was dust mites which is great! I am very allergic to dust mites, pollen, grass, all things natural pretty much, and also dogs and cats (but tolerable) but no foods and Mitch is only allergic to cats. We are still holding out hope that she will eventually outgrow some of these allergies. It's not unheard of to outgrow them at 2, 3 or 4 years of age even, so now we just wait and see! Unfortunately this means she needs to remain on the formula she is currently eating, and we can't switch to a shelf stable drink like ensure or vital jr. Just means more mixing bottles for Mommy!

Tomorrow is my cousin's baby shower and we are very excited to go see everyone and celebrate her new baby due in July!

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