Friday, May 23, 2014

Mommy and me

I made myself this top a few weeks ago but had enough to make a little one. A few night ago I decided to foolishly going to bed in a decent hour and made it. K decided we both had to wear it for her class breakfast and so we did. How fitting too since she read her paper about how I am the greatest mom. How ironic that it comes during the week I've been alone with the kids (Daddy is on a business trip), a week that I will admit that I've been the opposite of being the best mom.

Matching with me made K very happy. I think she feels very mature.

I love you, K.

Monday, May 19, 2014

We can't look alike!

A couple of weeks ago, J got a shorter haircut. She loved it and she said everyone else loved it too. Daddy and I thought for sure that no one would mistake them for each other and people would appreciate that.

This week K finally got her haircut. We tried to make it different, like no bangs, but really, how different can we make the haircut without cutting drastically ? 

J got mad and said, "Mommy, she looks like me!!!" 

The next day Big M confided to Daddy quietely that he now has trouble telling them apart. Daddy told him to keep that fact to himself or his sisters will get upset.

On another day when I took the younger 3 out, they were running around playing.  Little M needed to quickly get J's attention so he yelled out , "J! J! J!" After the 5th time and J wasn't turning to face go , he realized he must have been mistaken. So he yelled out instead, "Sister! Sissssssssssterrrrrrrrrr!"

Sunday, May 18, 2014

My grandmother would be proud

The thing about the different diet restrictions in our house is that we now had to eat at home all the time and I have to pretty much experiment and come up with my own recipe. It's a good thing though - we are all healthier for it.

The above is a stir fry mish mash and is top 8 allergy free. Cauliflower, cabbage,broccolli, baby corn stir fried in olive oil and for flavor I used coconut "soy" sauce. For Little M, we must add a source of protein whenever possible so I threw in chopped up left over ham. Yum.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Endoscopy #2 result

Little M doesn't have juvenile polyp and for that we are very thankful. The bad part is, which I wasn't clear about before, Little M not only has eosinophil white cells in his esophagus, they are also present in his stomach. He has both eosinophilic esophagitis and eosinophilic gastritis. 

As far as the eos count with the 2nd scope, there are zero in his esophagus (150 before) and 16 in his stomach (50 before). This improvement is due the steroid treatment, which is a not a log term solution. The GI and I have decided to go with the top allergy avoidance diet plan. Little Ms diet will exclude dairy, eggs, peanut, tree nut, soy, shellfish. We decided not to include wheat in the diet elimination because the doctor said it would be a hard diet and we don't want Little M to lose weight.

We are now 4 weeks into the diet and not doing too well. The vomiting is back and we don't know why. Obviously it means that we have not taken out the bad foods. We have been keeping a food diary and out best guess is green beans and chicken. So we are adding these to the list of bad foods. We are praying that this takes care of the symptoms.

I am keeping positive but everyday there is vomiting is etching away at my positivity. This disease sucks. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Talking with little m

Little M: I have boobs! Yeah, I have boobs!

Me: You don't have boobs!

Little M: When I was born, did I have boobs?

Me: You have nipples.

Little M: uh huh. Oh yeah! I have nipples! I looooove my nipples! (sing song voice)

***I can only guess that this topic was due to the extreme cold temps.