Oh I totally forgot to post that Den got his orders......and will be stationed in...............CHICAGO
Not what we chose..........kind of annoyed.....Chicago means the Chicago area....which includes the top of Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin, and maybe some other places.........so.......we will have to see how this works out......thinking it might not work out really........but we will see.
Oh I totally forgot to post that Den got his orders......and will be stationed in...............CHICAGO
Posted by Lindsay at 8:19 PM
So I have never heard that you can take blood from veins in your head, scalp veins!!! They took blood from Syler's twice today and his hand and foot, 4 pokes! They say that it is easier to get blood from the scalp because we found out during his allergy test that he doesn't bleed very well. They took him away, I was so glad, I would have passed out or thrown up or died!! It makes me sick just thinking about it! He also got to pee in a bag, which didn't work too well, but we got a tiny bit, enough for the test.
They are running all these tests to hopefully see why he keeps throwing up when I feed him solids. The doctor said it can be so many things, so we will get these results, and hopefully they will show something and she will know which specialist to send us to, she is also sending us to a GI doctor.
Syler was pretty sad when they brought him back to me but he took a little nap and then was happy again! The doctor is worried that since he is already so little if he doesn't start eating solids soon he will start losing weight. I think he is perfectly chunky and very happy with nursing. I would like him to start eating soon though to because I don't want to be a cow (that's what Kinley calls me) forever!
I am kind of getting tired of all this doctor stuff, I just want it over with really soon. Kinley has surgery in 10 days and I want everyone to be fixed after that so we can have a good summer. I hope Syler doesn't need any surgery, I can only handle one!
I am also really annoyed with this whole soccer season, the flood messed it all up, but our coach is driving me crazy to, I just want my money back. Ok, that soccer thing came out of no where, but it's just messing up my schedule!
Posted by Lindsay at 8:08 PM
Kinley graduated!! I had to miss it and Den only took blurry pictures! Grrr! So here are some that you can kind of see her in. They had a pirate theme for their graduation. She also got to be a fish, she was talking about being a fish all week, she was so excited, but when it came time to sing she acted all shy. I heard that it was their best singing yet and the room was packed full of people. So now she is off to kindergarten, she thinks it starts tomorrow even though I keep telling her after summer! She had the best teachers and such a fun class so I know that she will really miss them. Her best friend, Meredith, will be going to a different school in the fall so she is sad about that.
Taylor had his last day today, we just had to go pick up his report card. I can't believe he is going into 3rd grade already. He really liked his teacher this year and is nervous about who he will get for 3rd grade, hopefully a nice, nonyelling one! He is so glad school is over, he hates it. Of course he got in trouble yesterday and couldn't have nay friends over today though. Hopefully he has learned his lesson and will be good the rest of the summer! I don't know why 8 year olds think they run the house and boss people around!
We are going to Nashville Shores tomorrow after the soccer games so that will make up for his day today. Den got us free tickets, I just hope Syler doesn't drive me crazy the whole time. He wont sleep when we are out of the house and he becomes a crying monster. Hope the sun shines super hot to because I hate cold water!
Posted by Lindsay at 10:50 AM
Den just said we need to change our blog name, mixedpnuts, because Syler is allergic to peanuts, maybe that is why he is allergic???
Syler went to the dermatologist the other day. The doctor was super nice and seemed very smart and it took him half a second to say his skin looks horrible because of his food allergies. So he gave us stronger medicine, it made his face 60% better instantly. The doc said we can't keep any type of peanut products in the house because peanut "dust" gets in the air and can get on Syler that way. Like seriously can you believe how allergic he is??!! I think we should have an epi pen because it is making me nervous. I don't think eggs have dust though so we can keep that in the house. I just can't eat them while nursing. We can't eat or touch eggs or peanuts and then touch him, can't kiss him after eating it and stuff. His face looks 80% better and his back and legs are still kind of bad but you can tell they are trying to heal. His neck is also kind of bad still, but I think that is because he had ten chins and it's hard to get medicine in it! LOL! It probably is also because he is still eating some of it when he is nursing. I am trying not to eat anything with eggs or peanuts but sometimes I just grab something, like a cracker, and then after I have eaten it I am like oh yeah I didn't check. I go look at the box and it was made in a peanut factory. Anyway, so glad that he doesn't look as scary now!
I am taking him to the doctor today for his violent throwing up after eating solids. It had been a couple weeks since we had tried any rice cereal so I tried again yesterday just to make sure it was still there, and yes he threw up all over Den and the floor. They are going to do a bunch of tests today, hopefully they will figure this out and then I can have a normal, well almost normal, baby that doesn't need to go to the doctor all the time.
Posted by Lindsay at 10:26 AM
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Posted by Lindsay at 1:31 PM
Here is the damage. It's hard to get a good picture of it but I think this is the best one so far. I want to make sure I have pictures in case it gets better before I take him to the doctor Wednesday so I can show him. You see how his cheeks look bubbly, that's oozing! Gross! The poor baby gets itchier and itchier every day. He woke up this morning scratching his neck. It used to only ooze every couple of days, now it is everyday, almost constantly. :(
Posted by Lindsay at 1:25 PM
Let me tell you how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE peanut butter! I LOVE IT! I could eat it all day every day for the rest of my life and in heaven to! Let me tell you my daily intake of peanut butter, peanut granola bar every morning, then I run and come home and have trail mix or sometimes another peanut granola bar or sometimes both. Then I might throw in a couple chocolate peanut butter cookies or a few almond hershey miniatures, peanut M&M's, or peanut butter M&M's (I eat a lot). For lunch I usually have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and trail mix and maybe a few more cookies or peanut butter crackers. Ok that was just my normal amount of peanut butter in one day but some days I also have peanut butter on everything else. Peanut butter pancakes (YUM!), Any kind of ice cream with peanut butter in it, oreo peanut butter cakesters, peanut butter pie, REESE'S (my FAVORITE).... the list could go on and on!
So why does Syler have to be allergic to peanuts??!!! Yesterday I ate a lot of peanut butter because I had a feeling it would be my last day of it until I stop nursing and the doctor called this morning to tell me that he is allergic to peanuts and eggs and to stop eating them. I am devastated! I don't care so much about the eggs, but eggs are in almost everything, peanuts are in almost everything. Even if peanuts aren't in something they are probably made in a place with peanuts contaminating everything! Anyway, no eggs and peanuts for me, I think I am going to starve, which would be fine if I had baby weight to lose still but I am well below that weight now.
The doctor did say that he is more allergic to eggs then peanuts. She also said that is probably why his face is disgusting. We still have our pediatric dermatologist appointment next week. The whole reason I had him tested though was because he keeps throwing up his rice cereal. There isn't eggs or peanuts in rice cereal, so I still don't know why I can't feed him. Maybe it is something wrong with his stomach. After his dermatologist appointment we will have to take him back to the doctor and figure everything out. Hopefully his face will start looking better if I quit eating, I have already failed today though, I ate a cookie with peanuts and eggs in it, I thought one little cookie one last time! I can't stop thinking about peanut butter now and I missed my pb&j sandwich today. :(
I know he will grow out of it soon, right????
Posted by Lindsay at 1:03 PM
See his horrible face, it looks way worse in person. It's oozy and crusty and super red and it's all over his body. The doctor doesn't know what it is so she had him allergy tested yesterday at his 6 month check up. They just take blood from their hand, arm, or foot. They had to take it from all three because he wouldn't bleed. He also had shots, he wasn't happy. He still has his dermatologist appointment next week, maybe he can figure it out because no medicines have worked. Other then not being able to eat solids and his skin he is doing good. They said he is a little small still but they don't see the fatty eat! He is 15 pounds 13 ounces and 25 and a half inches long. Same length as Taylor so it looks like the boys are going to be shorties! Taylor weighed a few ounces more though.
He is a lot better than he use to be, not as grumpy. He still can be very grumpy though, but when he is in a good mood he is so smiley and happy. You should hear his cute laugh. It kind of scares him when he laughs and it is funny to watch. He still mostly rolls over in his bed when I am not there to see it. Still not sitting but so close. He probably would be if I worked with him more but he is so snuggly, I like holding him. He has to be the best high fiver! He has been doing that for a few weeks, all you have to do is say high five and he gets his hand going! He loves to stand and jump and jump and jump and jump, but he wont jump in his jumper, only if you hold him. Kind of breaks your arms after awhile.
Anyway, allergy test results should be here by tomorrow. I will update then, hopefully they can fix him soon because people stare at his red face.
Posted by Lindsay at 10:18 AM
Actually Syler wasn't 6 months yesterday when I posted, now he is though! Who pays attention to the date, not me! Here we are practicing our sitting which he doesn't really like as you can see by that face, but it's such a cute face anyway.
I gave up on giving Syler food because I thought he might be allergic to it or something is going on. So he hasn't had anything for 2 weeks. Last night I gave him rice cereal and an hour and a half later there he is throwing up a ton. When I feed him he acts like he is going to die, like it's disgusting, and he chokes it down, but he is capable of eating. So he is either allergic or has something wrong with his tummy. 6 days until I take him into the doctor, I can't wait, because he needs help with his tummy, his skin, and his popping neck. So I am seriously giving up on food until the doctor fixes him. Have you ever heard of a Filipino allergic to rice, it can't be possible!!!
Posted by Lindsay at 3:58 PM
Look how much he has grown! Aww! I think he is soooooo cute! Every time I look at his pictures I think he is even cuter and he hurts my heart, in a good way! Even though he is such a pain, well not just him all the kids are, I am so happy to have him! Having 3 kids is really hard. I feel bad for the older two because Syler takes up so much of my time. I can't even remember when they were babies now and I wish I would have done more things with them before he came because I feel like there isn't enough time for all of them.
An example, Kinley's gradutaion is soon and I have to miss it. :( Syler is going to the pediatric dermatologist that day, he has been waiting to get in there for 3 months. I tried to change it but they can't get him in until August and if you saw him you would see that he should not have been waiting 3 months as it is! He looks horrible! My friend told me the other day, jokingly, that they wouldn't hold him because his face looked disgusting. :( It does look disgusting, it oozes and is red and crusty, but I don't even notice it because I think he is so cute! So, I can't change his appointment to go to her graduation and I feel bad. Whatever Syler has was only on his back and shoulders, then it spread to his legs, and now his face and arms. It itches him now to or maybe he just learned how to itch. He sits in his car seat and wiggles his back, it looks so funny to see a baby do that!
Anyway, I registered Kinley for kindergarten yesterday. That was a little sad, but only a little because she LOVES school and I know she will have so much fun! I tried to register Syler to, the teachers said they would even take him, but I took his drooling as a sign that he wasn't ready yet!
Taylor is counting down the days of school, he says only 12 days left! I hope they are good this summer. I feel bad that he has to be a 3rd grader! Why would anyone want to grow up and go to third grade, doesn't sound very fun to me. That is when things start getting harder and you actually have to grow up a little and be responsible. I guess I just really feel bad for my kids lately. They are stuck here growing up, which isn't very fun at all, but I guess in the end that is all they are suppose to do anyway.
Posted by Lindsay at 12:29 PM
Here is another picture of Syler trying to roll. We were so happy when we did it we were all yelling and he got scared and cried!
We have been working on his sitting to. He can sit for a few seconds before he falls over. His head looks HUGE in this picture! LOL! Maybe his huge head and fat tummy are making it hard for him to stay up. I think he would be so much happier if he would learn though.
So Nashville has been flooded with rain for the last two days. It really did flood. Our road was closed and the water was up to the top of my tires. People were trying to drive through it! I thought they were crazy! I turned around and went home even though I really wanted to go to Lowes and get paint. The kids are out of school today because of the rain, they are happy, but I want them to go back, I have a ton of things I need to get done. Going out to the garage now to hopefully finish my shelf for the TV. I bought a jigsaw this morning! I went to Lowes at 7 because I couldn't wait for my tool any longer! I am so excited to use it....here I go!
Posted by Lindsay at 10:52 AM
Here is Syler always rolling over in his bed. He has been doing it for a few weeks but we have never seen it. This morning though he was laying on our bed and he did it! We finally saw him! Last night he woke up at 3:30 and he was just in there talking, so I went in and he had rolled over. He can only sleep on his stomach. I put him back on his stomach and he went back to sleep. I felt kind of bad though because I was sure he was hungry but I wanted to see if he would go back to sleep and he did!
A few weeks ago I posted pictures of our new sofa, well it went back to the store. All the stuffing on the back cushions would fall to the bottom so they looked bad. Here is a picture of our new sectional. I didn't want a sectional until I saw this one at Haverty's. Our livingroom felt empty with just the one sofa and two chairs so I thought this would fix that problem and it did. This is the Haverty's picture, obviously our livingroom does not look that good yet!
I took Syler to the doctor on Thursday because I thought he was allergic to his medicine or his rice cereal. He started both at the same time so I don't know which it is. He threw up for 30 minutes Wed. night and he was so pale and was just staring at the ceiling. Anyway, our normal doctor wasn't there so we saw a different one and he was dumb. He just gave Syler and antibiotic because he said his ear looks a little red so it might be the start of an ear infection. That's not why I went in. He is allergic to something. So I just stopped giving him his medicine so we are back to spitting up constantly and I tried his rice cereal last night and he was acting all weird again. Maybe it's his cereal? Usually babies aren't allergic to rice though. I am going to try oatmeal today and see if he can handle that. He just started cereal though and I don't want to give him something he isn't ready for. We will see how he does.
Posted by Lindsay at 11:49 AM