Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Allergy Update... Kindof

Last month C had blood drawn (terrible, by the way) to test for antibodies to indicate allergies.  We went to the GI today for a follow up, and all of his blood work was negative, so he doesn't have allergies.  Except that he does.

I guess at his age, the blood tests aren't accurate yet (so why didn't the doctor wait to order the tests?  Good question), so it's very likely that he'll still have symptoms/reactions with a negative blood test.  The GI said I *could* start doing food challenges, but it makes me nervous.  It's so much easier to restrict my diet than to have my baby in pain.  The doctor said if I was ok with continuing my restricted diet, it would probably be better to wait for a couple of months and revisit the food challenges in 2 months.  So, as of now, that's our plan.  We see the GI again in 2 more months, we'll discuss challenges, see how everything is going, etc.

C is 19 lbs 10 oz, I can't believe how big he's getting!!  With my restricted diet (and his too, now that he's eating some solid foods), he hardly ever spits up, his tummy problems are almost nonexistent, and he's such a happy baby most of the time.  Not to mention how much he's growing!

C will be 9 months old in 4 more days.  He is crawling now, but only until he gets to a piece of furniture (or a mommy) he can use to pull himself up to stand.  He's cruising all over (walking around holding on to something) and getting into EVERYTHING!  Absolutely nothing is safe, and he has a knack for finding the ONE thing on the floor he's not supposed to have, even though I surround him with his toys. He zeroes in on a cord, remote, magazine, cell phone, or stray piece of paper and for some reason those are much more fascinating than all his fancy toys, lol.

C has figured out that his fingers move independently, and is constantly pointing at and poking everything, it's pretty hilarious.

He loves getting kisses and opens his mouth to receive them, hahaha.  After I give him a kiss, I get a big smile in return <3.  He has 4 teeth (2 top, 2 bottom), and he's been working on #5 and #6 for a LONG time now.  They come in quick, then sit right under the surface forever, refusing to break through.  It's very frustrating.

C is super friendly and gives almost everybody smiles, even when he's exhausted.  He's such a sweet, amazing boy and I feel so blessed to be his mommy.  It's so amazing to watch him and see what he learns, the new things he can do, and how much he understands.  We have so much fun together, and I can't even count the number of smiles he puts on my face every single day.

Here's C getting into some mischief, and you can see the pointing I'm talking about:

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