Thursday, March 27, 2008

Spoke too soon...

This is an update to my post about my allergies. I called the doc on Monday to see how I am supposed to "end" all of this and they said to come in and get checked. When I did they said that my body isn't ready to be done with the therapy yet and so I just had to get a refill on my stuff. They said it all just depends on my body and it can take up to a year to be cured of the allergies! SO...needless to say I'm still doing it and it may be a while.
I just thought that once the 5 months were up I would be done. Oops!
For Chris: Adam does have a lot of allergies and we have talked about him going in to get tested, but we're not sure if we should go that route or have him go to an allergist. Now that we're on this new insurance (which doesn't cover naturalpathic doctors) we only have a limited amount left in our health savings account that we can use to go to the naturalpathic doc (it would be pretty expensive to pay out of pocket). So we'll just have to see. I'm sure it would be good for him, though!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Pink Cheese

So Henry was eating ham slices tonight and after each slice he said, "Mommy, more pink cheese." :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

One week to go!

So this past year Adam and I have been going to a naturalpathic doctor. He has this nutritionist woman in his office and she can test you for allergies in a very strange way. I'm still not sure how I feel about all of it - it seems pretty hoaky. I went in for the testing and she said that I was allergic to 5 things - progesterone being one of them. She sent me home with this little dropper and fluid that contained the 5 things I was allergic to. It's been a progressive process - each month I have increased my dosage on the amount I take. I do it for a total of 5 months and the theory is that at the end of it I should be cured of these allergies. I have 1 week to go and I will be done. Now is this doing anything in my body? i'm really not sure. But I think I will go back in after and have her re-test to see if I'm still allergic to anything.
Now this is the part I'm most excited about. After she did the testing I asked her about how I get so sick when I'm pregnant and I wondered if there was a correlation between that and my allergy to progesterone. She said that there is a very good chance that once I'm cured of the allergy that I will be able to tell a difference the next time I'm pregnant. Isn't that just about the best thing you've ever heard? I'm not sure what will happen, but I figure that even if it's just a smidge better I will be so happy. And if there is any difference it will be a true miracle.
And hooray that it's almost over. Some days I will miss taking my vitamins, but I NEVER miss taking my allergy therapy - the possible advantages of taking it are too great to pass up.
Like I said, I'm not sure what will happen, but I'm excited about the possibilities.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

I buzzed Ella's hair

This is a shot of her hair before. It was starting to grow a little on top, but it was still pretty thin and whispy. I've heard rumors that if you buzz their hair you can encourage growth and fullness. SO...that's what I did! I'm not sure what I've done. :) Sometimes I think it's super cute and then sometimes I wish it was time for it to grow in a little more. BUT nevertheless, Adam and I still think she's so beautiful. In some ways we think that this brings out the beauty of her face a little more since her funny hair is no longer detracting from it. :)
And here are the after shots (take a deep breath Mom Brundage):

Henry's Little Jammies

I had a pile of Henry's old clothes waiting to be boxed and put in the attic. He found this pair of jammies from last summer and has insisted on wearing them just about every day since. Some days I'm lucky, though, and I can get him to wear a sweat shirt and sweat pants over them. For some reason, though, he just loves them. Silly boy.

Snow Day at Grandma and Grandpa's

few weeks ago we went down to Elk Ridge to play with Grandma and Grandpa. They had SO MUCH SNOW! Adam and Henry played out back for probably 1 1/2 - 2 hours. Adam dug out a slope so Henry could slide down it. Henry absolutely loved it! And Ella stayed warm inside and had fun with Uncle Ammon. (PS There is supposed to be an 'A' at the beginning of this, but I had technical difficulties...)