Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sweet Cheeks. Zits and All.

June has baby acne right now. Has anyone ever been so happy to see baby acne on their child as I am?

It might mean nothing. She might end up with eczema and food allergies, who knows. But when Georgia was around June's age, she had what we thought was baby acne. (At least that's what the pediatrician said.) Except it kept getting bigger. And worse. Most of her face was red and raw, poor thing. It was bad enough once that I remember going to the grocery store and wondering if the other shoppers were noticing and questioning what was wrong with my daughter's face.

Anyway, turns out it was eczema. So the fact that June instead has what appears to be totally normal looking baby acne? Well, it excites me. Because nothing on her looks like eczema yet.

(Fingers crossed that it stays that way and that I haven't just jinxed it all by discussing it here!)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


I usually love the website It's a fun break in my day to see what their panelists are discussing.

Today they tackled food allergies. I was nervous as I hit play. Would this be just another uninformed bash of kids with food allergies and their cuh-razy parents?

All in all, it wasn't bad, but I really wish they would've included a panelist or guest panelist that is the parent of an allergic child.

I think that some of the panelists came off looking a little glib, but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and say that that might just be the result of the way these little clips are edited.

At least this episode wasn't filled with the hateful, misguided opinions on food allergies and nut bans that I've seen in so many articles, though, which is why I've gone ahead and linked to the video here. It will be interesting to see what the Momversation viewership has to say in the comments section, though. Fingers crossed that the meanies keep their thoughts to themselves.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Allergies? What Allergies?

We welcomed our second child into the world on August 18th.

Amazing how this has managed to take my mind off of anything related to food allergies.

It has been a nice reprieve.

Maybe I was starting to let the annoyance and worry overtake my mind too much? I won't go so far as to use the word "obsessed," but maybe I was borderline??? Hope not.

Anyway, point is that life marches on, allergies or not. Which is great.

They're just one thing on the list. But now I must attend to a higher priority on the list: sleep.