Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Allergies 2

Cicily went to the allergist on Friday, and I have been really good about making sure her epi pen goes with her where ever she goes.  Since the visit takes like 2 hours they don't allow extra children, and Diane was sick so we let Cicily choose, and she chose daddy to go with her so I stayed home with Renick.  I felt like the epi pen should go with her so we put it in Cicily's bag.  So Nick and Cicily went to the appointment, they did the scratch test on her back and found out she has an allergy to pistachios in addition to the cashews.  So they drew some blood to check if there were any other nuts she had an allergy to, and most of them were really mild except the cashews, and the pistachios, which were the worst.  The doctor told us she should stay away from all tree nuts, because her allergies could still be developing, the reaction could change and be worse next time (or better you just don't know), and the only way to out grow the allergy is through abstinence.  So after the appointment they came home, and we forgot that Cicily's epi pen was in her bag, and the bag was left on the floor.  Well Renick got into her bag and got the epi pen out, and he must have been paying attention when I've been training Cicily, because he took it out of it's case, removed the blue safety device, and jabbed it into his leg.  Only instead of putting it in the thigh where it belongs he did it just above the knee cap.  We took him to the hospital, because the medicine wasn't ment for him or his age.  So my 2 year old has already overdosed.  The hospital kept Renick for observation for half an hour to watch his heart rate then they let us go home.  My adrenaline was probably as high as Renick's my hands were shaking so bad.  We've had quite the adventure.

Monday, May 27, 2013


A little over a month ago we found out Cicily's allergic to cashews.
How the day went: Gammy was cutting up cashews for chicken salad sandwiches.  Cicily asked for some.  She ate 3/4 of one nut.  She started complaining that it was stuck and it was hurting her (right where it goes into the stomach).  So we gave her some milk and bread thinking that might help it go down.  20 minutes later she threw up all over herself and daddy, who had been holding her.  We got her changed into some different clothes, thinking that her body had just taken care of the problem, but we gave her a bowl just in case.  She of course threw up again, and she started itching the area where she threw up on herself.  So we looked at the area, and she had hives all over her lower stomach and groin area.  We gave her some Benadryl, and kept a close eye on her breathing and her hives.  They kept climbing to her chest so we took her into the doctor.  The doctor checked her over, of course said she was having a bad reaction.  Left to get her prescriptions for a steroid to suppress the reaction and an epi pen, in addition to info for a referral to an allergist.  Then he checked her breathing again to make sure she was ok before we left.

Saturday, February 16, 2013


So right now we're living at my husbands parents house, which is fine, but there is also his two adult brothers and sister which makes it rather hard all around.  With 7 adults and 2 kids the house is rather full.  We finally get to move out though and I am so excited,  because there are a couple people in this house I'm about to rip a new one.  I'm tired of thier self righteous attitudes, laziness,  and they need to keep thier no child experience opinions to themselves.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Cicily Interview

1. What is your favorite color?
2. What is your favorite toy?
My stuffed teddy bear
3. What is your favorite fruit?
4. What is your favorite tv show?
Horse land
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?
Corn dogs
6. What is your favorite outfit?
skirt and rainbow shirt
7. What is your favorite game?
Mario kart
8. What is your favorite snack?
 fruit snacks
9. What is your favorite animal?
10. What is your favorite song?
I know you
11. What is your favorite book?
teddy bear book
12. Who is your best friend?
13. What is your favorite cereal?
gram crackers in milk
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside?
jump on the tramp, play with koda
15. What is your favorite drink?
hot chocolate 
16. What is your favorite holiday?
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night?
someday I'll buy a giraffe pillow and I'll take it to bed
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday?
corn dogs
20. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Monday, April 30, 2012

A little update!

So We've had a busy April.  We had Renick's first birthday which was a lot of fun.  He really enjoyed opening his presents. 

I made a pirate cake for him to eat and it was really cute watching him demolish it.  He took a couple small bites at the beginning with Cicily helping him, and then he destroyed it.  So cute you couldn't even get him to try another bite after the destruction began.

We also had Cicily break her arm this month.  She was outside playing on the jungle gym in the back yard with her friend Sidney.  Cicily likes to hold onto the rings and go upside down and she fell and broke her left arm at the radial head so sad.

Other things that have been learned this month!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Funny Girl!

So Cicily and I were going out to the car and we smelled a skunk and she asked me "Mommy is it a boy skunk or a girl skunk?" I said " I don't know Cicily" she thought about it for a little while and told me "It's a boy skunk." I said "Oh what makes you think that?" Cicily said "It's a boy cause it stinks." I had a hard time stopping laughing at that one.

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Last 2 Months

 We've been kinda busy and I've been kinda lazy so between the 2 I'm playing catch up.  This is a montage of the last 2 months. 

 Cicily feeding Renick surprisingly it works most of the time because she wants to help and he wants to watch her. 
 Cicily and Rachel frosting cookies and Renick wanting to help

 Christmas opening presents and eating the new toys.