Wednesday, July 25, 2012
I cannot believe that my baby is 18 months old! She has grown and changed so much it is amazing. B is the most talkative little girl that I know. Most of the time I can understand her but sometimes I think she is speaking Vietnamese. How she became bilingual, I don't know. She also loves to sing. Her favorite songs are The Itsy Bitsy Spider and I'm Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee. She does the hand motions and everything! She weighed in at 24 lbs 6 oz and was 33 3/4". She has gotten taller and thinned out. I think she is built like a Jumper, not a Ketzle. She definitely has my hair and eyes and Patrick's dimples. She is such a cutie and she even knows it! She walks around saying cute all the time because she hears it so often. We saw the GI dr at the beginning of June and she said that B was doing really well. She wanted me to introduce soy and milk again at 18 months and if she reacted then she would refer us to an allergy dr. I introduced the soy milk about a week and a half ago and B broke out in a rash on her chin and her bottom. Her BMs were more frequent and not normal. Today I took her to the allergy dr and they did the skin pricks. She was negative to all the major food allergies. I felt so defeated with that info! It has been such a long road and answers would be great. The dr. said it is probably an intolerance not an allergy. She said to avoid soy for a year and to try milk now and see how she does. I'm praying that she tolerates it so that she can eat some ice cream and yogurt. Oh a happier note Bridgette and I have had a fun summer. We spend out time playing, having play dates, going to splash parks, swinging and climbing at the park, and she beats Puma up all day long. We also took a family vacation to Marco Island, FL in June. We had a fun time. We went with my parents, Jeff, Tiff, Caitlyn and Grant. B didn't really like the ocean but loved the pool! The tropical storm ruined our first few days but once it cleared the weather was beautiful. We didn't see as much wildlife this year due to the storm but we did see dolphins one day. We spent this past weeked in Franklin, TX and our friend's BFE party. We had a great time! Bridgette enjoyed playing with Kassidy and the freedom of the farm. We have three weeks of summer left and they are going to fly by. We are going to enjoy every minute we have together and soak up the sun!