Thursday, October 30, 2008
Its really hard to tell from these pics because I couldn't get the light right... the middle ceiling strip is white... everything else is a light purple.. Its darker than it looks in these pics.. but not too dark. Overall its a pretty color and I am excited about the way it turned out. The lights are also installed. A few big projects remain before Keira can move into the room... 1) the bamboo floor, 2) the built in bookshelf, molding, and Keira's secret cave.....
The opening right after the closet is the entrance to the cave... its a space that goes under the back eves quite a bit. There is going to be lighting in there and toys and books.. it will be her own secret space. I think she is going to love it as its just the right height for her. It will have a door as well.
In other news... I am very sad to report that Keira no longer has earrings. :o( Her ears were looking infected so I took the earrings out for a few days and one of them closed up!!!! I didn't think it would close up that fast since her ears have been pierced since she was 3 months old!!!! I am sure we can get them re pierced but I am just annoyed it even closed up.
Posted by k's mama at 9:54 AM
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
It was dark, cold and rainy all day long. Keira spent the day whining, being a cling on, climbing, coloring and attacking Memere for more apple slices....
The darkness and being inside is already getting to me!!!!! At least in the summer when its raining its not super dark and its warm so I can still take Keira outside to run around.
Posted by k's mama at 8:17 PM
Monday, October 27, 2008
So today was Keira's long awaiting allergy appointment in Boston that I made back in late July. Like I mentioned before she appears to have outgrown the food intolerances/hypersensitivities while we waited for the appointment.
I loved the Doctor ( thanks Julie!!!) She was very thorough, very nice, and didn't rush me.
She agreed with me that her issues with food seem to be over for the most part. She seemed to think the constant rash around her mouth was due to the fact that she has sensitive skin and that she obviously smears food all over her face while she eats. Hopefully that will go away as she gets neater at eating.
In regards to the asthma- she was diagnosed as a Transient Wheezer- someone who has moderate asthma type symptoms and wheezing. She said we won't really know if she has asthma or not until Keira is around 6 years old or so but in the meantime we will watch her symptoms, add an inhaler steroid IF needed through the winter ( she already has inhaled Albuterol or when she needs it) , and follow up in 3 months.
In regards to the seasonal allergies she said that Zyertec is fine to take and that we can skin prick test her for molds, pollens, dust and dander whenever we want too. We will probably do this at her next appointment or in the Spring. Overall we were very pleased with the results.
My goal now is to try to get Keira to drink at least 1 cup of soy milk a day so that I can slowly(over the next 6 months or so) wean her off of breast milk. She is hit or miss.. some days she will drink it and some days she won't.
Due to her past issues with dairy and due to the fact that Mike and I are both lactose intolerant and due to the fact that too much dairy ( while it doesn't give her a diaper rash anymore) makes her very constipated we are staying away from cows milk.
On the way home from Boston we stopped at Trader Joe's and stocked up on healthy snacks. :o) the best part? These delicious raspberries we bought there on sale. SOOOOO good!!!
Posted by k's mama at 7:26 PM
The easiest way to get 2 toddlers to sit still.... cheerios!!!!
We babysat Sarah for about an hour this morning.... I kept the girls amused with cheerios and kitchen utensils.
Posted by k's mama at 7:23 PM
Sunday, October 26, 2008
As usual- all my pics are out of order.... here is Keira post candy bar consumption.
hmmmmmm " I can eat the whole thing in one bite"
Our beautiful baby sugar maple that we planted the summer Keira was born.
Gearing up to go Trick or Treating!
No matter where we put the bowl of candy Keira seemed to find it.. she would grab a candy bar and bring it to Mike or I and say "More, More"
Keira was not a fan of this costume.. As soon as I put it on she starting pulling on it and saying " No No" I think she thought it was Pj's and that she had to go to bed since it zips up the front.
Posted by k's mama at 6:45 PM
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Cold, rainy, dreary day number 2 this week.... Mike and I made pumpkin bars- here they are hot out of the oven before we frosted them with cream cheese frosting.
Mike making himself a mixed drink.
Keira in her sleep sack all ready to go "night night" at 6 30 pm.
The rain stopped this afternoon so despite some wind we headed outside for a bit. Keira spent the whole 1/2 hour we were out there gesturing to me to take her hat and gloves off. After about 25 min of this she managed to take her gloves off herself. She was happy as a clam for about 2 min and then she wanted to go inside.. obviously she was cold because she NEVER wants to go inside.
Posted by k's mama at 9:32 PM