so now i have this baby named lola and today she had to have her blood drawn:
(my happy laundry helper)in case you haven't heard, she is about the greatest thing in the world to me (there is a 10 way tie, but we can talk about that later). she is the happiest and cutest thing. she is giggly and fun and i am not joking when i said that she makes me smile so hard it hurts. just thinking about her makes me happy. not many things can do that, so i think she is pretty special.
since her introduction to this world it seems like there is always some little thing wrong with her little body- just little annoyances really. i am reminded daily that they really are little and i am sooooo blessed to have healthy children. the whole eczema think has been increasingly annoying to me and she. i took her to the doctor today who suggested we get some blood tests done to see if she is allergic to any of the big allergens- ya know- eggs, dairy, wheat, soy, peanuts... and then we will go on and see if we need to go to an allergist to figure out the rest. i was on an elimination diet for a few weeks (not fun) and figured out she is allergic to potatoes, but there are some more things that i can't quite pinpoint and don't have the self control or discipline to do it on my own.
we walked down stairs to have blood drawn from their lab and they poked and prodded and couldn't get to a vein in her chubby arm. so we had to go down to kapiolani and they found a vein and were able to steal her blood just fine. she was not so happy about it, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do. i really, really want to know what all is bothering her so that i can stop eating it and also so i can avoid feeding it to her in the future- it would suck to have her have a crazy reaction to something at home.
anyways, moral of the story is that although days like today can be a tad annoying and inconvenient (luckily betsy and chandra are radical and each took a child off my hands) i always come home feeling super blessed. i drove home thinking about how lucky i am to have three little monsters who are healthy- who can run and jump and play, smile and laugh, and even kick and hit because it means that they have legs to kick with and arms to hit with.
yep, i am pretty lucky.