Well May was a doozie. Besides celebrating my one year blogging anniversary, we also celebrated my birthday, Mother’s Day and our 10 year wedding anniversary. I can’t wait to tell y’all all about our May celebrations and I’m super excited I am finally able to show y’all The Water Man’s anniversary present! It was crafted by some extremely talented local hill country creators and we love it!
But currently I’m having flashbacks to last year’s Memorial Day floods because y’all, Texas is under water and Lake Travis is flooding. Naturally The Water Man is on the lake, chasing water while my littles watch the radar. This is the Mansfield Dam between Lake Travis and Lake Austin. Until this year, it had been nearly a decade since the floodgates have been open. It is a sight, I took the babes on a little adventure to check it out. If you are in the area, it is totally worth stopping by!
May also brought health news for our family. My Wildflower who recently turned 2 has had stomach issues her whole life. Both of my babies were sensitive to dairy when they were newborns and would have colic if I ate dairy. I gave up dairy entirely while I breastfed both littles. My sunshine grew out of the sensitivity and has been fine with dairy, but my daughter has had problems most of her life. We did allergy testing when she was 14 months old and everything came back negative which can happen when they’re young. We retested recently and got some shocking results.
My toddler is allergic to dairy, eggs, pork, beef, chicken, soy, peanuts, corn, almonds, fish, shrimp, walnuts, scallops, salmon… and the list goes on. Although she did not test allergic to wheat, they’re concerned she has celiac and is not testing positive yet. So that pretty much leaves her a diet of turkey, fruit and vegetables which works out perfectly because as you know, toddlers love vegetables. I feel so bad for my baby. We’ve basically eliminated 75% of her diet (she is a serious meat eater) and soy, corn and dairy are in just about everything. We are hoping she grows out of these and we have further testing and an appointment with a pediatric allergist coming up.
Food allergies are for the birds. My Wildflower is taking it pretty hard, she has always been such a good eater and now she’s basically on a hunger strike. I don’t know how the allergy moms do it. Especially because my 5 year old has never been a big eater and he is still very picky. Food was already a challenge finding something everyone will eat. And let me tell you, if these people expecting supper every single night wasn’t bad enough, now I have to accommodate these new restrictions. Please send wine.
We took the littles to the beach before all the madness and it turns out my water babies are beach babes too! And as life would have it, I am scheduled for another heart ablation this month. If you read my afib story part 1 or part 2, you know I was treated the first time for atrial fibrillation. This time we are not sure if the first surgery did not fix it completely or if I just still have a tachycardia. Tachycardia is basically one spot on my heart sending off a bad signal so my heart races.
We’ll know more when they’re in there. But we have to do something because my heart races on and off for most of the day. This mama is tired, too bad all that heart racing doesn’t burn more calories.
Check back this week to see how we celebrated a decade of marriage!