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This was our Friday night excitement. Maybe we don’t get to hang out downtown at a bar or whatever it is kids these days do for fun, but I will take this any day! (Mason is watching Sword in the Stone-movie night and chocolate ice cream-his reward for going two weeks straight with dry underwear/pull-up even at night. I am so proud of him!

Ok, so she isn’t exactly crawling accross the room yet, but she has been up on all fours rocking and lunging her body forward since Christmas. She has been so close for so long! It’s pretty impressive the way she can get herself up to sitting on her own now and she manages to get what she wants without crawling. She is very sneaky!

All tired out from crawling. Mason is a blanky sniffer and Maiya is a blanky muncher-it is soooo flippin cute!

Maiya is constantly trying to steal Mason’s blanky so she can chew on it.

Mason is great with Maiya, but there is a line that can not be crossed. DO NOT DROOL ON THE BLANKY!

Last week I took Maiya for what should hopefully be her very last NAET treatment. Since Maiya’s poop became normal it has stayed that way. Long enough that I have even stopped inspecting it under a light with the poop 1/2″ from my face. (That and now that she is eating solid food her poop smells terrible, like horse poop to be exact.) Anyway, I am eating an unrestricted diet and Maiya is drinking Dairy formula and eating fruits, veggies and meats and we haven’t had a single poop problem. Oh the freedom!

On a side note, I took Maiya to see her pediatrician a couple weeks ago to check her weight since she was on the lighter side at her last check-up. Her weight is up and everything looks good. The Dr. started to tell me foods I could give Maiya now and she mentioned soy yogurt. I was like, “Dude, we have been over this, Maiya does not have a milk allergy! She drinks dairy formula for goodness sake!” Actually I was much nicer about it, but that was the point I got across and the Dr. laughed and said “To be honest, I’m not sure what to tell you in this situation.” And I was all “thanks for acknowledging this and I think I will keep doing what I feel is best and ignoring the majority of your advice.” honestly, that was a very proud moment for me. Not only did I get a doctor to acknowledge she didn’t know what to do instead of making something up, but the confidence that I have taking care of my kids that only has come from experience surprised me. I was pretty nervous when this all started and had I decided to try “voodoo”  on my baby and go against what her very educated pediatrician wanted me to do. Anyway, it’s a good thing it worked!

Ok, so my side note was longer than the rest of my post. Did you count how many times I typed poop yet?

ANYWAY, we tested Maiya for Vaccines and she had a sensitivity to the MMR Vaccine, DTap, and Thimerisol( the mercury laden preservative that they claim to have taken out of vaccines). So we treated her for those three and by the end of the session Maiya was strong on everything. Who knows if this will really do anything, but for a small price I at least have the peace of mind that I tried everything because I don’t really want to skip any of the vaccines. Next month we will start them again and see how Maiya reacts.

So that is it. As far as I am concerned, NAET REALLY DOES WORK! Try it! It could change your life. I am kind of sad that we are done with our regular visits to Eve. She is a great practitioner and a great person. Maiya loves her. I would highly recommend her (if you are in the Denver area contact her here). But that is it, we are done and we are ALLERGY FREE!

such a mundane daily task, but so much fun!

Maiya is a huge fan of wearing things on her head-books, blankets, buckets, you name it she has worn it on her head. I am not very fashionable, but purple pants and a red hat? She’s lucky she is so darn cute.

Mason has been playing with this Schoolhouse Rock toy since he conned Aunt Juju into giving it to him when we were in Michigan. Aside from singing all the time “Conjunction junction, what’s your function? Hooking up cars to make them work.” (Thank you youtube!) This song will be in your head for weeks now. Mason has been asking me what everyone’s function is. “What’s your function Mom? What’s Maiya’s function? Dad? Eon? Stella? and on and on and on and on and on. Kind of funny. How often do you really stop and think “What is my function?”

The blog is back from vacation! I can imagine that you had given up on me, it has been so long since I have updated this here blog. Well, here I am. Yup, that’s it here I am. For the past 3 weeks my brain has been swimming with half written blog posts, and now that I have a chance to unload it all…my mind is blank. I think I will just have to start with some random things that have been happening around here and we will go from there.

Our trip back to Michigan was awesome. It was so nice to see everyone. Have in person conversations where I am not trying to figure out what you meant by that one thing you said in that email. I am so thankful for the technology we have to stay connected-e-mail, blog, skype, free long-distance phone calls, but nothing compares to sitting in the same room as my family and talking about random nonsense. I will definitely try to come back more often.

BUT, 3 weeks later I am just now getting back on track. It has taken me all that time to get the house in decent enough condition that I won’t be horrified if someone saw it. I can’t blame it all on the trip. This is a pretty busy time for me. Maiya is at the age where I am trying to get her to sleep through the night (which involves many sleepless nights at the moment) and she is also eating solid food now, so since I make all of her food I spend many a nights cooking, pureeing, and freezing food. It is a lot of work, but it won’t be long until I don’t have to mash up all of her food, and it is soooo much cheaper and she is getting better quality food. Not to mention the satisfaction I get out of seeing my freezer stocked with frozen ice cube shaped baby food. Mmmmm Turkey cubes!

Ok, that is it for now. I will try to do this more often.  Here are some pics to check out.

The excitement of moving the mouse to "Michigan day"

Making coffee at the hotel-Mason's favorite hotel activity

Baby's first hotel stay

The aftermath

SmugMug Photos

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