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Ok, it has been over a month since the last NAET update when I told you that I was going to start Maiya on whole milk and that it was a really big deal and that there was red(not sure if its blood) in her poop. I don’t know about you but if I was reading my blog I would send me an email pointing out how annoying it is when you don’t update your blog in a timely manner. Seriously! The other day I found myself checking my own blog to see if it was updated and then realized that it was my blog. Oh yeah, do something about that. Lets just say that being a mom of two kids is pretty overwhelming and if my blog hasn’t been updated lately, just imagine what my toilets must look like!

I waited a couple weeks after starting Maiya on whole milk because I wanted to be sure how she was dealing with it before I went around telling everyone that FOR SURE MAIYA WAS CURED OF HER MILK ALLERGY BY NAET.  Also, it took me some time to figure out what that red stuff was in Maiya’s poop. I was convinced it was blood until I realized that I had been letting Maiya eat an obscene amount of watermelon. That baby loves melon. I mean, she will not stop eating it until melon is coming out of her ears. I would try to get her to eat other fruits for a couple days, but then I would mess up and give her red pepper instead. Guess what red pepper looks like in poop…

Now it is official. Maiya has been drinking so much milk that we are now having milk delivered to our house twice a week. And along with cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, and everything else dairy she has been eating I think it is safe to say that FOR SURE MAIYA WAS CURED OF HER MILK ALLERGY BY NAET.

Last weekend we took the kids to an ice cream shop in Denver. It was a hot summer afternoon and I was so happy I could cry, not because my oatmeal raisin ice cream was amazing, but because last year I was convinced that we would never be able to do this with Maiya. Not only does she love ice cream, she was pretty upset that she didn’t get her own double scoop cone. That’s my baby!

I have said it before, but NAET is amazing. When I read Dr. Nambudripad’s book I thought it was way over the top claiming it could cure so many different problems and all because you were “allergic” to crazy things like your own stomach acid, or the color black. It has made me so much more aware of my body and how it reacts to things. Clint and I have actually stopped dairy to see if it would help some issues. Last year when I had to avoid all dairy I felt so much better and my skin was clear and radiant. It would be a lot easier to just get treated by NAET but you know me I like to take the hard route. I also was able to directly link some severe chapped lip episodes to days that I had eaten honey. Weird, but every time I eat honey I have chapped lips that cannot be helped by anything. I realized that most of my natural chapsticks had beeswax in them so that wasn’ t helping either.  So even if NAET is a little too out there for you or you just don’t want to spend the money on treatment, just being aware of your body and what you put into it or expose it to can make a huge difference in how you feel.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us through this journey. It has meant so much to me and helped give me the confidence I needed to help Maiya. To those of you that are going through NAET treatments yourself or trying it with your kids, I wish you the best of luck. You are doing the right thing and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

no food restrictions here!

You may be wondering what happened to Mason’s eye in recent pics. No, it was not from Maiya punching him, although she has made him cry on several occasions-that baby has a mean streak!

Last week I thought it would be fun to get the kids out of the house and take them to a park. Mason loves riding his bike and he is awesome at it, but I get really stressed out worrying if he is going to stop when I tell him to or keep going right into the street in front of a car.  He rides so fast that I have to run to keep up with him and if I don’t he can’t hear me yelling at him. Anyway, he is rocking the bike, but still working on the whole listening thing. Drives me crazy. So I had this genius idea that I would take him to a park near our house with nice paved paths that are isolated so he could ride without trouble and I could run with Maiya in the stroller. After filling everyones water bottles, packing a snack, finding shoes and hats, smothering kids in sunblock, loading the stroller, Mason’s bike, and helmet into the truck we headed for the park. Then I unloaded everyone and everything and off we went down the path. Yes, down. I forgot how steep the hills were on the path and Mason was FLYING downhill. Now, the kid can ride a bike downhill. He uses his brakes and makes sure he has control of the bike. He must have gotten distracted, or hit his brakes too hard because next thing I know it he and his bike were a tangled crying mess. And the guy we passed along the way that was giving me dissaproving looks-well I’m sure he heard it all and I felt like a real jerk of a mom. Except, that after a few minutes and some water, Mason was fine and was riding his bike back UPHILL. He is a rockstar on his bike! He was pretty mad when I tried to clean his cut before we left. (By the way I spent more time loading and unloading then we did playing.) After that and ever since then, he has not complained once. Today before bed he asked Clint “Why does my skin feel crinkly?” Clint told him it was his scab. Mason says “Scabs are cool! I look like I got into a fight with a coyote or something!”

That was my version of the story. Here is Mason telling his version:

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