Why do I say that? Well, sweet baby Sarah started on solids (rice cereal, then avacado (spaced out 5 days apart), then bananas). She started developing eczema and then randomly was having allergic reactions, much like this:
It's hard to see in the photo but her eyes are red and swollen and her face is blotchy and a little swollen too.
It wasn't after eating or during eating, they would come on suddenly and then fade. After it happened 2 days in a row I took her to the pediatrician who FINALLY offered to have blood drawn for a pediatric allergy panel. I am still waiting on the results but have decided to stop all solids until the beginning of November and then start over at an even slower introduction schedule.
This means she's back to relying on me for everything. Which I don't mind but for some reason she's gone from a relatively happy child to a shrieking terror if I dare set her down, walk away, put her in the carseat or in our (very nice and expensive) stroller. It's frustrating. I'd like to put her in child care and not have someone get me after 45 minutes because she won't stop crying. Or be able to walk around the zoo with our friends and not have to leave because she's screaming at the top of her lungs because she's in the stroller and not in my arms. I know this is temporary and I keep telling myself that but I really wish it would STOP NOW. I like time away from my babies - it makes me love them more. Thank God she sleeps on her own, though.
Enough of my venting though. She's still gorgeous and sweet and happy as long as I'm doing whatever she wants, LOL. And J is being great through this difficult phase with Sarah, thank God. I don't know what I'd do with both of them losing it on a consistent basis.
J finger painting. What a mess!
Sarah loved her sippy cup.
First time in the sand. She wasn't too sure.
I found a sand art kit at Target for $5. I used to love making these at Great America when I was a kid - J also enjoyed it. He made one for Shawn since Shawn always seems to get upset when I throw J's "art" away.
Shawn's is the smaller one.
Sarah loves it when J pushes/pulls her in the walker. She's nearly tall enough to reach the floor - maybe another 1/2" and she'll be there. J, on the other hand, was actually walking on his own before he was tall enough to use it!
Fishing with Grandpa - he only tangled the line a couple of times.
Sarah helped Grandpa fish.