Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Nothing New

It's been relatively quiet around here, really nothing new or exciting to talk about. 

Brooke will be working hard the next couple of weeks on perfecting her part in the musical.  She has practice four nights a week, next week the practices will be four hours each.  Then they will be performing next Friday and Sat. nights.  It's been a blessing that she's had a small break in her cheer schedule to concentrate on the musical.  Cheer will start back up with basketball at the beginning of Dec.

This weekend Brooke will be attending "Informal", a dance for the girls in the two sororities of her high school and their dates.  Each year they have two dances, Informal and Formal, one of the neat things they do at the dances is that they hand out gifts to each person with the name of someone elses date on it and they must dance one dance with that other person.  This years theme is 80's and Brooke has already got her outfit ready to go!  She also has her date lined up, a junior named Bryce.  It hasn't been decided yet if she will go out to eat with her date before the dance or just meet him there so she can go with her friends.  Brooke's really excited!

Lexy has decided to join Girl Scouts.  Brooke was never interested so this is my first experience with it.  We attended our first meeting the other night and Lexy had a great time.  I'm not thrilled with the whole cookie selling thing but thank goodness that's just a small part of it.  Lexy's looking forward to the activities, field trips and camp outs.  I'm looking forward to spending mommy & Lexy time with her!

Lexy went for allergy testing earlier this month.  She has been on allergy meds for her entire life, each time we have tried to take her off of them she has gotten severely congested.  Her meds were working fine to help with the congestion but because we don't have any of her family history we really wanted to know what exactly she was allergic to so that if there was anything we could eliminate from her environment/diet then we could work on that.  I was blown over surprised when the allergy testing showed that she was allergic to NONE of the things they tested for (trees, grass, molds, animals, pollen, etc.).  The allergy doctor said "some kids are just congested" and sent us home with a prescription for a nasal spray that I will not be getting b/c I will not torture Lexy like that when her Zyrtec works just fine!  I did ask the doctor if the congestion could be caused by something that she eats/drinks, my thought was possibly milk b/c she has had issued with it in the past (lactose intolerant) but the doctor was quick to tell me that was not possible.  I'm not totally convinced, everything I've been reading the past couple of days says that congestion can be caused by allergies to milk.  I'm going to continue to research but I'm not sure I could eliminate all milk products from Lexy's diet since she LOVES yogurt and cheese :(

Adoption...we have not heard anything new at all.  I check my e-mail several times a day just hoping that there will be an e-mail from our adoption worker...I get a little down each time there isn't :(

Anyway, I guess I had more to say than I thought :-)  And because a post is better with pictures...

Lexy did mommy's makeup with leftover Halloween makeup!

This is now what a sleepover looks like, laptops and cell phones for both girls :)


The Raudenbush Family said...

If you get a chance, come check out and check out the forum to get involved with other preadoptive and adoptive mommies. We could use your voice there!

Michelle said...

Be grateful for some down time where things aren't nuts - except for WOW the huge long rehearsals.

And the allergies? Ummm yes milk can and does cause congestion. A lot of times a dairy allergy goes through the sinuses to express it. My daughter gets pneumonia/RSV/bronchitis/ear infections/chronic runny nose/etc from dairy. Pulling it isn't easy (it's in EVERYthing), but we did it and found alternatives - there is soy yogurt that she loves and vegan (not just soy - many have lactose interestingly) cheese so I can make pizza for her. It's worth looking into at least - good luck!