First - my apologies to the grandparents - there are no pics of Harper today. It was a busy day and I put her to bed before I realized I never took her picture. (Bless her heart - I would REALLY hate the child to go one day of her life without being photographed. ha!)
But come back tomorrow - it's her 5 month birthday and the post will be ALL ABOUT HER!
Thanks for the compliments on my necklace from yesterday. I got it at Forever 21 for $5.80. (It suddenly got a LOT cuter, didn't it?)
Today was fun because Harper and I went and had lunch with a special blogger, Amanda. She and her sister Ashley are the ones who made the site www.prayforharper.blogspot.com when we were in the hospital. I didn't even know about it for a while after they had made it. Amanda's husband had to come here on business so she and their 4 beautiful children tagged along and we got to meet!
We spent the afternoon at the doctor because we found out Harper is allergic to fish, eggs and peanuts. So I have started a diet avoiding these 3 and we will check back in after 3 weeks. We will also be re-testing her in about 3 months. I'm thankful she wasn't allergic to dairy and/or wheat because I think I can avoid these foods and continue to nurse. I'm hoping we can get this under control - (luckily I rarely eat fish except on beach vacations, HATE eggs (but unfortunately love desserts and other things eggs get cooked in), and don't eat a lot of peanuts - but it's the peanut oil and Reese's peanut butter cups I might miss. Goodbye sweets - maybe my hips will thank you after a few weeks! I guess this will go along good with the Crystal Light Challenge I am on!
And now I want to give you a few places to visit/pray for:
- Nancy is a girl who recently lost triplets on March 6th at 20 weeks. Out of her pain -she has created something to help others. She has made a site for grieving dads - because she realized there is not much out there for them. So if you know any guys who have lost children - please send them this. http://forumforgrievingdads.com
- I recently had you pray for a little girl, Lindsey, who got a heart transplant on June 5th. She has taken a turn for the worse and is now on ECMO. Please pray for her - you can visit her here.
- Natalie is someone who tried for 5 years to get pregnant only to lose her son full term due to a cord accident. She is pregnant again and is hoping to go see a specialist in cord accidents. Visit here to see how you can pray and help.