I don't feel guilty. It is what it is. And let's face it, blaming the mom is a tried and true reaction to many developmental issues. I remember when autism was said to be caused by moms who were "too cold" - emotionally unavailable - they called them "refrigerator moms" and blamed autism on that! Like somehow these women did not love their kids well enough and that caused their autism. Can you believe that?
My doc trained at Johns Hopkins, one of the only places they are doing any real food allergy research, and she assures me that food allergy will be eradicated (she uses the word cured) in DD's lifetime. They are already helping kids with peanut allergy through tolerance training. Hopefully we will discover the cause in the process too.
Lurking...but this topic is close to home for me. My 4 yr old DD has a severe milk allergy and an egg allergy. I puked every time I ate eggs while preggo so that rarely happened. I ate an average amount of milk and milk products while pregnant. I ate peanut butter - seriously - at least 90% of the days of my pregnancy (I like eggo waffles and PB for breakfast). No peanut allergy. I am allergic to shellfish and NEVER ate it - have not in years - and she is not allergic.
Frankly, I think all of these studies are crap, designed and carried out by men, to make us even crazier while we are pregnant.
I have a genetic history of food, drug, and environmental allergy in my family - IMO that is the basis of most allergy. Something environmental may trigger it, but as histories go, my people should have died off long ago lol.View Thread
Thanks so much for your input! Those house prices are great - my hometown in Western NY had similar pricing for the size. Our first house was 150K and it was 2400 sq feet on 1/2 acre - can't beat that. Where I am now, you can't get a house for 250K. A townhouse maybe (maybe) but not a house.
Butting in - a girlfriend of mine did this and got pulled over for speeding on the way to the clinic! She had to explain to the cop why she was going so fast but he didn't believe her until she pulled out the cup - then he backed away and was like "ok,ok, just go!" lol
Totally lurking here - I think this thread is so sweet. Anyway, my DD (who is now 4) does a lot of this kind of play in her bed - I kind of see it as her way of processing what happens to her during the day. Like, after her first swim lesson at the pool she came home and spent some time in bed before nap teaching her Elmo and Curious George how to swim. (Right down to the words the instructor and I used tin the pool.) When she had an allergic reaction and needed Benedryl, she gave medicine to her Curious George the next day in bed...she does it quite often. I think it is really sweet, and kind of a nice way to see what is going on in that crazy head of hers.