Saturday, October 26, 2013

Past two weeks

A week of healthiness at our house is always a celebrated week. My cough from bronchitis is finally gone, Harper's ears aren't leaking out of her ear canals at the moment, and neither girl has any trace of their bronchitis. It is a great thing! Allergies and sneezing aren't included in our week of healthiness of course but both girls are doubled up helping stay clear. We also switched HG to lactaid rather than buying regular milk and it going bad without her drinking all of it. With that switch, we also switched her from miralax to fiber chewables. The switch has been amazing, she hasn't experienced anything like it since 18 months old. A capful to two capfuls a day beginning at 18 months, suppositories and still at 5, things aren't always happy in that category. Our GI doctor was great with advice when younger but kids are much easier to treat when older. The girl, she eats her recommended fiber, fruit and guzzles water. At an appointment for Harper, our pedi said to just try the two changes since she is older. Whoa. Wow. While she hasn't ever been tested for a dairy allergy or intolerance and I have no plan to pull dairy from her, this switch has been amazing. Her belly isn't bloated and doesn't hurt. I've actually been calling her 'skinny mini' because she doesn't look like she swallowed a watermelon constantly. Sweetness as we would say in our house.

We've played, made messes, cleaned up, gone to the dentist, weekly ultrasounds washed baby clothes, took daddy to the park, attended birthday parties, lots of swim stuff, soccer and even more messes. My upstairs may or may not look like a toy bomb went off.

We are gearing up for a fun and quick weekend.

A scary thing happened today, I used my credit card at the dry cleaners, one card I barely use except at certain places that do not accept Amex. Within 10 minutes, another card had been made, with same numbers and was trying to go through on a transaction in New Jersey at a Walgreens. The total amount was over $400 and was just used in Texas 10 minutes before. Luckily, we tend to use our cards at the same places so it was clearly a red flag. That and the fact that it was at a Walgreens, somewhere we don't frequent and thousands of miles away. While we aren't sure where the information was passed around, I will be using a new cleaners from now on and talking with the owners. It is fairly easy to create cards with others information on it unfortunately. A good friend recently had her discover card, a brand new one she had never used, also used in New Jersey. It is a scary world out there! I am so thankful that is the only thing so far we are aware of and the cards were canceled within a few hours.

Happy weekend!

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