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Friday, November 21, 2008

Peanuts for thought

Have you heard the latest from the health experts about kids and peanut allergies? They are now saying that contrary to their earlier advice, women should NOT avoid peanuts during pregnancy and breastfeeding AND that it's probably not a good idea to wait until age 1 to feed kids peanut butter. They think they might have been creating more peanut allergies instead of preventing them with the 'old' advice.

Wow, can I get one of those 'expert' jobs?

I was pretty darned shocked to hear that you weren't supposed to eat peanuts while pregnant. I didn't even get the memo on feeding peanut butter until it was too late. Frankly, a nine-month-old that can't have a peanut butter sandwich would probably starve in my house.

I know my memory is fading, especially where incubation was concerned, but I think I ate pretty much everything. Lots of everything. I don't remember avoiding ANYTHING when I was preggers. Oh, except housework.

Ahhh!
*The lightbulb goes on!*

That would explain why the only thing my girls are allergic to... is CLEANING!

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I am very thankful to be part of a very healthy family. It isn't but once or twice a year that one of us gets hit with some viral smackdown. When we do, though, it's usually a doozie that we share completely. Last week Omega brought home a major snotbomb that hit me yesterday. All night I drifted in and out of sleep, feeling like trolls were pulling all my muscles out through my ears and wondering if I would ever be able to swallow again. My voice varies between floor rumbling bass and Tiny Tim shrill. The harder I try to talk, the more I get but a squeak. I had a hard time giving my order at the bagel shop this morning. The bagel-ess was a bit short on English skills so, of course, I had to talk LOUDER so she could understand me. She just laughed. Alpha had to order for me... boy the circle of life, huh, when your kid has to talk for you.

Sunday, I'm leaving town on family business - back to the land of my birth, to test the strength of my patience and my pills. I will be gone for over a week and may not have much opportunity to post or comment or even lurk, so I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! No fighting over the drumsticks... and make sure you get that bird up to 165 degrees.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Regarding a couple suggestions on prior posts...

The crazy cat sleeps where he wants to sleep. He makes terrible noises if he is not where he wants to be. And then the dog gets worked up... and Homer starts yelling and Jane gets LESS than a half night's sleep.

No way, no how that anyone else is allowed to touch my beloved washing machine. I waited too long for its beautimous, high-efficiency wonderfulness. Only Jane! is allowed to push her buttons. I prefer to abuse their free labor on things like floors and bathrooms.

21 comments:

meg said...

Hmmm, must have missed both those memos.
Have fabulous time, snotbombs & all; we're off to spend the day with my nutty family & share their germs :-P

Shana said...

Hmmm,do 'experts' know anything? They keep changing their minds!!

Yay for your beautimous, high-efficiency wonderfulness of a washing machine. Maybe I could send my laundry to you??

Have fun on your family business!!!! Happy Thanksgiving.

Yeah, I think my next car will be orange too. Easier to find in a parking lot!!

Miss Thystle said...

my RL BFF is preggers and half the stuff the "experts" say must be done was on the no-no list many years ago and half the MUST NOT list used to be "musts" which means they know NOTHING, IMO. So I say, ignore them and do what seems best.

J'Ollie Primitives said...

Snot bombs. Ewwww.
Experts. Ewwwwww
Housework. Definitely allergic.
Have a great Thanksgiving!

Debbie said...

I live with these expert things by just doing what I want and not listening to them. A mom knows best anyway.

Shanna said...

OMG I freaked out a little bit when I saw I'd already posted AND didn't remember typing ANY of it. Then I realized with great relief that it's not ME. LOL

Ok, so I have been saying ALL ALONG not to stop eating that stuff while pregnant. I ate all the stuff they said not to eat and my kids aren't allergic to anything. I have to admit though, when I saw their tiny little faces and the Dr. told me not to feed them PB or honey for the first year, I minded ... but on their first birthday they had a pb&honey sandwich! (not literally, but you get the idea)
*ahem* I don't get the flu shot for any of us either...

I hope your troll cold goes far far away and FAST because it's the weekend!! Happy Friday ;)

Anonymous said...

You will be missed. Please do try to find a computer........stay safe, g

j said...

Hi Jane, I hope you have great thanksgiving week! Will miss ya. BTW according to guzzle, I mean google, Boones Farm is still available and is reported to be the beverage of choice within the social circles of leading democrats.
j

jill said...

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Noanie said...

Hope you are feeling better today. I'm thinking a good pair of ear plugs is in order then if the cat likes to sleep under the bed. And even though I am one of the ones who suggested the girls do their own laundry, I completely understand the territorialness of your new washer.

Have a good trip and a great holiday!
Peace

t i m said...

Allergic to cleaning? I think I can relate. :)

Kat said...

I missed those memos too must have been why I was bigger than a boat, hmmm...
Happy Thanksgiving Why Family!

Paige said...

It is hard to keep up with what is going to kill people the fastest these days, isnt it?

Angie Ledbetter said...

Have a great and wondrous holiday!

Pat's Adventures said...

Just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving Jane to you and yours. Miss you, I keep forgetting to come over here to see you. Duh! God Bless Hugs, Pat

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, J. g

thesleepdeprivedmomma said...

I do hope your Thanksgiving is full of love and laughter, Jane! God Bless you and your family as you travel.

Tracie said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Domestic Goddess said...

Hope you had an excellent Thanksgiving! You have an award on my blog, so if you'd mosey over and pick it up, that would be great!

Btw, this is 'Imp' from Lynn's blog...Just in case you thought I was just some unknown whack job haunting your blog. Whack job, yes, completely unknown, no :oP

Noanie said...

Hope you're still sane after your time away! Waiting with bated breath for your next entry :) Peace

Anonymous said...

I thought for sure you would have posted today! I suppose you must be very busy working.......hope your week goes well, g