I have honestly wanted to get my DNA tested to see exactly what I am for the longest time. (But generally the cost was just too high for me.) This past Mother’s Day, my husband gifted me an Ancestry DNA kit. Finally, I can see what I am. I knew what my mother, grandmother, and my sister were because they actually did DNA kits a few years ago, but I was wondering what I got from my father’s side.
Along with finding out what percentages I am… I also was connected to THOUSANDS of family members! When my husband did his DNA results, he only matched to a few people, but apparently my family members love DNA tests and I am connected to around 6,000 “close family” and over 69,000 distant matches!
I found out I am less German than my family believed, and I am more “English & Northwestern European.” I am about as native american as my family thought, because my mother previously had her DNA tested, we had an idea. But I did pick up less “spanish” than I thought I would get. My mother’s DNA showed up 30% spanish… so and I only got 4%. It’s interesting how DNA is split up.
I am actually surprised I have any IRISH at all in me. I would often joke to my husband that I have NO IRISH in me. My husband had this DNA test done earlier this year and he is 63% Irish. We were talking about how Irish our daughter might be, because she picked up a lot of my husband’s traits, rather than mine. I told my husband that I can wear shirts that say “a wee bit Irish” now.
My husband bought me the DNA test for Mother’s Day of this year and it took a little less than a month to get my full report! This post is NOT sponsored by Ancestry. But if you would like a discount on your ancestry kit, you could use MY code below!
I have talked about food allergies on here before and we have mentioned how my daughter might have FPIES, since all of her symptoms fit perfectly. We went to an allergist back in October 2018 and the allergist said all the tests came out normal, and that we should just watch what we feed my daughter. But we got no diagnosis at the time.
So I called my daughter’s PCP and requested a second allergist to be called since I wanted a real diagnosis. I let her dr now that I thought it was FPIES. Her doctor is a new doctor and looked up the symptoms and suggested it might be FPIES as well, but wanted an allergist as well to look at her. The appointment was scheduled for 8 months later, because pediatric allergists are hard to come by in my town apparently and since my daughter was gaining weight and we were handling symptoms pretty decently, we did not need an emergency appointment.
Yesterday we saw the allergist and I am happy to say that we were right in our diagnosis.
My daughter will see this doctor again when she is 3 to trial all of her old foods she has been allergic to. Until then we have been suggested to see a GI doctor for anything else since this is more stomach related. We have an appointment for August, which we will discuss with the GI any options on seeing a dietary doctor for food ideas.
My main issue with this food allergy is that my daughter isn’t getting everything she needs from her foods she currently eats. She is allergic to Oats, Rice, Wheat, (some corn sensitivities), pineapple, broccoli, turkey… and so that leaves us with a lot of foods she CAN have right now but I want to ensure she is getting all the vitamins she needs for her brain and body to grow at a healthy rate for her age.
I am just relieved this is just FPIES. The doctor said it sounds like classic fpies, the triggers, the time line…everything.
FPIES can be outgrown… so we are hoping her stomach matures. We hope her body will stop rejecting these foods. But now that her PCP will be told that she has FPIES, we can treat it with out him worrying so much. He was hesitant on giving us medication for the vomiting , but now that he knows that its a normal reaction for fpies, and that zofran is often used in the care for FPIES patients, hopefully we can just have support from our regular doctor.
BTW, I am super sick right now- so even posting this took a lot out of me. I have another post I would like to make, but my goodness…I just can’t. I don’t have the spoons to make that post right now…. #thebloggesstribe
My daughter has been scheduled to see a GI doctor for her food allergies for over 5 months now. This week, the day before she was due to go in, she vomited and had a 103.5 fever. So we had to cancel, due to illness. Thankfully we will not have to wait another 5-6 months. No, this time, we only have to wait until August for the rescheduled Dr Appt.
We do have another doctor appointment coming up next week for her allergist. I am really hoping we don’t have to cancel that one because we have been waiting for THAT appointment since OCTOBER of last year. Yeah, tell me about wait lists won’t you.
In the mean time, food allergies. My daughter’s PCP asked me yesterday how we were doing. Fine, I told him. As long as we stay away from ALL unknown foods and any food that we already are aware of that she has a reaction to.
Food allergies are the worst. But recently I found some chicken nuggets that she likes, that are by a company called “Ian’s” . I found them at target last week and she is doing great on them! They are gluten free, but not corn free, so we have to feed them to her on moderation, since corn is IFFY with her.
But I can make these on the run, and they taste decent. I know, I know, I should make some more home made meals, and yes I am working on some home made recipes. But I also need some quick stuff for when we go on trips. Which I am trying to plan more of. I would like to go camping sometime soon with this baby of mine.
If anyone has any amazing camping recipes, that are gluten and rice free, send them my way!
I cannot believe what an amazing backpack I received from Backpacks.com. My son and I travel in the summer time to visit his father and this bag is going to come in handy with all of my son’s electronic devices. I also noticed that it has enough room to substitute for my diaper bag if I ever needed to use it instead!
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See the photos below to see my take on this backpack, from backpacks.com.
As you can see from the photos above, this bag can carry quite a bit. I have two tablets, a laptop and all the cords, as well as a mouse, a speaker and headphones in it! There is even more room available in it as well! You have the option of carrying it by the handle on top, which is amazing and sturdy or via the backpack straps on the back.
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This makes it a great travel bag and my son says it looks very cool as well with the patches!
I personally love the fact that this backpack is Swiss Gear, I absolutely love the brand, and own some more work bags from that company as well, so I know that backpacks.com has some great quality items! The stitching is strong, the backpacks are sold for a great price, and I received this straight to my door via mail. I didn’t have to sort through a mess of bags at the stores.
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