Sunday, August 15, 2010

Testing, Testing

Well, Analise's GI specialist gave us the go ahead 2 weeks ago to relax a bit on the rotation diet, and go ahead and VERY SLOWLY reintroduce milk and soy into my diet and see what happens. Well.... I never would have dreamed it, but she seems to be FINE with milk in my diet!!!! I started with just a splash in my egg beaters, and continued with small amounts cooked in, and eventually progressed to 2 servings of milk, a weight watchers fudge bar, and a dinner out without restrictions on butter or cheese at an Italian restaurant, all in the same day! Totally amazed! I am really fearful of trying soy, though, as all her flare ups were linked to some sort of minimal soy introduction. I am thinking a cookie I made with soy milk that is sitting in the freezer as my test for tomorrow. Then probably nothing for 2 days to see. I am anxious to hear when they will allow me to try eggs, and now yogurt and cheese with her directly!

Also this week, is our annual visit and testing with the Allergist. Both girls are going, Alexis took the day off, and BOTH should be getting tested. May the force be with us! Keep checking back for results! Testing is Wednesday, and results take up to 3 weeks to get back. Some of the nut ones even take longer. I am always so hopeful before testing, but my hopes are always dashed. Prayers said, and everything crossed that this time is different. I am praying that we can schedule challenges for Isabel! Keep us in your prayers this week!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Well, Isabel celebrated her birthday this past month with THREE celebrations, and three cakes! For her first kids party, we ordered a vegan pull apart cake from Whole Foods. THey needed 2 weeks notice because the custom vegan cakes come from the "main store" but we were pleased. Since I am still soy free, I was not able to taste it myself, but everyone told me it was wonderful! Isa chose chocolate cake and white frosting, with orange flowers. Nothing over the top in decor, but safe, tastey, cute, and convenient to just pull the cupcakes out!

I made her a chocolate cake of my own. I will post the recipe soon, but I frosted it with a simple tub of Pillsbury white frosting. Tonight, I begin my own cake decorating classes, so hopefully soon I will be able to post a tastey frosting recipe with it!