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*This series focuses on our adventures in parenting and all the ups and downs along the way*
It was a typical bedtime in our home and I was carefully rocking and nursing Savy Baby (6.5 months old). I then tried to put her into her crib for the night. In an instant, she rolled towards me and started violently vomiting (exorcist like) through the crib rails and all over her room. Over the course of the next hour she would vomit or gag on and off. I called our pediatrician and they said likely a stomach flu. They told me the warning signs for dehydration and what to do. Eventually she drifted off to sleep and I was able to nurse her without issue 3 hours later. No fever, no other symptoms. The only thing we could think is the avocado she had for dinner didn't sit well or it was in fact a stomach virus.
We decided to not give her another avocado and cut out solid foods for a few days to help her body "reset" from the incident. Day 3 after the incident, we gave her squash with no issues. Then 10 days after the incident, we gave her sweet potatoes (which she has had before) and oatmeal baby cereal (a new food) for dinner. Three hours later, at bedtime, cue the exorcist! This time it was slightly more violent and I was starting to worry about her little body seemingly passing out between sessions. It again lasted only an hour and she went out. Again, I nursed her 3 hours later with no problem. When I called the pediatrician, he thought "maybe a food allergy, maybe not". He said to stay away from avocados, sweet potatoes and oatmeal for now. If it happens again, he will send us to an allergist for testing. I have a blogger friend over at Courtney's Sweets who I immediately thought of when the second incident occurred. I thought of her because her sweet daughter has been diagnosed with a condition called FPIES ( Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome).
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Okay, let's be honest, one of the best things about having kids is you get to play with TOYS again! And what is more fun than a weekend filled with the latest and greatest toys of the year?! I am super excited to be attending the Chicago Toy & Game Fair at Navy Pier for the very first time.
Not only will there be tons of fun toys and games, but family focused events as well! There is something for everyone in your family!
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If you are a parent, you know you are always on the hunt for ways to keep your kids healthy. And with cold & flu season here, it's even more a priority than ever! Hyland's Health is bringing you the chance to learn about important strategies for keeping your kids healthy in a fun Twitter chat!
*Disclosure: This post is not sponsored in any way. These are simply the apps I personally love to use on my Android smartphone and iPad this month. Use at your own risk :-)
Photo Editing: Photo Grid - Collage Maker
Cost: Free or $1.99 for ad-free version.
I have tried a ton of apps, and this is by far my favorite on my Android smartphone. In fact, a lot of the images you see on my review and blog posts have been edited using this app. Some of my favorite features include:
-Single Photo Editing
-Collage Creation - Grid and Free Layouts
-Custom fonts for text overlays
-Photo editing settings for Instagram posting
-Tons of editing options