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Blueberries

For quite a while we have had suspicions about Abby having an allergy to blueberries. The allergist didn't test her for them (which was a little annoying) so we weren't sure. We decided to slowly introduce them into her diet like we did when the girls were little. Day 1 she ate 3 and did fine. Day 2 she ate 6 and no problems. Today she had about 7 or 8 with her lunch.

Well, you know how you know if your kid has a severe allergy to a food??? It isn't simply that they puke all over you and themselves. It isn't just when the puke touches their skin and wherever it touched they break out in a rash and hives. It is when they start to "swell up like a blueberry" after eating a blueberry.

Poor kid. Way to kick off her birthday weekend. Thankfully an hour after the "incident" she was back close to normal... just a little swollen. Thankfully no epipen (and the ensuing ER trip that would occur) so I am holding my breath that will be the end of it.

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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

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