This picture was taken 3 days before Noah was born. It's a picture of what the previous 4 years had looked like, minus the extra 35 lbs on my cheeks and belly, but you get what I mean...the 3 of us. And now, here we are again, the three of us, doing life, wondering what God may have in store.
On Thursday, the 3 of us went to an appointment with my sister who is a PA-C with an ENT. Jason has bad seasonal allergies, I feel like I'm allergic to some foods, though I don't really know which ones, and Em has bad eczema. We then went to a lab to have blood drawn for food allergy panel testing. Em was so excited! The lab guy couldn't believe how brave she was...I told him that she learned bravery from her little brother. Em didn't cry or flinch or anything, and I don't know why since the guy kept the elastic pinched on her arm for 10 minutes while he searched for a good vein, then proceeded to "fish" for the vein with the needle in her arm...Jason went first and came out with a manly bruise. I was second and put the pressure on. I told the guy about the 11 pokes the nurses gave me when I had my miscarriage and then they finally called in a lab girl who got it right away. I said the best of the best is "Tony the amazing lab guy" at Children's Hospital in Denver! He hadn't drawn blood in 7 years and got my vein on the first draw and I couldn't feel a thing! ANYWAY, hopefully we'll have results to our food panel by the end of next week. I'm very curious to see what our allergies are since Noah was allergic to everything!
Incidently, since Dana's clinic is ear, nose and throat, I had my hearing tested because for a few years I've been slowly losing hearing in my left ear and I have a constant drum beat or ringing. Well, I found out, not only can I not see without some seriously strong contacts or thick glasses, but I have classic otosclerosis. It's where the muscles that contract the inner ear bones start calcifying. So, that's neat...I still can touch, taste and smell!