Yep, today was the day... we took Davey to the Panda Room for his first hair cut. Gina, his stylist, was sweet, good and plenty experienced. Davey hardly fussed and quickly had the hair trimmed up. Now his bangs won't get in his eyes, his hair doesn't tickle his ears and it's trimmed up in back. Our handsome boy!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Well, within seconds of the allergens being applied to his back, Davey was attempting to scratch the itches. Sure enough, he got big old welts for the dairy, egg and peanut allergens. No reaction to the soy, wheat, fish nor shellfish, thankfully. Dr. German says it's entirely possible Davey will outgrow the dairy and egg allergies by the time he's six years old or so. However, the peanut allergy is more concerning in that 85% of kids that are allergic will continue to be so throughout their lives. Here's hoping (HARD) that he's one of those 15% that outgrow that!
So, for the meantime, no dairy, eggs or nuts of any kind. Dr. German also said to avoid any kind of shellfish, as it's a very common allergen.
We'll go back when Davey's three for another round of testing and, at that time, we'll test for other kinds of nuts and, I guess, other allergens.
Break out more vegan recipes!
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Yes, earlier today I posted about David walking to me. Afterwards Davey, Mark and I went shopping at Heller's where Davey enjoyed crawling, exploring toys and furniture and pushing around a toy stroller. We picked up a new high chair, a Stokke Tripp Trapp, which I'd been thinking about since before he was born. He sat well in the sample, and we really liked the way it looks, will perform and that he'll be able to sit at the table with us. Say good-bye to the high chair tray!
Next we went to the Northgate Mall, where Davey could play in the indoor playground and burn off some energy. He only felt like being in there for a few minutes, instead wanting to push his stroller all around the mall. He walked and walked and walked. Then we went to get some lunch -- I got a gyro, which I shared with Davey. He really loved the lamb and ate lots of it!
Once we got home, Rozzie, Prescott and Polly came over to deliver some Girl Scout goodies we'd ordered from Rozzie. They hung out and played with us for a while and then headed home.
After they left, I went grocery shopping and, while I was away, Davey walked across the living room without support. Mark was so excited!!
Once I got home and after Davey had a hearty dinner, Davey decided it was time to do some more walking around the living room. He walked, unaided a couple more times. We got him on video a couple times, but the best times were, of course, when we didn't have the camera handy.
But let's mark down today, November 17 -- when Davey's 13 months, 10 days old -- as the day he really began to walk.
Go Davey, Go!!
You can see Davey walking in the YouTube box in the upper right corner of the blog.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Forgive me, I'm woefully behind on blogging what's been going on in our lives! Time to post a little about Halloween.
We wanted to go to a pumpkin patch to help us get in the mood of the season. But not just some big ol' commercialized patch by the side of the freeway. I wanted Davey's first pumpkin patch to be authentic, rural and not all hyped-up. Through Marin Mommies I found Peterson's Pumpking Patch in Petaluma. It was exactly what I had in mind so Mark, Davey and I headed up and met Bonnie there. We were all really happy with what we found there and it was perfect.
There were Scottish Highland cows, all furry and friendly, hens, roosters, rabbits, geese, horses, a cat and a dog. There were bees as well, as the Peterson's keep bees and sell their honey. There was a huge patch full of pumpkins -- Cinderella style as well as sugar pie and tiny little gourds.
We got to wander around, feed the animals, explore the pumpkin patch. It was all great. Plus we left with one Cinderella, one regular and three little gourds for less than $10.
I expect we'll be going back again next year and for years to come.
Last Saturday we all went to the Bay Area Discovery Museum to see what we thought about it. It was their monthly free Saturday which meant the place was packed and a bit chaotic. On top of that, it was raining so it wasn't possible for us to play outside much. Just the same, Davey definitely enjoyed the toys and activities in the Toddler area and enjoyed the outdoor area for the brief bit that we explored. So we went ahead and got a family membership for the year. This will be a great place for Davey to go when it's too wet or cold out this Winter and when we happen to be visiting Sausalito.
While shopping this afternoon I ran across Organic Vanilla Bean with Green Tea Sandwich Cookies. Organic ingredients, no trans-fats, no high fructose corn syrup nor did it contain any dairy or eggs. And they looked tasty. So I picked up a box and, once home, Davey got an afternoon snack. As you can see, he liked 'em. Who can blame him? I had a couple as well and can say they're delicious!
Monday, November 12, 2007
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Thursday, November 1, 2007
Hangin' at The Plant with Mom, Michael and Joe Satriani's crew. Mom and Mick went to the studio with Davey for a bit yesterday and he was so comfortable hanging out on the sofa, they all decided to let him play piano. He's got the right stance, hm?