Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ants in my pants

We know that Curly is allergic to fire ants but we sure hate to be reminded of that fact!
Curly came inside from playing in the backyard and complained of being itchy.  I noticed a welt on her face but she was complaining that her back was itching.  On inspection, I realized that she was having a severe allergic reaction to a fire ant bite.  I gave her some benadryl and then in to the shower she went to cool down.  After her shower, I put some cortizone on some of the larger welts.  Later that evening her back was looking better and she felt less itchy.  Thank goodness!

The next day she complained of being itchy again.  I checked her back and it was round 2.  Her back looked just as it had the day before.  After chatting with our doctor, I learned that fire ant bites can cause a reaction that can linger for several days-it can take several days for the redness and itching to subside.  He recommended some Calamine lotion for the itching and some oatmeal baths.  We were able to get by with some benadryl cream, but next time I'll be more prepared for a lasting or even reoccurring reaction to ant bites. 

Life at the hive is never dull........

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Some exciting times around our hive lately!  Ladybug has joined us and now Bee has turned 2!  I can't believe how quickly the time has passed.  I'm so thankful for such a healthy, happy, adventuresome, and talkative toddler.  Over the past two years, there were times I never thought we would make it to this point.

 Waiting for Baby Bee
 She's here!  Our Easter time baby!
 4 months
We knew something was not quite right but didn't know yet what was ahead
6 months
Constant itching and all-over eczema and still searching for answers
 8 months
Finally some smiles!
Slowly understanding and figuring out the allergies and on the long road to recovery
 10 months
Loving dress-up
 1 year!
 15 months
Still dressing up and still sucking that thumb...
19 months
Love that I can finally cook food for Bee-"normal" food
Here she is enjoying her first ever chocolate pie
 21 months
Enjoying some puddle jumping
 2 years old!
Her birthday BBQ chicken pizza
With a little help from Daddy
 Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Every holiday seems to center around food-and they are all foods that Bee can't eat-Christmas dinners, Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing, Halloween candy, Valentine's chocolates, Easter treats, even watermelon on the Fourth of July.  But we received a special package in the mail-some Easter chocolate sweets for Bee.

 Bee was sweet enough to share and Tiger enjoyed his sucker.

But I do think Bee enjoyed hers more!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Peek A Boo!

Look who joined our hive!
Meet Ladybug!
She arrived just before the month of March and was a cute 6 lbs 14 oz and 19 inches long.  It looks like Tiger is outnumbered!

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