Eczema Update

After spending our first year with Nash worrying about the possibility of food allergies, horrible eczema, steroid creams, wet wraps etc… I am feeling so grateful and so relieved that the first year is behind us and that Nash seems better and all that it seems like we are dealing with is a mild case of eczema. This is not to say that eczema isn’t tough to deal with but I think Nash has a pretty mild case and compared to my three-year olds food allergies – I’ll take the eczema any day. I am feeling this huge sense of relief that Nash can eat anything he wants, be around any food he wants and he will not die! For a while I was feeling so afraid that both of my boys would have the severe allergies that Bo does and so far Nash is not showing any signs of food allergies! I know there are many people out there who have multiple kids with food allergies and I am so amazed by your strength, patience and all you do to keep your kids safe on a daily basis.

So many of you have written such sweet comments about Nash’s skin below the pictures I posted of him as an infant and I wanted to update you all with some more current pictures of him so you can see what progress we made. If your infant looks like Nash did – there is hope. I honestly think some of it just got better with age but we also have figured out a skin routine that seems to work for us.

Thank you everyone for all your messages, kind words, prayers and encouragement.

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Eggs!

We have gone back and forth with introducing eggs baked into things for Bo – our 3 year old. It has been about a year and finally we are baking up to 2 eggs into one dozen of anything. It’s so amazing. Our muffins, pancakes and breads are fluffy and most importantly it’s one less food to really worry about. We still won’t give him just a plain egg yet but I also feel like it would not be dangerous for him to be around eggs. That is huge for us! Now I just need to keep baking more and getting more baked eggs into his diet so that hopefully he continues to build up a tolerance and maybe even soon we could try a plain egg!

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