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blueeyedmanda

Exciting Christmas Gift

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Santa is bringing a bundle of joy to my parents house this Christmas. She is arriving tomorrow. My parents are foster parents and they take in children from infant to 4 years. The past few months my parents have taken a break with my sister having her baby and the wedding. My parents have been taking in children since I was 3, so we love when they are getting a new kid.

The Baby is a girl, she is 6 months, her name is Sierra and she has a head of blonde hair. I cannot wait to see her. She will be coming to my house this weekend with my mom. So this is the baby's first Christmas and so we are going to get her special things for her. Kids make Christmas so much more fun at our house, we miss them when there are none.

I am just soo excited!!!!


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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That's exciting Amanda. What good souls your parents are. Joy to your family this Christmas Season.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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I just tracked down our camera charger so I can take some pictures. I can then update my avatar too.


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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Amazing news, Amanda!!! I can't wait to see the picture! :D


-Sarah

--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007

--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.

--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.

--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

Time heals all hurt of heart... but time must be won.

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:) :) :):D !!!!!!!!

>>>>>>> tom <<<<<<<

Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.

Gluten-free since 12-03

Dairy-free since 10-04

Soy-free since 5-07

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Those little ones are so lucky to have you guys. There is nothing like looking at the Xmas tree holding a little one and watching their faces when the lights go on. It sounds like you and your family are going to give her the best present any child can have, a warm and loving home with lots of hugs and kisses.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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What helps right now, is our niece is 8 months so there will be clothes on hand for the first few days until my mom gets a chance to get to the store and get her some things of her own after the holidays.


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Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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Ooh--I'm so excited for your family!!!!

Looking forward to the picture.... :D


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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I am so happy not only for you and your parents but for Sierra, she is quite a luccky little girl. I think your parents are wonderful people for doing foster care.... most people aren't capable of taking in a small child caring for it, loving it then being able to let go when its time for the child to go back to their parents. I think thats the hardest thing of all... the letting go, never knowing if the child is healthy or happy.


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Well my mom has brought her home. There was a mistake made, her name is Sabrina. My mom says she is very cute and she keeps smiling when you talk to her.


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Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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Aww Amanda, that is so sweet! What a great gift!!! :)

Kassandra


Dairy/Casein Free- March 2007

Gluten Free- May 2007

Soy Free- August 2007

Sugar Free- January 2008

Starch Free- January 2008

Egg Free (again!)- February 2008

Sulfur Free- May 2008

Dx'd Lyme Disease and co-infections- December 2007

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That's awesome :). Definitely want to see some pictures!

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Well my mom has brought her home. There was a mistake made, her name is Sabrina. My mom says she is very cute and she keeps smiling when you talk to her.

Aww, that's so sweet :)

What a wonderful Christmas gift for your family Amanda!

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So I am here and boy is she a doll! She has reddish blonde hair and she is a smiler! She is currently squirming in my lap. I will get some pictures in the morning and load them once we get to my house.


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Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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Can't wait :D

She sounds like a little sweetie!


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Here she is!!!! She is such a good baby. Very pleasant and always smiling and laughing. She can crawl all over and is starting to pull herself up so she can stand when next to things. She was in and out of our car all day shopping and making the trek to my house, she never whimpered, just kept laughing. She always smiles when you talk to her :)


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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What a beautiful baby girl! and what nice people your parents are to share their homes, lives and blessings. It's times like this that I a reminded that there are still righteous people in this world.


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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We just got back from dropping my Mom and Sabrina off at home....man it was hard to say goodbye to such a cutie. John loved her.


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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We just got back from dropping my Mom and Sabrina off at home....man it was hard to say goodbye to such a cutie. John loved her.

she's gorgeous!! congratulations to u and ur parents!! :D:lol::D


<3 Erica!! :)

diagnosed with celiac on 12/26/07 (endoscopy)

positive biopsy results for celiac 1/2/08 =(

gluten-free since 12/27/07

aha! TTG levels at 3 as of 9/26/08 =D

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What a blessing for everyone involved! She is beautiful! :wub:

You and your family are strong, loving people.

Happy New Year!

-Julie


Loves of my life: God, my hubby, and my baby boy!

"I will never give up on my dreams; I will simply modify my path for reaching them." (JH-me).

"Life's a dance you learn as you go, sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow"

(John Michael Montgomery).

"I'm gonna be somebody, one of these days I'm gonna break these chains" (Travis Tritt).

"Life is better left to chance. I could have missed the pain, but I'd have had to miss the dance."

(Garth Brooks).

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She enjoyed the wrapping paper and boxes more than the toys when we did the gift exchange...my sisters and I spoiled her :P

Plus, my sister tammy's baby, Silvia is 1 month older so it is a nice playmate for her.


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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