Chloe’s 15 month checkup

Little Chloe got out of getting shots today.  Since she’s been exposed to chickenpox, we decided it was better to wait out the incubation period before hitting her immune system with the MMR or giving her the varicella/chickenpox vaccine. 

Length: 32.25 inches (90%)

Weight: 22 pounds, 5oz (40%)



Chloe at 2 months

I feel like these 2 months have gone by so fast!  Each kid seems to be growing up faster.  Obviously, that’s not true.  I just have less time to take it all in compared to when I only had Caleb.

Chloe got her shots yesterday.  Ouchie!  She cried the whole way to the doctor’s office and the whole way back.  We thought we had a car seat baby when she was younger, but she has proven that the car seat is not her friend.  *sigh*

Weight = 12# 5oz

Height =  22.5”








Chloe’s Already 1-Month Old

1 Month has gone by already!  Chloe’s now 10lb, 5.5oz and 21.5 inches long. 

Breastfeeding is going well.

Unfortunately, she’s not the sleeper Chris & I wish for, but at least she likes the Ergo baby carrier.

She has an adorable smile, and loves to look around at everything.



Here’s a picture of me with Uncle Eric.  He’s funny.  I like him.



Here’s a picture of me with my friend Paige at church.  She’s a cutie too.



Auntie Laisa helping my exhausted mommy out.  Caris still gets too close to me.



Here I am chilling in mommy’s arms.


Chloe’s Jaundice Check

Chloe is doing great!  She saw the pediatrician today and has surpassed her birth weight already.  She’s a whopping 7#,12oz.  Like her siblings, she loves to eat.  She has treated us very nicely.  It must have just been the jaundice that made her so fussy and not want to eat in the hospital. 

5-Day Stats:

Weight = 7lb, 12 oz

Height = 20.5 inches

Head Circumference = 35cm

9-Month Shots

Caris got her 9-month shots today.  Her thighs are sporting some Charlie Brown blue bandaids.  Caleb got his influenza booster shot.  It’s a “I’m really out of it” benadryl day for him. 

OK, the 9-month stats for our baby girl…

Length – 28.5” (80%)

Weight – 18lbs, 6.5oz (45%)… and everybody tells us she looks so chubby!  Maybe it’s just an Asian thing to tell somebody their baby looks chubby.




Caleb’s Growing

Caleb had his 18-month pediatrician appointment this morning.  He finally recognizes the place as the place he gets shots.  He started crying as soon as daddy brought him into the exam room.  Awh… but only 1 shot today.  Caleb is now almost 24 pounds (25%) and 33 1/2 inches tall (75-90%).  If you know this boy, he eats soooo much, but I guess all that food goes towards his running around and playing.

On another note…. As I’m sitting here with the baby monitor, I can hear a dog howling.  Stupid dog.  We have new neighbors behind our house.  They have a dog.  Don’t wake up my child, dog.  Stupid helicopters and airplanes.  We think they changed the flight pattern at El Monte airport or something, cuz a few months ago, all these planes started flying directly over our house when they’ve never done so for the last 7 years I’ve lived here.  Oh well.  Just don’t wake up our child.

Food Allergies

Little Caleb has had multiple sudden reactions to food he’s eaten.  We finally figured out what he’s allergic to… MILK!  oh my.  I love milk.  I love ice cream.  I love yogurt.  Caleb can’t have any, for now at least.  His first reaction at the end of March was to Beechnut rice cereal.  We knew he wasn’t allergic to rice since he’s had it before from another brand.  But this rice cereal has “whey” in it… a milk product.  Then at the beginning of May, Caleb had banana yogurt.  He’s had teaspoons of yogurt in the past, but this time, he ate a whole cup of it. 

We still weren’t completely convinced.  Maybe it was some other ingredient?  We offered Caleb some cottage cheese with mango a couple weeks ago.  He got hives all over his face and neck.  Poor Caleb! 



Chris tried this fish dish (the fish was poaches in milk, but that was it).  He turned red around his mouth.  This Monday, I fed him a small piece of whole-grain chip.  I noticed that familiar itchy redness start around his mouth too.  The chips were sour cream and chives.  No more milk products for you, baby boy.


So, Caleb had blood drawn 3 weeks ago for the pediatric allergist.  We got the results yesterday.  Caleb’s allergic to milk, casein, egg whites, peanuts, and oats.  Well, all of them are borderline allergies on his labwork, and may not be true allergies.  But, for now, the allergist says no milk or eggs until Caleb’s at least 2 (after he gets his blood tests repeated).  And no nuts at all including peanut butter until he’s at least 3 (if his blood test then is clear).  Caleb can have oats in moderation since he doesn’t seem to have had any reactions to his oatmeal. 

And, Caleb showed a slight increase in his IgE’s to cat dander.  Oh no!!!  It’s not very high.  But, the doctor warned that Caleb may develop a worse allergy to cats… or it just might disappear as he gets older.