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Have you ever done anything crazy while you were pregnant? I'm not talking about pregnancy-brain, oh so forgetful. I'm talking about big changes. When I was pregnant with Zoe I sold our first townhouse. Then I sold our second townhouse when I was pregnant with Ashley.
This pregnancy I didn't sell our house, but I did cut off 10 inches of my hair. I don't regret doing it—I loved how it looked. The problem was that my hair was growing so fast I needed to get it cut every two weeks. Now, I adore my hairdresser, but a trim every two weeks was more than I could handle. So I've been growing it out—no joy.
I'm almost there though. A few more inches and I'll have the Ashley 'do :-) We can be twins.
Speaking of Ashley, we did a DMSA challenge a few weeks ago. If you don't know what a DMSA challenge is, it means we tested her urine before and after chelating (pulling heavy metals and other poisons from her body). Oh my. Before the DMSA there wasn't much, but after DMSA we got a lot. Her doctor was very excited. Notably we got aluminum, barium and mercury (though not nearly as much mercury as the others—mercury hates to come out), just to name a few.
I didn't really see a change in Ashley after this challenge until I was gone for a few days at the expo in Chicago. When I came back the improvement in her speech was really noticeable. Woohoo :-) Hopefully we will see progress with other areas of development also, as we continue. I especially pray for the day she is potty-trained.
So we got back last night from vacation at my mom's, and there is nothing to eat in the house. I'm off to go grocery shopping. But before I leave, here is my 7 months photo, taken yesterday morning, as we were about to leave for the airport. I've gained around 20 pounds, which is no fun, but I exercise and I don't overeat, so what else can you do? :-) It's still half what I gained with Zoe and Ashley by this point, which I know is thanks to my diet.
I've been getting lots of emails and comments from you guys, wanting to know more about DMSA, how and why we do it. I'm so glad you want to know more :-)
Click HERE to read the short version our personal story. Note: Unfortunately, OSR is not currently available, which is why we are using DMSA again.
Also, I copied and pasted the other links from that post below:
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