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IT’S A GIRL!

We interrupt our regularly scheduled celiac related posts… for an announcement:

IT’S A GIRL!

If you’ve been reading any of the other posts, the Baby part of Two Celiacs & A Baby has been a he/she or it combination. We had decided from the beginning that we wanted to know the sex and yesterday, we had the ultrasound…

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Pregnancy Has Made Me Well-Adjusted?

Did you click on the article because you read the title?  The title reads like an oxymoron; a joke.  Who says pregnant women are well-adjusted?  Ha!  That’s sounds kind of crazy…  This woman must be mal-adjusted in her well-adjusted state!

My husband said this to me one day during my First Trimester tears.  “Pregnancy has made you well adjusted.”  We laughed about it and I had to ask what he meant… but now at 19 weeks, I think I understand.

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Teaching My Baby To Fail – The Pursuit of Happiness

It may seem counterintuitive; it feels like we live in a society that says success, success, success.  If you don’t get the A, you aren’t good enough.  If you don’t get the Ivy League degree, you aren’t good enough.  If you don’t, then you aren’t.  Everything is a competition against the person next to you that is doing it so much better.  Build a better, stronger, more competitive resume.  More time, longer work hours, stronger commitments.  Strive for the American Dream.  Strive for accomplishment and titles at the end of your name.  DNP, PHD, RN, BSN, MHP…

In the American Declaration of Independence, our Founding Fathers proclaimed that we are endowed by our Creator with the unalienable right to the pursuit of happiness. (Townhall.com)

What exactly did the founding fathers mean when they said we had the “right to the pursuit of happiness”?  Is the pursuit of happiness the pursuit of things?  Degrees? Grades? Practical jobs? Is it temporary moments of happiness?  Is it a 60 hour work week at a place makes us miserable?  Is it peer pressure?  Is it social constraints?  Is it judging others?

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Will the Baby Explode? Concerns for the First Time Celiac Mom

I have celiac disease.  He has celiac disease.  We’ve made a baby.  It’s still growing inside but I’m already thinking about it.  What about the baby and celiac disease?!

So they say that you can be at risk for celiac disease when there is a first or second degree relative involved.  The rates are up to 5-10% (I believe my doctor said as much as 15%) if you have a relative with the autoimmune condition.  Celiac disease is common with two gene types: HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8.  The numbers assume about 95% of celiacs have HLA-DQ2 and the last 5% have DQ8. Having the genes doesn’t guarantee celiac disease but it certainly makes it a more plausible scenario.  As it stands right now, I’m the only one in my family with this friendly auto-immune condition.  And so is he.  I am not, however, the only one in my family with auto-immune conditions.

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