How Old Are You? How Old is Your PA Child? Their Other Parent?

Posted on: Tue, 02/04/2003 - 11:34pm
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I was fairly sure that I had raised this question before but a search didn't bring it up, so.....

How old are you? How old is your PA child? How old is their other parent?

I'm 43. Jesse is 7. His Father is also 43.

(Thank-you for Cindia for the idea for this thread [img][/img] )

Best wishes! [img][/img]


Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 12:32am
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Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

i'm newly 37 (and loving it. sarcasm. no allergies other than horrendous hayfever during the fall months. gets better every year though and was totally absent during all my pregnancies????), my husband is 42 (allergic to walnuts and pecans - and who knows what else since he's never been tested- and also claims to have been allergic to peanuts as a child. his mother says he broke out horribly and had facial and tongue swelling then to all nuts and peanuts. he just avoids them all and doesn't like them anyway. can't get him to go to the doctor for real advice), our two PA girls are 7 and 4 (allergic to soy, wheat and egg each also. though not allergic enough to really mention at this point. ezcema). our other two kids are son, 11 (his) and daughter,12(mine). they were blessed to have a different genetic combination (haha) and have no known allergies (other than seasonal for my daughter). joey
btw, my dad (physician) believes that my girls could be PA due to the excessive amounts of peanut butter i consumed during my (diabetic) pregnancies. i literally ate it at least 3-4 times per day in lieu of other sources of protein. i didn't know any better. i had never heard of peanut protein possibly crossing the barrier to the baby and creating a problem. others think my husband's allergies are the culprit. though it doesn't really matter at this point, i would be curious to know what really happened.

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 12:44am
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Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

Hi Cindy,
I'm 39(just turned in Nov [img][/img]) and dh is 35(36 in May)
and pa son is 5(6 in April)

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 1:01am
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Joined: 08/19/2002 - 09:00

Hi Cindy,
I am 38 as of yesterday...thanks again everyone! DH is 40 (41 in August) and our PA son is 8. (9 in April). [img][/img]
Stay Safe!

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 1:21am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Hi Cindy,

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 2:07am
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Joined: 01/10/2000 - 09:00

Hi Cindi- I'm 34, pa dd is 5 and dh is 36.

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 3:23am
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Joined: 03/10/2002 - 09:00

I'm 32 (33 in Sept)
DH is 35 (36 on Saturday)
DD is 2 (3 on April 15) & is PA & TNA
DS is due on April 15
I also think my DD PA & TNA is due in part to the large amounts of Peanutbutter & Tree nuts that I ate while pregnant. We had no allergies in our family, so I was never told to avoid Peanuts & other nuts.

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 5:47am
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I saw another good question staring at me just in this thread, but thank heaven for all, it went away (it may come back [img][/img] )
I did not eat copious amounts or actually any amounts of pb while pregnant with Jesse. I have hated it since I was four years old. I do know that I may have eaten some peanut products, but not enough that I carry the Mother Guilt of having given Jesse his PA because of my eating peanut products. Nope.
I'm at least relieved of that guilt.
I'm wondering if it simply isn't something to do with not being fit for reproduction in some way. That sounds absolutely terrible, but I mean just the combination of the Father (or Mother) and your qualities, you're bound to have a child that is a particular way. Although, when I look at DH, actually he didn't have any childhood allergies or difficulties, anything has been later on in his life. I'm the one that the allergies would really come from. Ah, who knows. That's why we continue to explore here I guess.
But no, I definitely am not responsible, because of my eating habits for Jesse's PA.
I didn't mention my daughter, although I see others did mention their non-allergic children as well because she isn't PA.
At any rate, I also have my non-PA daughter, Ember, who is 5. Very pleased and proud that she lost her second baby tooth this week. [img][/img]
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 7:46am
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Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

cindy: i had to laugh at your comment about "not being fit for reproduction!" [img][/img] the running joke around here, since our two older kids from previous marriages are not PA (or allergic to anything serious), is that my husband and i have some freakish genetic combination! haha. of course i wouldn't say that in front of my PA girls but we do occasionally make little jokes about our combined gene pool! [img][/img] i do, however, really feel that there is some validity to the theory that peanut protein crosses over to the baby in some instances. it's something at least to consider. if you think of how PA is on the rise (or does it just seem that way now that we are paying attention to it?), then it would be worth looking into the large amounts of peanut butter and such that expectant mothers consume. i've even wondered if the next generations' PA kids won't be due in part ot the large amounts of peanut butter young people are eating now. does a body build up some sort of antigen to large amounts of it, or something?? then pass it on to offspring? i don't understand the process well enough to comment any further about it. just a thought. naturally...i have once again gone the wrong direction with the topic.. i am so bad about that. hope no one thinks i'm sick talking poorly about my own gene pool; we just try to keep it light around here sometimes. [img][/img] and, besides, if i may say girls are genetically blessed in too many other ways to count.joey

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 9:13am
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joeybeth, I know exactly what you're saying [img][/img] Really, when I look at it, aside from Jesse's PA and Ember's need for glasses, the only other things that DH and I brought together into the mix with our gene pools are controllable things that I would have to deal
with (or not, hopefully) later on in life, which don't even need to be talked about right now. Oh, and Jesse definitely gets his teeth from both parents. Both DH and I had teeth removed at 7 years of age to make room for our big people teeth coming in, and guess what's happening with Jesse? Same thing.
Jesse definitely gets his environmental allergies from me. Probably both of them the asthma from me as well. Ember and her eyes, that would be me too.
Of course, I do believe there is some validity to your discussion about pregnant and breastfeeding Mothers who eat pb and consume a lot of peanut products. What I think I'm trying to say, to those Mothers that are consumed by heavy Mother Guilt, is that perhaps it isn't why your child is PA.
Look at me. I have a PA child and I know it's not because of my eating habits. It just happened.
However, this doesn't mean that because I may be an exception, I would encourage pregnant or nursing Mothers to eat pb or peanut products. No way!
I think we did raise a question here under Main Discussion about why we think PA is on the increase. I'll try to find it. [img][/img]
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 9:31am
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Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

I think ea's are on the rise and so are food allergic children from parents that have ea's.


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