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Posted on: Thu, 11/02/2000 - 9:14am
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This is an interesting subject! Let's see Axel (who is PA) is about average for his second grade class height and weight wise, he is blonde and brown green eyes, He also has asthma, exzema(sp)and allergies to chocolate, strawberries and amoxicillin. His sister is Blonde, blue eyed and tall and thin, she also has asthma and exzema, as well as has the trait for thalasemia, but no food allergies.
My husband has asthma and environmental allergies. I have environmental allergies and an allergy to sulfa. Neither of us would fit the small and petite category. My husband is about 5'6" and around 200lbs. I am 5'4" and defintely big boned as some people say. My husband is french, english and indian where I am french swedish indian. go figure how we get some of these things that generally go to certain groups.

Posted on: Thu, 11/02/2000 - 9:51am
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OK, I'm going to screw up any possible assumptions & suppositions: our 22-month-old PA child is brown-haired, brown-eyed, & of Mexican (Spanish & Olmec Indian), Cherokee, English, Irish, Scottish, & German heritage. He's 35" tall & weighs approx. 30 lbs. His mom is 5'6" & skinny. His dad is 6'3" & slim.
His mom was a peanut butter fiend during pregnancy & breast feeding.

Posted on: Thu, 11/02/2000 - 12:22pm
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My son is the first person in our family to have PA. There is none on either his father's or my side's of the family. We are caucasian, Scottish and Irish descent. Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 11/02/2000 - 1:11pm
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My PA son has blond hair and hazel eyes. He has a very light complexion. I am adopted so I am not sure as to what my decent is (caucasion) but I am only 5'2 1/2". My husband is 5'8". I have very serious environmental allergies. My younger son is lactose intolerant and has environmental allergies and my oldest is PA/Tree Nut allergic and is allergic to sulfa.

Posted on: Thu, 11/02/2000 - 3:07pm
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This is a really interesting thread... I'm caucasian (adopted so don't know my ancestry) and have been told I look Scottish. I'm 5'4" with a very small frame. I had red hair as a child and am fair skinned with blue eyes. I KNOW my kids inherited their PA from me. Logan is medium skinned, light brown hair, blue eyes, petite. Lauren is tall (36" at 22 mos) but has a small bone structure. Her skin is light/medium, hair blonde, eyes blue.
An interesting aside, the Nurse Practitioner at our pedi office made the comment to me one time that children with allergies tend to have really long eyelashes. Both my kids have incredible lashes.
Rebekah

Posted on: Thu, 11/02/2000 - 5:14pm
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Ok, here's ours.... =)
Hubby-- last name Casey (how Irish can you get? lol) TONS of enviromental allergies, and he suspects what he calls a "mild chocolate allergy" 5' 9" Yes, Irish. *g* with reddish tints in his hair. He WAS fair-skinned as a child, but over time he's darkened up some. *note--he has two sisters and two nephews with tons of enviromental allergies.
Me (the mommy. lol)-- maiden name Terry (gotta love those Irish names!) Asthma, allergic to eggs as a child, and some 'new' enviromental allergies. They didn't crop up until I was pg with my first, but they've stuck around. =( I'm 5'. I claim red hair, but in actuality it hasn't been truly red since I was about 8mo old. It is now 'strawberry blond', but really looks more red when I'm in the sun. =) VERY fair skin. I look like a ghost year-round, and can burn in under 30min! *note- Most of my family has asthma. More than half also have enviromental allergies. One of my brothers had severe eczema as a child...poor kid would scratch to the bone (literally!) it itched so bad. Have no idea what caused it.
Meagan (notice the Irish spelling, it's there for a reason! hehe)-- She's only 2.5yo, but by doubling her height at two years, she is predicted to reach a whole 5' 2". Reddish blond hair. Not as red as I had hoped for, but it'll have to do. VERY fair skin. She burns sooo easy too. No known allergies thus far.
Matthew Ryan (named after granpa, otherwise his 1st name would've been decidely Irish!) -- Matt is our PA kiddo. He's 22mo, so still several months away from the 'predicting age' for adult height (boys is 2.5yr). Last year from age 2mo to about 10mo or so, he was dealing with FTT. At 12mo, he was much smaller than his sister was at 12mo. Today, he is smaller than his sister was at this age, so we're still a little concerned that he will be VERY short as an adult. I'm just hoping he can make it to 5' 7"!! Reddish blond curly (where he got the curls we don't know!) hair, fair skin, but not as fair as myself or his sister. Allergic to peanuts, but so far as we know, nothing else. He has had other 'probs' though. Like the umbilical hernia that still has not corrected itself. He has another 2mo, and then we will have to look into getting it fixed.

Posted on: Thu, 11/02/2000 - 6:45pm
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I'm starting to feel somewhat guilty!! There are an estimated 70 million people in the world with Irish ancestry, maybe it's our fault, LOL!!.
We'll, I'm Irish as far as anyone can remember, but I have an English surname, so I guess there must be some English in my genes. I have light brown hair (when the dye runs out!), blue eyes and pale skin with freckles. My mother is a red head with lots of freckles, but my dad is dark with brown eyes. They're both quite small and I'm 5'4" (but I don't see that as very small).

Posted on: Thu, 11/02/2000 - 8:25pm
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rebekahc -
That's interesting about the eyelashes - my daughter, Erin (can you guess we're of Irish descent, too?), has very long eyelashes. Things that make you go hmmmmm....

Posted on: Thu, 11/02/2000 - 10:01pm
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O-K. . .the eyelash thing is interesting! My husband has very long eyelashes. When we were dating, I used to make fun of him (actually I was just jealous) and ask him how he could even see out of his eyes without his lashes getting in the way. He has severe environmental allergies. Both of my boys inherited his eyelashes and unfortunately his allergies. My oldest son is the one with pa and we don't know yet about my younger one.
By the way, we are also of Irish decent. I am 5'3", blonde (when younger), blonde by choice now!, small-boned, and very fair-complected. Deanna

Posted on: Thu, 11/02/2000 - 10:38pm
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Ok, I'm Jewish--Eastern European/Russian descent, and my husband's family is from Guam. How's that for ethnic background? My kids are most definitely not fair-skinned. However, just to keep it interesting, someone did geneology on my husband's family, and his great-great-great-great-great-grandfathter was Scottish!

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