Hi all! I hope everyone's weekend is going well!
Amy I feel the same way. I absolutely adore being DS's mama and can't believe how lucky I am to have the priviledge.
I second the suggestion of trying some BM in Phoebe's eye. When Sayon had a clogged duct it seemed to keep the guck down till it opened up.
Marylizah, owie on the hemmorhoids.
: I hope they clear up soon. And my little guy is reaching for and grabbing everything in sight! I love it!
Have fun in the middle/south of France. Sounds beautiful! Wish it were us!
Still thinking of your ILs mama.
Max I'm a total baby hog.
Well, DH can get in on the lovin', but I just want him with me all the time. He's my wee snuggle bunny.
Thanks so much for the book rec! I'll definitely check that out.
Michelle what gorgeous little cutie pies! How was the wedding?
What a relief for you Sydnee. That's awesome that you guys were in the same place with the vacation.
sheandaru glad you could join us!
I'm wondering about your wrap too (cute pic BTW!). I've been wanting to get DS on my back for a minute now but I'm trying to wait till his head control is a wee bit better. He's great at holding it up from falling back and with the front he holds it up for a while then it slowly tips forward.
Amanda she's a gorgeous little chunkster! Keep up the good work mama!
: Erin I thought I was the only one with the Super Nanny guilty pleasure! I don't always agree with everything (who agrees with everything though right?
) but I really dig her style for the most part and I feel like so much of her advice may come in handy for us in the future.
Oh, I have tried BM on the wee one's bum and his rash gave me the finger. I've found quite a few uses for BM the wonder drug.
Erin Part 2
more cutie pies! I love the pics! No justification needed mama, do your thang.
So what was the MDC cloth diaper fiasco? I think I may have heard a little something about it but I'm not sure. Were pics of babes being used in a negative way?
So the ped was a woman, which I didn't realize, made me feel a little less uncomfortable. Gave me no probs with the vax issue, didn't even have to sign a waiver. She just needed to know why we were declining them for some forms of theirs so religious exemps it is.
She barely even glanced at the rash though
: and diagnosed DS with eczema. I'm not sure if I buy that or not.
I was the one to put my baby on the scale and the length measurer. No one tried to take him from me, yay! I was so afraid that I would have to give someone the smackdown if they tried to retract him. Nada. Double yay!
I asked for the inserts from the vax packages and maybe she didn't really get what I was saying or something, maybe
, I dunno, instead she came back with some copies of info about the vaxes. I was ready to motor though so I figured I could maybe look up the PDF files online.
I tried to ask her some questions about vax, if she felt they were safe, etc. and that didn't really go anywhere. She said that in 24 years she'd never seen a reaction. "Never?" I said. "Well, fever and such..." Didn't really elaborate. She just feels like vax prevents the diseases and so on. I wasn't trying to get into a they do/they don't work debate type of thing so I just left it at that.
She wants to give vitamins and D-drops at 6 months. We'll see. I don't think I really wanna do the D. I'm not too worried about him getting a bit of sun each day. I need to look into the vitamins more.
Sayon's skin seems super sensitive. I feel so bad that I can't seem to keep the red/pink away.
: The ped gave me some Aquaphor, Cetaphil, and something else samples to try. I'm not sure how I feel about constantly using them. The Aquaphor has petrolatum as the active ingredient. She said olive oil is not always the best way to go. And the cornstarch may be a bad idea too. *Sigh* We'll see how things go. Even if I sell my stash and start trying Kissaluvs I just don't think we can afford it. To have to keep buying a new stash everytime he outgrows a size will get pricey. I know my friend will let us pay little by little though. And I'm keeping an eye out in the TP and some other diapering spots.
Okay, I really need to make dinner soon...