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post #81 of 717
Wow Nani, what an ordeal you went through! And here I am complaining about one measly patch of eczema. I can just imagine how heartbreaking it must've been for you! Poor Sophia, what a brave little girl!


I doubt her eczema is a reaction from my breastmilk as it started after starting solids and seems to react sporadically. I will definitely keep a food journal to try and see what my trigger it. She had a lot of cheese last week, so I'm suspecting dairy which is a known eczema trigger. I'll add probiotics to the diet and give neem a try.
post #82 of 717
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I doubt her eczema is a reaction from my breastmilk as it started after starting solids and seems to react sporadically. I will definitely keep a food journal to try and see what my trigger it. She had a lot of cheese last week, so I'm suspecting dairy which is a known eczema trigger. I'll add probiotics to the diet and give neem a try.
Diary was the trigger for Max so out that went. Do keep in mind it takes a few weeks to get out of your systems. Cod Liver Oil helped and he actually liked it (lemon flavor), which helped, too. He eventually outgrew the eczema. Poor Romi, I hope it doesn't bother her much..
post #83 of 717
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I'm sold by the ad stating: burn more calories with every step. Oh god - I need to wear those constantly...
post #84 of 717
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eczema: Claire has a lot of it. From my reading you want to make sure you have enough fatty acids in their diet. You might consider getting in some fish oil or flax seed oil. I rub evening primrose oil on Claire and that helps a lot.
ooh...thanks!
post #85 of 717
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Hey there mamas,

These threads go so fast, and I never have time catch up on reading them!

I have a question: Can you tell the difference between babbling and real words? Sometimes Seamus says mama with such a demanding voice that I think he must mean me, but I'm not sure because he also does the rambling mamamamama thing.

Valentine's Day: Dh bought me a new pair of red Earth shoes for my Vday present. I've given up on trying to be surprised, and now I just tell him exactly what I want. I figure they're red, so that's a perfect gift. Oh, and the saleswoman tried to kiss him! Weird.

Anyway, we don't have plans to go out because it seems like a hassle. I'm thinking I might send the kids to a babysitter on the Sunday after so we can have some quiet time alone at home-- maybe that will be my present to him.
red earthshoes--nice!! i've been eyeing some red earth boots! check out
if anyone else likes earth shoes--check out this place for earthshoe deals...and it's free shipping and a little independent store!

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Nani: what finally worked? Liam has slight eczema, but nothing drastic. Romi has a mean looking oozing flaky patch on her chin that won't go away and is really driving her insane. Because of the drooling, it's hard to keep the area clean... I've been putting some hydrocortisone & lanolin to try and heal it, but it keeps on coming back
Help :


Kris: nope, never tried a Peewell. But they're affordable and cute, so I say go for it!! You know what I'm loving right now, Clovers. I've got 2 mediums (the fit is large) and they're great. Not cute prints, just cotton velour, but really simple and nice. I think I'm gonna sell my 2 GM prints to fund some of these
hmmm clovers---i'll have to check those out i think i may try a peewell. and i just said this to queen--but i'd like 2 more gms, so if you do want to sell them, let me know.
post #86 of 717
oh and hi to the new mamas here!
post #87 of 717
on and another thing re: ezcema

neem oil has worked well for us...it smells a little like garlic but it works really well-- for yeast rashes too!! but i know you should really treat eczema "from the inside out", like you all have said about different foods causing it. i'm suspicious of wheat, but don't know how to remove that from a picky 3yo diet. if it's dairy, we're in trouble. kaylo and adam are huge dairy guys and we even have a milk cow.
post #88 of 717
Good morning ladies!
And yes, it is a good morning, the sun is even out! I'm just cutting in to share that we had a great night last night- we moved Axel out to his new room in the addition, and we moved Evangeline to his room- I was worried I'd be spending the night down with her, but what a good idea! Axel slept great- from 5 minutes after he went to bed until 7:30. And Evangeline- well,predictably she woke up after we had her settled down at 11 or 12, but then she slept till 4, when I went down to feed her, and then till 7:30 too! Wow, I'm so thankful. She did wake up once or twice (I can hear very clearly, our house is very open and of course her door was open) but she went back to sleep within a minute (otherwise I would have gone down). Probably because she couldn't see us. And I think when we're all in a room together we're very sensitive to each others' noises- like, the last couple nights I would wake up when she moved, or hold my breath to hear her spitting out her soother.
I may have to bring her up to bed for her morning nurse though, cuz I'll miss her snuggly in our bed.
this is the end of the official cosleeping...bittersweet...


oh, and doudat- what prints/colours would you be selling??
post #89 of 717
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Good morning ladies!
And yes, it is a good morning, the sun is even out! I'm just cutting in to share that we had a great night last night- we moved Axel out to his new room in the addition, and we moved Evangeline to his room- I was worried I'd be spending the night down with her, but what a good idea! Axel slept great- from 5 minutes after he went to bed until 7:30. And Evangeline- well,predictably she woke up after we had her settled down at 11 or 12, but then she slept till 4, when I went down to feed her, and then till 7:30 too! Wow, I'm so thankful. She did wake up once or twice (I can hear very clearly, our house is very open and of course her door was open) but she went back to sleep within a minute (otherwise I would have gone down). Probably because she couldn't see us. And I think when we're all in a room together we're very sensitive to each others' noises- like, the last couple nights I would wake up when she moved, or hold my breath to hear her spitting out her soother.
I may have to bring her up to bed for her morning nurse though, cuz I'll miss her snuggly in our bed.
this is the end of the official cosleeping...bittersweet...


oh, and doudat- what prints/colours would you be selling??
maybe you can cosleep again when she sleeps thru the night better! i'm glad that you all slept much better! sleep makes so much difference for health/happiness/etc!!!

hmmm, maybe we'll end up doing a little swapping/buying of gms i'll buy yours, you'll buy hers
post #90 of 717
Evangeline is still the same or midly better with her cold. I've been squirting bm up her nose (thanks kris!) and it does seem to help.

I think she's losing weight! She has been a picky eater lately, also crawling. Oh ya- she's crawling! Well, a one-foot-one-knee crawl- it's so cute- she's the little turtle who one the race. Slow but steady!

Sorry to hear so many people are having skin problems. I didn't know it was so common.

Funny about the baby books- I don't even have one for Eva.

Cute picks, everyone- loved the 'facial' one of Romea!
A
post #91 of 717
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I may have to bring her up to bed for her morning nurse though, cuz I'll miss her snuggly in our bed.
this is the end of the official cosleeping...bittersweet...
Oh, I know how you feel! We moved dd1 out of our bedroom when the new baby needed that space, and she really loved it for a while, then she got jealous a few months later.
post #92 of 717
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New here, but my boy was born on Earth day: 2007. I was just nosing around these threads...all of your babies are sooo sweet and beautiful! thanks for sharing. I've been doing a bit of eczema research ( I make organic herbal body care products) and came across some of these suggestions. I haven't tried any myself, but if you are feeling adventurous...a simple salve made of honey, olive oil and beeswax and also topical b12...I was thinking of crushing some up in a mortar and pestle, adding some evening primrose oil or rosehip seed oil and applying. anyway, love to all!

Welcome! what's earth day boy's name (if you don't mind sharing)
post #93 of 717
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Re: Eczema...
what finally worked is really figuring out what she reacted to and the list was much longer than the list of what she could actually eat. I cut everything from our diet, except rice, chicken and broccoli for a whole week. Since I was still bf (Sophia was about 10 months old), it was really hard on me. She just had breast milk and rice and greens. Then I slowly added foods back in, and I'm still doing that to this day, she still hasn't had any tomatoes, egg whites, soy and a lot of spices.
I kept a food diary for every meal for severral weeks and it can take up to four days for a reaction to come thru the skin, so it's tricky. Her skin is so beautiful now, she just outgrew most of it as I kept it out of her system as much as I could.
I gave her lots of dha oils, primrose oil, borage oil, veggies. At first she didn't even tolerate bifi/acidophilus, but we started experimenting a lot to add healthy things into her diet and ended up creating a fabulous shake for her using rice protein, Udo's oil, Vit.C, and B, plus banana, rice milk and minerals. It became her staple food. My story is endless about all the things we did to make her life tolerable. I had to bind her arms and legs, taping her ankles and wrists so she wouldn't scratch herself bloody. It was heart breaking. Never a dress, not even in summer time. Always in tights or taped pants and shirts. She would just itch herself to a bloody mess, screaming and crying on most days. And yes, cortisone cream up the wazoo, but as little as she could handle. i also made my own creams and salves, also with neem oil, but nothing cured it externally. The healing had to happen from the inside, from the guts and her digestion.
Hey, my writing isn't that bad after the Superbowl Party and two margaritas
Oh, and we did the NAET treatment, it worked temporarily, but it was good to find out what caused her problems at least by doing the muscle testing. She was allergic to my breastmilk! She got trated for that and then it was better. Things have steadily improved since she was about 14 months or so...
Now she has asthma.
Claire still has her eczema that started at 4 months. She has 16 food allergies so we watch her diet too. She has to sleep in footed pj's still. She's looking a lot better since the probiotics (dairy free) and fatty acids. She looks a bit worse today because we went out to eat with family yesterday. Stuff gets in the air and on her skin.

She also has asthma too. She likes her asthma doc.
post #94 of 717
Desmond slept for 3 hours straight! Too bad I was up the whole time. It is kind of sad that I am so excited by that fact too. He actually did it a second time last night too and I did sleep for that period, yay!

I'm trying to get DH to upload the video we made yesterday of him climbing so I can post it for everyone, he is fast.

He had raspberries for the first time today and seems to like them, which is nice, now I have someone else in the house that will eat berries, since DH won't.
post #95 of 717
We had a good night last night as well!! Romi slept from 7h30pm to 11pm, I nursed her and she went back to sleep and woke to nurse at 3am. Woke up at 6h15am. Not too shabby.

As for the GM, I have 2 cupcake prints which are sooo cute! But I really like my Mutt prints a tad more... The only thing is the shipping from Canada which is so darn expensive, so it wouldn't be much of a deal for you guys (I was thinking of charging 25$ + actual shipping). I also have a size Large Oh Naturel fitted I'll be listing as well. Romi doesn't fit well into side snapping diapers...

Oh and if anyone needs more Bummis second, I have a spare pink Superbrite and a Blue (space print) BSWW (both mediums) that I bought on a whim and I don't need. Never used them.
post #96 of 717
Hey mommas! Just pooping in to say hi!

Love all the pics! I never post individual links to pics anymore because I'm lazy, but I'm always posting pics on my blog (linked in my siggy) and here's a link to Scout's photo folder in my Flickr account: http://flickr.com/photos/unkemptmomm...7603715742411/

Scout's sleep schedule has been all messed up since she had a bad bout of teething last week. She has now taken to getting up at 10 AM, going down for a nap at 1 PM, getting up at 3 PM, then wanting another "nap" at 7 or 8 PM. She then gets up at 9 or 10 and wants to PLAY for 2 hours.

I can usually get her back to sleep by 12:30 AM. Sometimes, she'll sleep all the way to 6 or 7 AM, nurses, and then sleeps 'til 10 AM. But about 25% of the time, she's up every couple of hours. I guess I shouldn't complain because we do have some pretty good long stretches of sleep at times, but I just don't like that block of time from 9 'til 12:30 being reserved for trying to wear out a crazy-awake baby. Sometimes DH and I have our best pals over in the evening to watch movies or play video games and I can usual be a part of the fun if I get Scout to bed at a decent hour. I miss that time of relaxing and interacting with adults!
post #97 of 717
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Hey mommas! Just pooping in to say hi!

Love all the pics! I never post individual links to pics anymore because I'm lazy, but I'm always posting pics on my blog (linked in my siggy) and here's a link to Scout's photo folder in my Flickr account: http://flickr.com/photos/unkemptmomm...7603715742411/

Scout's sleep schedule has been all messed up since she had a bad bout of teething last week. She has now taken to getting up at 10 AM, going down for a nap at 1 PM, getting up at 3 PM, then wanting another "nap" at 7 or 8 PM. She then gets up at 9 or 10 and wants to PLAY for 2 hours.

I can usually get her back to sleep by 12:30 AM. Sometimes, she'll sleep all the way to 6 or 7 AM, nurses, and then sleeps 'til 10 AM. But about 25% of the time, she's up every couple of hours. I guess I shouldn't complain because we do have some pretty good long stretches of sleep at times, but I just don't like that block of time from 9 'til 12:30 being reserved for trying to wear out a crazy-awake baby. Sometimes DH and I have our best pals over in the evening to watch movies or play video games and I can usual be a part of the fun if I get Scout to bed at a decent hour. I miss that time of relaxing and interacting with adults!
I checked out your blog last night, love the tired photo of you, !

Glad babes are sleeping better. Scarlet has been up a lot more, but she's getting more teeth (she already has 8!) and now has a runny nose. Not too bad.

: Just watched brother run across the room holding her! It made her laugh anyway.
post #98 of 717
So for fun and exciting things to do, I highly suggest against breaking a high efficiency light bulb. Those things have mercury in them. Anyways DH is home today and broke one, so we all got out of the room quickly. It has been a "fun" hour. Fortunately Desmond was ready for his nap anyways, so after we went upstairs he played a bit and then nursed down. The living room should be aired out enough after he wakes up that we can go back down. This really wasn't on my list of things to do today though.
post #99 of 717
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Diary was the trigger for Max so out that went. Do keep in mind it takes a few weeks to get out of your systems. Cod Liver Oil helped and he actually liked it (lemon flavor), which helped, too. He eventually outgrew the eczema. Poor Romi, I hope it doesn't bother her much..

My friend's cook/nutritionist (I try not to be jealous that my friend has a personal cook) suggested that I take cod liver oil for Seamus's rash, too. I hadn't considered giving it to him. It doesn't give them diarrhea?

I had to take castor oil to get labor started, and although it worked really well, I don't think I could ever do it again. Luckily, I'm done poppin out the babes. I'm still hesitant about the cod liver oil, though.

Krismarie: Thanks for the link to the earth shoes! Oh, how I love them. I wore my last pair down to the nubs.
post #100 of 717
hee hee - just noticed that I typed "pooping in" instead of "popping in" in my above post

tabrizia - wow - i had no idea those bulbs have mercury in them. Good to know, since that's what we've been buying lately. Thanks for the heads up!

Well, I just totally traumatized Scout. The weather is gorgeous here today, so I thought I'd take her for a walk. I got out the stroller and put her in it and she screamed like someone was killing her!!! I just didn't feel like toting her in the sling, and she usually enjoys riding in the shopping cart, so I figured she might have fun in the stroller. I guess I hadn't really thought about it, but she was 6 months old the last time she rode in it...and she wasn't super crazy about it back then. (although she tolerated and did NOT scream like this!)

I took her out and turned the seat so it would face me - I thought that might help. Nope - still upset, but not as bad. I gave her my keys to play with (which I have never done before 'cause that kind of grosses me out) and that made her happy for a little while, so I started to walk around the block with her. She would forget that she was upset and actually began to enjoy the ride. But then she remembered that she was unhappy and started fussing a little. I turned around to go back home and just then, a stupid freakin' fire engine with its siren blazing whizzed down the road, and I had to practically run to get out of its way. I was able to cover Scout's ears before it passed us, but the whole incident freaked Scout out even more and she was SHAKING, she was so terrified. I quickly picked her up and carried her home while wheeling the stroller with the other hand.

Note to self - just use the sling or ergo when going out for a walk.
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