Monday, February 04, 2013

A not so cool first

Cheese Puff is still cutting two top teeth. They'll be his 5th and 6th. He's been cutting them for a while. That's not his first.
First, some nice firsts. Baby Plum finally let Cheese Puff in his car/jeep/book thingy. Yay for Cheese Puff! This was a big score for our little baby.
Then, he got to join his big brothers on Little Elvis' top bunk. We were there spotting him.
The not great first? There are two. He's had a truly awful diaper rash for several days. It looked like poison ivy on Saturday night. Really bad poison ivy. I got a great tip at church about corn starch (way more helpful than the doctor's office) and he's doing much better. It's still there, but it's finally dried out.
He's been getting better just in time for his first stomach bug. It happened this evening, and boy was he prolific. Bob was working late, so I called my parents to sit with him while I scrubbed the couch and myself.
So far, it was a one time thing. (I know, I've written that, so now I will be punished.) My parents joked that I was making up the story about a sick baby. He was super happy with them, and only had a very small spit up while I was showering off. I reeked. I threw away an electric throw. And forgot to wash the boppy. But the couch is clean.

I'm hoping that his older brothers, who slept through his cries while I tried to get some cleaning before my parents arrived, don't have it. I'm worried that I will. Little Elvis' big birthday party is Friday.


Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

Really cool that as a brother, he's finally made the cut!

Tummy bug: UGH, so sorry!
Diaper rash: YEs to cornstarch! Yes to naked baby time! And, yes to Dr.Smith's Diaper rash ointment. My pediatrician turned me onto it. It smells like something you'd pave a road with, and I have to get it on the internet since nobody around here sells it.....but it's WONDERFUL. So good that I ONLY used it when things started getting pinky-red and needed to be stopped before they progressed.... I didn't use it as a preventive measure, but rather as a treatment, if that makes sense.

It stinks, but it heals amazingly well.... we're talking visually different rash by 12-24 hours later. It's great stuff.

Okay....that's my $0.02 on that....

11:33 AM  
Blogger Ann Wyse said...

Oh man, bummer on the tummy bug. I'm sorry. So not fun. I'm hoping you stay healthy for Friday!

I love the photo of the three of them. Such lookers!

1:38 PM  
Blogger mpotter said...

wow. sounds awful!

6:02 PM  

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