Yesterday was Friday which was very exciting for me because it meant that Barry would be home for the weekend with us.
We also had our first outting as a family- to dinner to celebrate my beautiful sister’s completion of her Bachelors degree. It was surreal and fun- everyone fussing over Sarah and everyone excited to see Eli. 🙂
I’m so excited for my sister and what’s next for her. She’s going to do amazing things!
At dinner I went to the restroom to do my first “away” diaper change only to discover a diaper rash Eli had developed on Wednesday night was raging and angry on his hiney. 😦 also his stool was very different than its been the last 10 days. I panicked and called the pediatrician who only suggested a new diaper rash cream and said the diarrhea was aggravating the rash. Duh!!
So I switched from the prescription cream to Boudreauxs Butt Paste, which had been working fine before.
I took him home and he was passed out! He had been fussy all day long so he was tired. We washed his booty with warm water and then let his hiney hang out to dry. I wish he could fit his cloth diapers right now, because I am sure they would take care of rash!
Anyway, about an hour later he woke up screaming! Arching his back in pain. He was trying to go potty but it hurt him so bad. It was awful to watch. I changed his diaper and tried to comfort him. He was so upset that milk was coming out of his nose. I felt so terrible.
Everything I’ve read about diaper rashes and diarrhea is so vague. It could be caused by something I ate, could be normal because he is breastfed, could be a food allergy…ugh it’s so frustrating to think the food I’m making may be hurting him. And I don’t even know what to remove from my diet besides milk products!
What I do know is I’m more tired than I’ve been in 2 weeks but it seems Eli is feeling better. *sigh* more poor baby!!
In other news, we got his newborn pictures back and I need to print them. 🙂 Also, we are working hard on getting Eli to sleep in his bassinet. We have had so many visitors he is getting used to being held! Spoiled little guy! Lol so I’ve actually said “no” to a few people who asked to visit recently. Also felt bad about that but we need the break and he needs to learn to sleep without being held all the time.
Hmm what else? The dogs are continuing to adjust well. Still trying to figure out this new person in the house but they are less anxious and less nosy about him.
Still pumping but I’m not going to lie- I hate it sometimes. (especially at 3am) But I am able to do it and it’s best for Eli. So I keep doing it and most of the time it doesn’t bother me. Eli continues to pretend to be interested in breast feeding. We are still working on it. 🙂
So I guess that’s it for now. Saturday I’m sure will be a lazy day because we are flat out pooped!!
Oh! Last thing!! Happy two weeks my beautiful boy!! Can’t believe it! You have turned our world upside down and brought so much love it’s unreal!! Amazing what can happen in 2 weeks.