Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

What a great new year! It's only 8:30 and I'm ready for bed, but we had an amazing meal at Ascari Enoteca. I had the scallop appetizer, snow crab pasta, and the lemon pudding (to die for!!) for dessert. Luckily for us, the grandparentals agreed to babysit, so we left little M in good hands.

It was the first time they had put her to bed by themselves, so we were a little nervous.

But it was all for naught - she fell asleep instantly in her crib. So instantly, Grandma thought something might be wrong. But no, she was just tired.

Yay for tired babies who fall asleep fast!

And may we all have a fabulous 2014 (and may we all fall asleep quickly).

Monday, December 30, 2013

Amazing Skin Cream for Baby

Poor little M has a bit of a rash on her back. I can't tell if it is extremely dry skin or eczema, but it doesn't look pretty. She doesn't seem bothered at all by it, but I still want it to go away as soon as possible. I managed to find some amazing cream for her made by episencial. It is all natural, made with neem and probiotics and seems to be really soothing and healing on her soft baby skin. It is also scent free, which is nice. I was able to find this product at my local Winners, but I am not sure where to buy it otherwise. Luckily they had a few bottles so I stocked up. What skin cream do you use to treat your baby's eczema?

Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Night Weaning Saga Continues

I know I know. I posted 2 months ago about night weaning. Well, M has not been night weaned. Nope. How? Why not? I wish I knew. There was some sickness, some weakness of resolve, I suppose. And now I've been back at work for 1 month and am exhausted, sick, and not having any more of it.

I am getting every cold, fever, tummy bug and bout of diarrhea that has ever existed in M's daycare. I feel my immune system is shot because I don't sleep enough. So night weaning. For reals this time.

Its going ok. She is still waking at night but my husband is going in. The first time she wakes, he is the one to sooth her to sleep. Generally, the second time she wakes is close enough to my makeup time (5:30am) that I can bring her into bed for a nursing session before I need to shower and get ready for work.

Again, any suggestions would be appreciated.