When Fez lies on his tummy and spreads his back legs, they look like drum sticks and he looks just like one of those spatchcocked chickens.
Here’s a picture from when Abby was a baby. The two of them were coincidentally both lying on their tummies playing with their toys. How cute!
For staph-related eczema, does anyone have a recommendation for an antibacterial wash or similar?
We’ve been putting a small amount of bleach in the bath as recommended by the eczema nurse. It’s pretty drying and Cameron (17 months) gets quite irritated during and just after the bath.
We are using emulsifying ointment in the bath too, and as a moisturiser.
We’ve tried pinetarsol and that didnt’ work, so after the nurse identified staphylococcus aureus as the culprit, we were told about bleach.
The nurse said that there is an antibacterial wash for eczema that is quite good, but can’t remember what it was.
I am wondering what other people have used and how it went.
My boy would get gold on the 1.5m slide if there was ever a Toddler Olympics. Look at that perfect dismount.
Abby and Cameron got to mingle with some of the hubby’s family yesterday. Cameron got to meet some new faces, and Abby got reaquainted with them.
The kids got a real treat with chocolate, Twisties, cake and bubbles And they each got a giant ball to take home. Thanks to the lovely Omas and Aunty Alice!
Abby is already 18 months old – that’s a year and a half. She’s turning into a real little girl and mummy just loves dressing her up. She’s getting back into allowing us to tie her hair up, which I love because she looks so much prettier and people won’t think she’s a boy.
She loves to read and can say and identify a lot of things in her books. She’s beginning to string words together more often, like “Baby cry” when Cameron is crying.
Six weeks have flown by so quickly. Cameron can smile and coo, and can lift his head and shoulders up during tummy time.
Cameron at five weeks old was 59cm and 5.7kg. The paediatrician’s response was “Holy moly!”. He also asked if I had taken home the right baby because I’m so little, lol! At 6 weeks Cameron weighed in at 5.97kg. He really is a growing boy!
Cameron slept for 7 hours straight last night, the longest uninterrupted sleep so far. He’s been doing 5 hour stretches in the last week, so I’m hoping this is progress and he’ll soon be sleeping through (as in at least 8 hours) by 8 weeks which is what Abby did. Fingers crossed!
And because sleeping babies are so cute, I have to share the below video with you. So cute!
Abby is now a big sister, though she doesn’t know what that means. She knows that Cameron is a baby, but also thinks all children are babies – even those bigger than she is!
Her vocab is forever extending. I’m losing track of all the words she knows because she picks up new ones so easily. She can recognise a lot of the things in her picture book and can understand many everyday things like “nappy change”, “bath time”, “bed time”, “pull your pants up” – lol.
She’s slowly learning the alphabet and numbers. She can recognise and say “A” (and sometimes will say “B” afterwards) and can say “2″ when you say “1″ but that’s about it. Still pretty good for a 17-month old.
Abby is growing up so fast. She’s becoming a real little girl. She loves to pretend to put on moisturiser, nail polish and lipstick, but still won’t keep her hair in pigtails or wear any hair accessories. It’s a shame because she looks so pretty with her hair done – oh well, we’ll have to settle for the 60s mop look instead – much more practical for a busy little monkey!
Welcome to the world my little boy!
For five days you stayed in hospital with mummy. Mummy went into labour four days overdue, and the assessment confirmed you were a big baby – probably too big for mummy to do it on her own, so we went ahead with a caesarian.
You were born on Thursday 21 April 2011 at 1:55am, weighing 3.87kg (8lb 9oz). You had a high bilirubin count so had to be under phototherapy at the neonatal unit so you wouldn’t get jaundice.
It was hard seeing you on your own under those harsh blue lights, and having blood tests taken several times a day. Thank goodness for the lovely staff who took good care of you.
I was so happy when the levels became normal and I was able to spend the nights with you close by – even though you kept me up for hours wanting to feed. Little boys can be such piggies!
You look so much like your big sister Abby when she was your age. She loves you lots, even though she can’t express it properly (that’s why she does things like trying to feed you luncheon). I can’t wait for you two to become best of friends.
All the pain and discomfort of pregnancy, labour and surgery has been worth it – even the vomiting from the drugs as I was feeding you after your birth! I love you Cameron.
In less than 14 days I’m going to be a mother of two. That’s scary. I’ve been wondering whether I’m ready to be a mum again. Things with Abby were just getting to the point where I could start being myself again: wearing prepregnancy clothes; having proper sleep; having time and energy to do things like crafting, socialising and being my husband’s wife; basically having a life again!
I have a terrible cold at the moment so it’s been even harder to accept that soon I will be awake every three hours to feed a screaming baby as well as look after an active toddler (as well as running a household and keeping myself sanitary!).
As for the pregnancy, I’m over it! I want this baby out as soon as possible, but hopefully after this cold’s subsided. My joints ache, my stretch marks have stretch marks, I can’t breathe properly even more so because of congestion, I have indigestion, and am literally sick and tired!
In saying all that, I’m so excited to meet the boy (we have yet to decide on a name) and love him as we love Abby. I know it’s going to be very hard for a little while, but we will have two little darlings who will grow up as best friends and practically look after themselves. Hooray for optimism! (And the labour will be quick and easy no doubt, lol.)
Abby quite enjoys blobbing on the rug at the moment. She’ll just lie there and watch telly which is nice when I just need a quiet break for things like blogging! Though I hope I’m not encouraging couch-potatoness. Don’t get me wrong, she still zips around the house all “Eee” and “OOh” and climbing and creating all sorts of havoc.
The other day she managed to get her head stuck through the deck rails – in fact she was more off than on the deck and that scared the bejesus out of me. I couldn’t get her unstuck and back onto the deck, so ran around the other side and pulled her out from the high end. I’ve been saying we need to trellis our deck because I know her head still fits through the gaps. Might have to be a little project in the next couple of weeks.
I try and take her to the park every few days. It’s nice for her to explore and use up some energy without being told off all the time! We really do need to make our house more child-proof, especially as she’s an expert climber now, and getting tall enough to reach things she couldn’t before.
Abby’s getting so good at feeding herself. She can manage almost her whole bowl of food or pottle of yoghurt by herself without making much mess. Quite often she doesn’t want us feeding her because she wants to do it herself. That’s fine by me!
Her favourite way to drink her milk or have a snack is sitting on her Abby Cadabby chair at the coffee table. God forbid if anyone else is sitting in her chair when she wants it! You will be pushed away.