My 9 month old, Baby Dallas 🤗, was recently diagnosed with eczema (pretty much a dry skin condition) so I had to bid farewell to those lovely smelling baby lotions! The fragrance in the lotions were making his skin look and feel horrible! I tried every "sensitive" baby soap and lotion I could find but nothing was working. I use Dr. Bronners soaps myself so I was overjoyed when I came across Dr. Bronners fragrance free Castile baby soap! 🙌🏽. Now I just need a lotion for him...I bought some Eucerine lotion for my oldest who also has dry skin so I decided to give that a try on the baby. I bathe him like I normally do every night and twice a day I lather him down with the the thick, creamy Eucerine and within the first week his skin improved drastically! Although I do miss that baby scent, I'd rather my little guy have soft baby skin!
So almost all of my friends have daughters and I am a mommy to 2 beautiful boys! Although I have to deal with pee on the toilet (and sometimes the wall...somehow the fu$&ing wall) and being pee'd in the face during a diaper change! I guess there's lots of pee when you have boys 🤷🏽♀️Anywho.... I love having sons! They are so fun, and they allow me "let loose" and still be looked at like a queen! Only a son is impressed that mommy can burp like a 300 pound man. Right?! Sons have a special way of making mommy feel special with booger and ear wax collages, and they have turned me into a basketball crazed lady (I hated sports before my oldest son. HATED) Now you can catch me every weekend jumping on the stands yelling at refs about unfair fouls! And don't get me started on superhero movies #teamMarvel!!!!! Daughters may be fun and all but Sons keep you grounded...they light up my life and my bathroom 😷 wouldn't trade them for the world
I got the 360 frontal and two bundles (12 & 14) body wave from Addictive Glam. I got it during the Black Friday sale so it was less than $200 total.
You have to wash the hair before you wear it, it feels like a film is over the hair and lacks that nice new hair feel when you unpack it.
I knew I was making a wig out of the hair so I didn't wash it first but decided to make the wig and highlight it, then wash the hair after.
After I washed the hair it was nice and soft! We shall see how long it lasts.
Ivy is officially one month today! I decided to brush off my camera and take some pictures! I was too cheap (ahem I mean)... I was careful with my funds and decided against paying $500+ for newborn pictures and the ones we got from the hospital were absolutely horrible! So we had fun with pictures today! Correction: I had fun, Ivy was irritated with me I'm sure. Take a look and let me know how I did!
There's a special way breastfed babies greet people who hold them. I compare it to a pecking chicken looking for food. Not unlike a pecking chicken, babies peck around looking for food.
It's kinda cute. But you know what's not cute? My leaky breast. (Okay they are cute because they are now huge from AA to a small C but I digress). But also what's not cute, it the fact that Ivy is asleep and my boobs are completely full. I'm faced with a delimma, do I get my lazy but up and pump or do I deal with the pain?
But of course the moment I decide to get up, Ivy awakes (yes!) ready to eat. Peck, peck latch.... and there goes boob number two leaking, well now dripping. Okay so I switch her, and now boob number one leaks... didn't I just empty a little bit of you though? 😡 It's never enough.
Easily I can buy breast pads and stop the leaking... but why spend extra money when I'm just on leave. I'll invest when it's time to go back to work, I wouldn't want to be that girl on air with two wet spots on her shirt 😳.
Let me not talk abut how unsexy a leaky boob is, what's the point of these huge girls if I can't.... (but I digress ahem) But of course I wouldn't change it for the world. Breastfeeding is the best thing I'll ever do for Ivy.
Week three of maternity leave...
It's the first day of Mommy on maternity leave with Dad being back at work.
Every morning I wake up, step out of bed.... onto dirty diapers. How many you ask? Not the two I remember changing in the middle of the night but four. Where do the other diapers come from? There is only one answer. I'm losing my mind or I guess there could be a second possibility: I'm changing diapers in my sleep.
My lack of sleep during my usual hours is making me loopy obviously. As soon as I'm ready for bed Ivy is up and I'm grouch mode. She wants to eat but is full and hates her pacifier. Sometimes walking helps sometimes it doesn't. Welcome to motherhood, again.
I didn't realize mommy brain could get worse. My memory is shot. So maybe I do wake up to change the diapers, but of course I can't remember it. I can barely remember simple words. For example, to my older kids I said today: take the clothes out of the dishwasher. Of course they looked at me like I was crazy.... but I sounded correct in my brain. (Luckily here were no clothes in the dishwasher, only dishes)
i hope theres a res a mommy out there that can tell me it get better. Will my brain heal?
Meet the Authors
Bowie & Aviyah are two "High Yellow" girls with curlz in a world of weaves, waves and witches.