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!
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!
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.