Saturday, November 8, 2014

writers block!

I hate when this happens. Writers block! I seriously have tried to write this blog post about 4 times now and I just have no idea what to write about. I need ideas! I also need to get on my pre writing of posts like I used to do with my old blog. Sorry this one is going to be short but I figure its better to write something and post it than nothing at all.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Bum Rashes

I have had the hardest time with LB and her having bum rashes I know that it's a common thing with babies but to go whole months with nothing but bum rashes was driving me crazy. I went the whole first 6 months of her  life without any bum rashes or issues and then all of the sudden solids started and it was rash after rash to the point where I stopped giving her solids and just put her back on formula. finally after the rash cleared up I started giving her solids again and kept an eye on the things I was giving her. I decided one day to try her on oat cereal well that didn't work out well she ended up with a sever bum rash to the point it was blistered and raised and just very painful for her she would scream every time I would change her bum or when she had a bath. I seriously felt like the world's worst mother because my daughter was in pain and I didn't know what to do.  After having an experience with a rash for a full month I decided enough was enough and took her to the ER to get her checked out. I had tried a million different creams and nothing was working. when we got into the room the nurse took her diaper off and made a ooo face like that looks bad. She then got up and got the oxygen mask out and told me to hold it close to LB's bum and that the air would help and all would be good so I sat there for what seemed like forever holding this stupid thing at my baby's butt with her screaming bloody murder and crying. The nurse finally came back and looked at her bum and said "oh it looks so much better" I didn't see much of a difference other than it had dried out a little and was less red. So there advice to me was to let my baby go without a diaper for a while and to put a cream on it that they had prescribed (one I had already tried and didn't work). I was very unhappy with their advice to say the least. So I went home and talked to my mother who didn't agree with their advice either. My mother called me the next  morning and told me that she had looked up bum rashes and that she had discovered that some babies have a hard time with acid in fruits. The very next day she was on a no fruit diet. within 2 days the rash was gone and there was no rash that week or the next week and so we just kept her on a strict no oat and fruit diet. I also wanted to be sure that the issues with her bum wasn't from chemicals in her diapers so I switched her diapers from Pampers and The Honest Company. I also got the healing balm from The Honest Company and it is seriously the best it is the only thing that would help with her rashes when we tried seeing if she could go back on fruits or oats and she broke out again. I highly recommend Honest to any moms I talk to. So all in all we still deal with occasional breakouts but they are defiantly not as bad as they used to be. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Had an itch!

I've blogged before but closed down my blog due to personal issues. Ever since I shut my old blog down I have been itching to get back into the blogging life. I loved blogging! So here I am blogging yet again woo! I'm going to try and fit this into my already hectic life. I would love to be able to post everyday or every other day but we will see what happens. I was pretty good at keeping up with my old blog but then I was on maternity leave and not working 2 jobs to support my daughter. My plans for this blog is to write about my life with my daughter, my boyfriend, and hopefully get into posting some reviews on products I use and recipies. I'm going to do what I can to make this a good blog. Fingers crossed this all goes well! So to tell you a little bit about me and my family. I am a single mother to a beautiful and amazing 16 month ol little girl. My boyfriend and I met and started dating when my daughter was 8 months old. We do live in different cities but are making it work while he try's to find a job here in the city my daughter and I live in. He has been amazing with my daughter and treats her and thinks of her as his own. I find it so heart warming to know that there really are some great men out there to take over and pick up the peices a**holes who abandon there children leave behind. I im very thankful to have my family they have been amazing I currently live with my parents hopefully moving out in the next year and in with the BF. So there is a little about me and I'm sure you will learn more as time goes on and I keep blogging! 

What I'm doing to try and be a better mom

About a month ago I was taking my daughter to her gymnastics class and I noticed that one of the kids in her class were trying to get there ...