Friday, June 26, 2015

Eczema Relief

Shea Moisture Baby Eczema Therapy with Frankincense & Myrrh -- 6 oz

About a week and a half ago Josiah developed a bad rash on his face, neck, back and upper arms. I did some research and I read that its common for newbies to develop this type of rash because of the hormone change in their bodies, called baby acne. It was supposed to go away in a couple of weeks on its own. But as the days went by I noticed it got worse and it was even hot to the touch. He was really fussy at the time and I even noticed him kinda trying to scratch his face. It looked more like eczema at this point.  So I hunted for something to give my poor little guy some relief. I came across this cream at Target and let me tell you it was awesome! He slept so good that night and the redness went away within the hour, along with the hotness. 
I wanted to recommend this Shea Moisture Baby Eczema Therapy because I know I'm not the only one who has babies with rashes and feel the need to make it all better, as a mother should! Haha. A few days later the Dr told me it was in fact eczema. A mothers intuition is always right! Well I have been applying the cream to all affected areas of his skin 2x a day and it really has improved. Oh and by the way it smells AMAZING! I rub it in my hands when I am done applying it to him because I absolutely love the smell! 
Hope everyone has a great weekend. Luis returns to work Monday so I will definitely be taking advantage of the last few days with him home. I'm so sad he will be returning to work the day before my birthday, but we will be celebrating this weekend instead! WooHoo!!

WMF

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A Busy Month

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fragile




The last couple weeks have been rough around our house. Everyone got sick and Josiah got it the worst, ending up in the hospital with pneumonia.  It was horrible and scary. I'm glad I decided to take him to the ER at the first sign of a fever. He was a real trooper at the ER, they drew blood, took x-rays, and even stuck him with a catheter to draw a urine sample! I was in tears and felt so guilty. There is nothing like watching your helpless baby lie in a bed getting poked and prodded by a team of nurses, and not be able to do anything about it. He took it like a champ though, he didn't even cry, i was amazed at his strength and courage! Luis, my sister and I took shifts for a week with him in the hospital. I had developed bronchitis and had very little energy, very little sleep and found it really hard to eat, but we pulled through. It was tough because Abram and Eli just wanted all of us home at the same time and would cry at times, but they were little troopers as well and were thrilled when we brought Josiah back home. Thank God everyone is better now and we can finally rest easy with nobody sick. 
Abram's last day of Kindergarten was today and I felt happy and sad all in one, I'm so proud of him for enjoying school and showing the desire to learn. What makes me sad is the fact that he is growing up so fast! I feel like I blinked and he's this smart, funny, bright young man. I look at Eli and I'm so aware of time as well. Yesterday Josiah turned a month! I mean geez, can't a mother get a break with time?! But really, as a mother the best advice I can give is take it all in. Try your hardest to focus on every action, every smile, every facial expression your kids make. When times are hard that's literally the only thing that keeps you going and keeps you sane. When I am dead tired I think of all those things my boys do and it somehow keeps me sane and gives me the energy I need to keep going. 

WMF

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