Thursday, April 28, 2016


With my work travel schedule all over the place, I keep missing all of the great confession link ups.  GGRRRR.
  • I finally figured out how to make a delicious latte at home.  Took me about 15 years, and a few hundred $$ at Starbucks, but I finally did it. //insert high five here//
  •  I caught #wiggydiggy's chest cold and it knocked me flat.  He's up playing and acting totally fine.  I'm a wimp.
  •  I don't like half the clothes in my closet.  I want to wear the same three outfit types on a regular basis. 
  • Since I don't like my clothes, I've been hard core shopping for pieces that will fit into the three outfit types.
  • I hid my cards so I can't online shop and buy ALL THE CLOTHES.
  • Which means I still hate half my clothes and I only window shop which exasperates the issue. 
  • J and I watched 'Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead' last weekend.  Before the documentary was over we ordered a juicer from Amazon.  It arrived yesterday.  I'll keep you posted on how juicing goes for us!

I have a hundred more, so I guess I'll be back on a link-up next time!

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Five Tips for Eczema

#wiggydiggy has my sensitive skin, but he has his Daddy's family eczema.  So combine the two and what do you get?
A Mama who can beat the battle!!

That's right folks, #wiggydiggy may have a flare up (two in the last 16 months) but it's nothing horrible and nothing I can't fix practically overnight.

All of these tips I learned from our Allergist.  She's educated from the National Jewish Hospital and spent a large portion of her career studying eczema.

Especially those that say "for Baby's Eczema" or "Oatmeal"

The items that use oatmeal have been linked backed to food allergies.  The way your skin works is that it think oatmeal is only meant for the outside, so you attempt to eat it.....and dun dun dun.  Allergic reaction.

The best over-the-counter soaps/cleaners/lotions are:

We use Cetaphil at bath time and lotion up with Vanicream or Cetaphil after baths.  I have even started using Cetaphil as my main lotion and I've seen a difference in my skin.  Two thumbs up!

Take a 15 minute bath with no or mild soap EVERY night.

I'll be the first to admit, we miss a bath or two a month.  (seriously, only one or two a month) But J and I are committed to getting our little boy into his bath every night.  It's part of our bedtime routine and it's beneficial in keeping eczema at bay!

Go see an Allergist!

When #wiggydiggy was just a few weeks old I thought he had a clogged tear duct.  Turns out it was eczema on his eye lid.  Over the span of a month, nothing I was doing was working (oatmeal lotions, special expensive lotions, changing my diet, changing detergent) and it was spreading across his body.  One evening I was talking with a friend from church and she pulled out the VaniCream and her Allergist's number.  Her daughter had severe eczema, and if there's one thing I've learned, it's trust a mama in the trenches.

Our Allergist prescribed two very mild steroid creams.  One is for face only and the other for the rest of the body.  If I thickly apply it at night, all visible signs of eczema are gone by morning!  On nights I don't see any signs, I slather him in a nice thick coat of lotion

Educate your self on eczema.

This is a great website:

Just remember, the milder/gentler the product, the better.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

#wiggydiggy 16 months

This is late.  I'm sorry babe.  Between your flu/double ear infection/teething ick and me out of town, I never got around to posting this.  But I LOVE YOU!

#wiggydiggy | 16 Months

nicknames | bug, buggy, love bug, magoo, pumpkin pie, wiggydiggy

weight | 23 pounds 9 oz.  31 1/2 inches tall.  

size | 18 month clothes and size 3 and 4 shoes.  Size 3 diapers. 

sleep | You like your bedtime at 730 and you wake between 630 and 7 for breakfast.  You are taking 1 or 2 naps a day totaling 3 hours.  If you get the full 3 hours in the AM, you are good to go until bedtime.

eats |  You are starting to show your preference in what you like, so I always offer the veggies first at dinner :)  You still eat more than me (how?!  Where does it all go!?) and you eat as healthy as I can possibly get it.  Lots of fruits, veggies, dairy and protein.  

loves | Reading your book in your chair, tickle fights with mama, playing outside and blowing raspberries

dislikes | Not getting to go outside, getting your nose wiped, waiting on food and drinking milk.

firsts | Another tooth!  Your left bottom molar showed up right at 16 months and the right one is just under the skin. (ouch).  A few more words have been added to your vocabulary and you are using your spoon to eat now!

Momma | We stopped nursing a few days before you turned 14 months old.  That also brought an end to rocking you before bed.  Now you prefer that I read you a story, or three, and then put you straight in your crib.  You roll right over and go to sleep and I stand there aching to hold you as you doze.  We've got a special bond kid :)  You are so generous with your kisses to me and I take every single one you lay on me.  Now that the weather is warming up we are taking walks after daycare so you can "tell" me all about your day.

I love you so much bug.  You are growing up so fast and I don't want to miss a minute of it.  You're the best kid ever.

Daddy | My darling little boy, you have had a rough couple of weeks lately but you have kept a smile on your face and powered through the sickness and pain.  I love coming home and hearing your laugh and how you run to the door to greet me, any stress in my day instantly melts away.  You are such a great kid and I can’t wait to see you grow and do amazing things…but not too fast.  I like our grunt communications in the mornings when you are awake in your crib…this is daddy’s indicator that you are in fact awake.  You bring so much joy to your Mom and I.  I will always love you my dear Son

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