Monday, November 29, 2010

Diaper Rash Wars

The Baby has her first major battle with diaper rash. It's a pretty stubborn rash as we have tried to douse it with every type of powder and cream in existence. The Baby doesn't seem to mind it for the most part but every now and then she will throw her fit to let us know. Our doctor suggested mixing diaper cream with Maalox, so we'll try that tonight. Sounds like an old wives trick but the doctor is pretty reputable.

The Baby just turned 8 months and she is hitting all her milestones. The only concern from the doctor was that the Baby wasn't gaining as much as weight as other babies. But on our last checkup visit she saw how active the Baby was, crawling and moving around all over the place. Luckily our doctor is pretty up to date on the World Health Organization's recent studies that show that breast-fed babies will not gain as much weight as other babies but still be developmentally sound. Even Wal-Mart toys are shown to be huge and sumo-ish with the selling of the "newborn baby" doll that was displayed in the aisle.

 Seriously, that's a "newborn baby" sitting next to our 8month old daughter. I think the Wifey would be in a wheelchair if she squeezed that baby out between her legs.

And of course to us, it seems like the Baby is developing way too fast.

The Baby has begun "cruising" around the house. Cruising is when babies start to pull themselves on objects and then walk along that object. The Baby will use the wall, the coffee table, the foot of the bed, pretty much anything she can stand with. Periodically, she will let go with both hands and free stand for a brief second before she either falls or grabs that object. But every time she does it, she is so proud of herself.

Meal time for the Baby includes everything. If it's on the menu, she will eat it. The only thing we won't allow her to eat is shellfish just because the Wifey was allergic to shellfish once. But I am sure the Baby would enjoy it. Currently the Baby loves cheese pizza. We gave her a plain piece of bread and she looked at, realized there wasn't any cheese on it, and threw it back at us. Snack wise, the Baby absolutely loves the Gerber Graduates Lil Crunchies, maple cinnamon flavor. It's really a great tool to quiet the Baby when she gets fussy.

So now we're all preparing for her first Christmas. Hopefully it's a good one.

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