Thursday, February 16, 2012

Updates on Rylee, diaper rash, and returning to work!

Age: 4 months, or 18 weeks
Corrected Age: 6 weeks, 47 days

A couple of weeks ago (I know I've been slacking) I posted about the horrible diaper rash Rylee kept getting. For the life of me, I could NOT figure out what the culprit was. Well, after about 2 weeks of trial and error and through the process of elimination, I discovered it was indeed the detergent. I'm still not sure if it was because the Rockin Green we were using was scented or not, but once I stopped using it, her rash cleared up in days. We still use the RnG on our clothes because it does a good job and I bought 4 bags of it when they were on sale around Thanksgiving, and I'll be darned if I was wasting $40 worth of detergent!

Now we use Eco Sprout for her diapers, and I love it! I bought the unscented detergent called "In the Buff" in case she was allergic to some ingredients in the scented batches. It works fabulously! The diapers smell clean...not like anything in particular, just CLEAN.

Rylee had her 4 month check-up yesterday. She is doing great and weighed in at 10 pounds 2 ounces!!! She is still super tiny for a 4 month old, but much bigger than she was 2 months ago! She's finally starting to chub out. It's so adorable. I can squish and kiss her chubby cheeks all day!

Waiting for the doctor to come in!
 She also started going to daycare last week. UGH! I hate putting her in daycare!!! I feel so horrible not being able to spend time with her all day. She is jut now starting to laugh and smile intentionally, and I'm missing it! I am seriously thinking about finding a part time, work from home job so I can be home with her. It's hard to find the jobs that aren't scams though!

We have also been battling reflux and colic since she came home from the hospital. Although now, the colic is gone (YESSSSSSSSS!), but the reflux is still there but going away as well. She sleeps in a Nap Nanny at night. It has worked WONDERS! The first two weeks that she was home, I slept sitting upright on the couch with her on my chest. It was extremely uncomfortable and I barely slept. I was constantly worried she was going to slide off of me and I was going to suffocate her, or she was going to end up on the floor. Her home nurse suggested the Nap Nanny so my mom bought one for us. They are pretty expensive at $130 a pop, but they go on sale at Babies R Us often, and you can use a 20% off coupon too! We got her the pink minky one. :)

That's all for now! We are exhausted constantly, and have no time to get anything done. Our Christmas stuff is still out!!! I'm glad I didn't put up a tree this year, because then it would really bother me!

YAY parenting! ;)

Playing with Grandma in her cute Bum Genius 4.0 diaper! :D

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