Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Our sweet baby girl

Audrey is now 7 weeks old and I think we're starting to turn a corner. We're tired, but it's manageable. And I mean, REALLY, who could resist this face?!

Yesterday, we took her to the doctor because she's had a diaper rash for 5 out of her 7 weeks of life. 2 weeks ago at her 1 month check-up, I asked if it could be a yeast infection rash. The doctor told us no. I was then diagnosed with mastitis and then a yeast infection of the breast. We tried A&D, Desitin, Butt Paste, Flanders, baths with vinegar, sitting without a diaper, cloth diapers, disposable diapers - the list goes on and on. It wouldn't go away. I hated watching her cry every single time we changed her diaper. So I called the doctor back because with my diagnosis, I knew it had to be yeast. And miraculously, it's a yeast infection rash!! Hmmmm...

Anyway, the prescription cream started making a HUGE difference after the first 2 times we applied it. And the difference we see in her is amazing too. She had started cooing and smiling more the last few days anyway, but today, she's so adorable! Talking away, not crying at diaper changing time. She even went 3 1/2 hours between feedings! During the day she usually only lasts a 2 hour stretch.

So we couldn't be happier about that! She's also sleeping longer stretches at night. The other night, she slept a 6 hour stretch following by a 3 hour and a 2 hour stretch!

I have 10 pounds to lose before I'm at my pre-pregnancy weight, but I'm surprisingly comfortable in my new body. Instead of torturing myself trying to get back into my pre-pregnancy pants, I bought new pants that fit and flatter my new body. Hopefully I'll get back in those old pants eventually, but for now I'm allowing myself to feel good the way I am.

But back to Audrey...she's sweet as pie! And we're completely in love with her! She makes us smile and laugh every day and I can't imagine our life without her. As my maternity leave is quickly coming to an end, it's going to be a struggle for me to leave her. But we have a possible opportunity looming that may allow me to stay home with her, so we're praying and praying and praying. Would you say a prayer for us too?

1 comment :

Sonya said...

I am so glad that you have finally gotten something to help with her rash! I know how frustrating that can be.
Good for you for embracing your new body. Having babies does so many strange things that you just can't help but embrace them!
I hope everything works out and you can end up staying home with her!