and just like that, it’s been three months and my maternity leave is over.
yes, people are right. it does get better….or at least, you get the hang of things. i’m still so unsure about a lot of things, it’s frustrating when you don’t know what’s wrong or how to fix the problem. we’ve had great days and we’ve had some really tough ones….but i’m no longer feeling border line depressed or super anxious.
what can i tell you about this month?
rylen has eczema. eczema is not fun. it makes me sad to see him covered in rash. we’ve been trying new soap and moisturizer (cetaphil, per pediatrician recommendation) and we have now been prescribed a cream as well. i was also put on a no-dairy restriction for a week or so to see if it helped at all. i think it did, so i’m trying to limit myself as much as possible. this is a difficult feat for me since prior to the dairy ban, dairy and eggs pretty much made up 85% of my diet. i’m going to really struggle when the holidays come around.
getting out more:
been working on getting out more. the weather has been a little cooler so we’ve gone on a few walks, which he seems to like.
smiles a lot:
rylen has started to smile a lot…usually in the day. the evenings are his grouchy times. it’s seriously like dr. jekyl and mr. hyde. you see him in the day and think he’s the smiliest baby you ever met. but if you meet him at night, you’d think he was the crabbiest, fussiest kid ever.
coffee: i started drinking coffee again. i started with half a cup and he seemed to do well…no reaction. so the caffeine deprived girl that i am, upped it to 3/4 cup and i think that was a bad call because the past 2 days he pretty much won’t nap.
i’m actually typing this on a rare occasion that he’s finally sleeping. i guess it’s back to 1/2 a cup of regular coffee or half-caf drinks at starbucks (with coconut milk).