Little Miss Carly Mae has had a rough time basically since she was born. First she had issues with her Breast feeding and then issues with the breast milk causing her all sorts of pain, then she developed acid reflux that has been causing her major issues with pain and spitting up. Well we switched her formula so many times thinking that maybe a formula change would help, FYI it never did. So I took her to the doctors last Monday and they prescribed her Zantac. We started her on the Zantac and not even 2 days later she developed a rash all over her face that spread down her upper back and chest. I took her back to the doctor last Friday because I could have sworn that it was the Zantac causing the rash, the doctor that seen her said that it was Seborrheic Dermatitis, or cradle cap was what she also called it and said that she will probably have big problems with Eczema when she gets older. She said there was nothing that I could do to help and that it would go away on its own in a week. Boy was she wrong! It kept getting worse, I even went out to the store and bought her Aveeno Bath Treatment and some Aveeno Eczema Therapy lotion, which they helped a little it at least helped with the redness for a short period of time. Well last night (10/7/10) we were just getting so frustrated with how horrible she looked because it was getting worse and her eyes were even starting to swell up and get red. I started thinking, we had started her on the Similac Sensitive Isomil formula just 4 days before her rash showed up and it seemed like every time she would eat the rash would get redder. So we decided to switch her formula last night to Similac Sensitive for Spit Up. To our surprise she is already looking a lot better already, so I am hoping we found the cause of her rash. The poor thing was so miserable last night that she was even trying to itch her own face! Have you ever seen a 7 1/2 week old try itching their face? Its very sad to see. So we're hoping that we've figured out what her problem is, she actually is spitting up a lot less then she was before too. Other then that she is doing really well, She went from 40% for weight at 2 weeks to 80% for weight at 6 weeks. So luckily the the acid reflux and spit up has not effected her weight or her health.
Now on to our little Kara...
She is amazing us all though, she is a very smart 2 year old. Although she still is a smart ass haha. The other day is was so cool, she came up to me said "poo poo" and took her diaper off I asked if she wanted to go to the bathroom and we went into the bathroom and she went pee in the potty! Then the next day she did the same thing! I haven't started potty training her yet but I am sure she is ready (or getting ready), I'm not going to push her though because I didn't potty train the older to until they were over 2 and Kara isn't even 2 yet. She continues to show us how smart she is and how smart she can be with all that she says and how quickly she is learning new things. She loves to help out with her baby sister and even loves to help clean too! We've decided that for Halloween this year Kara will be a pirate (if you couldn't tell by her picture). And for her Birthday she chose Niho Kailan theme for her birthday, yes I said she chose, we were looking at a birthday express book and that was the theme she decided on, she even picked out her cake (out of 2 choices). We haven't even begun to plan her party either, I better get on that soon huh?
Now for Miss Devin..