Thursday, January 16, 2014

Postpartum Itching...

What the crap is happening to my body?

The first three weeks of Caldwell's life my body would itch like crazy. It was all defined to three spots, the back of my legs, my stomach, and under my arms. The doctor prescribed the cream in the photo below. It sort of worked. You can tell I've squeezed the crap out of the tube. The darn cream wasn't covered by my insurance and cost an arm and a leg. However, my itch is back in full force, but worse, and I'm not buying another tube. The doctor said it will eventually go away and just to deal with it. I'm talking every single part of my body is itching so bad I want to scream. Last night I was awake for three hours, not because of the baby, but because I was ice packing my itch. No joke.
I'm writing this for any ideas some of you might have heard. I know it's not Pups, because it's not just in my stretch marks. My neck itches and there is no stretch marks on my neck - that i know of, I stretched a lot. I have also tried apple cider vinegar, ice, lotion, etc. My family has a history of extreme itch. Their only advice has been, "don't scratch." Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.
He's worth it though.

Rub-a-dub-dub-Caldy Pop is in the tub!


Caldy is one chill kid and loves when his momma give him a bath.
Check my boy out.
We love giving Caldy a bath, its just fun. Plus his bum gets washed after all those diapers I change during the day. Jeesh, I can't do it all!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Middle School...

I like blogs with pictures as much as the next guy, but I love good writing too. I love to read. Today I really loved a post written by Alison from The Alison Show. I loved it because I half hated middle school, and what Alison says is exactly the advice I might give my kiddo's someday. Click the link below to read the post.

P.S. Chris loved middle school and everytime he says that I repeat exactly what Alison said in her article,“If you LOVED middle school, you were probably a jerk in middle school.”

Monday, January 13, 2014


I've been trying to compose a really good post about motherhood.  However, the first two weeks of my childs life I got maybe 45 minutes of sleep - total.  The result was a horrendous itching rash all over my freakin body.  I scratched so much that everything bled and bruised.   It wasn't that I didn't have help or time to sleep.  I was just such a paranoid wreck that I wouldn't let my body shut down.  This coming from the girl who falls asleep at 9:00 every night within 5 minutes of my head hitting the pillow.  It still takes me at least an hour to fall asleep and this kid maxes out at four hours of sleep at a time.

Instead of continuing on my rant, check this LINK to a blog post that accurately describes how I feel about becoming a new mother.  

My personal favorite quote from her post...

"Breastfeeding is harder than climbing Mount Everest. For realz. I thought the difficult part would be hmmmm.....I don't know getting the baby to latch, but NO it's the fact that day after day you feel like you're running a 24 hour dairy farm under the supervision of the world's most demanding boss ever { a cute boss, but still demanding}. Add in the fact that at times your baby will stash a prison shank in his mouth and stab you in the chest with it. Sorry my friend, no amount of Lansinoh can help you with that."

She is not joking about that damn prison shank!!!
All that being said I love this little boy more than words. It's simply the best (most exhausting) happiest I've ever felt in my entire life.