30-Somethings - **Kid Chat - Week of 8/17**

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08-17-2003, 11:40 AM
Hi All,

Hope we all have happy babies this week!! Peter's sacked out, but seems to be improving. He's got a little rash on him though. Thought it may be prickly heat, but mom doesn't think so. It's on the top half of his face, like where he rubs his face into me, or his sheet, or the floor. Also on his back and shoulders and under his neck...which is why I thought prickly heat. Mom thought maybe Roseola (sp?) She has not seen it, just going by my description. I don't know, maybe a reaction to something? Strange that it's just in those areas though, not all over. :?:

08-17-2003, 01:43 PM
Lauren--It sounds like Fifth Disease which I have seen in kids after fever and viral illness. http://www.drreddy.com/shots/fifth.html

Dont panic--it is pretty common..See if that describes his rash..The rash on the face does appear as if someone slapped the face which sounds like your description of "rubbing his face on the sheet"

08-17-2003, 10:00 PM
hi guys,

nothing much here. we went shopping for the baby today at carter's. they had a $3 sale and i got him three outfits for next summer along with an outfit for this winter ( not $3) and i only spent $30.

lauren: hope petey is better.

ok, gotta go. hope you've had a great day.

08-17-2003, 10:25 PM
V, thanks, I did a search for pics of it, and it looks similar, like a mild version of it. I'm planning to call the Dr. tomorrow AM anyway, because his cough is getting worse too. He does not have the "slapped face" look, it's really just on his forehead and around his eyes. I noticed it on his forearms as well today.

08-18-2003, 07:32 AM
Lauren--Hope Petey is better..Kaylee slept the entire night last night...Of course, mom had so much on her mind she was awake.:?: :?: :?: We accomplished complete sitting up on her own :encore: :encore: She can totally do it for a long time even for pics..Yesterday, she stood up unassisted in the middle of the floor after I stood her there and let her go..She laughs and falls!! I cant believe she is 8 months old!!!!
GOtta run!!
Karen--Hope Alex is still AOK!!!!!

08-18-2003, 12:00 PM
Yay Kaylee!!! :dancer:

Peter's rash is looking better today, I don't really see it on his face, and only a bit on his fore arms. I'm gonna hold off calling the Dr.

Karen, Cool on the sale! I've been meaning to check out the Carter's outlet in Ledgewood, near where I used to live.

Here's some pics of Peter's first visit to the zoo. He was zoning through most of it, because he was soo tired.

Mama & Peter:

Daddy & Peter:

Peter & the Emu:

08-18-2003, 12:02 PM
Here's a couple more:

Peter and his breakfast this AM...silly Mama letting him play with his not empty bowl!!

Peter's Baby Butt!! (I know, he's gonna kill me someday for posting these!!)

08-19-2003, 11:09 AM
hi guys,

Lauren: those are such cute pictures!! i'm so ready for little guy to sit up on his own. he has found his feet and it's so funny watching him play with them.

vicky: i hope kaylee is well. cool on sleeping through the night. i'm a whole different mom since alex started sleeping through!!

have a great day!!

08-20-2003, 10:20 AM
Hi guys,

We are headed down the shore today. It will be Alex's first time at the ocean. I will have to take lots of pictures. :)

My grandmother is still here. She is leaving on Saturday. I love her and I am enjoying the help but I am so ready for her to go. She has stopped trying to tell me to put him down all the time. She's seen that it only works for a short period. I just get so tired of hearing negative comments all the time. I have a bad habit of being negative and I've been trying to work on it. It's hard when that's all you hear. Oh well, only four more days. DH will be home in three days. Yeah!!

Alex is watching The Wiggles right now in his bouncy seat. Actually he sounds like he's talking to them too. Maybe he's learning the words to the songs.

Hope everyone is having a great day!!

08-20-2003, 10:27 AM

Karen, Have fun down the shore, we're going Saturday. BTW, I'm very proud of you talking like a real New Jerseyian!!! :lol: I have to take my grandparents down to TR Sat. for an anniversary party, so Peter and I may try to hit a beach. Peter loves the Wiggles too, but he's too busy pulling himself all over the room to sit still and watch for more than 2 minutes! I'm gonna have my hands full (or fuller!) when he figure out how to crawl the right way!!

Petey figured out how to pull himself to a kneeling position from his tummy by hanging on to the Leap Start table. :eek: I'm sure he'll be pulling to standing by the weekend.

08-20-2003, 09:54 PM
hi guys,

well, we didn't make it to the shore. GM decided that she didn't want to go. we did check out a local consignment store and it was yucky. it smelled and the clothes looked about 20 years old (ok, that was a little exaggerated).

hope everyone has had a great day!!

08-22-2003, 07:43 AM
Good Morning!!!
Ms Priss was up chatting this morning at 455am and since the alarm was going off at 5, I am up..Of course, she fell back asleep!!!!
She is doing soo good!!! Her appetite is soo big it is hard to keep her fed!! The daycare is pushing for table foods, but I am dead set against that this soon..It is more nutritous for her to eat the jars and the cereal than me trying to give her a variety in my busy world..We dont even do fresh fruit yet except for occasional bites of watermelon and such...THe BF is going good just at night. She doesnt even question the bottle during the days on the weekend..
Have a great day all!

08-22-2003, 09:00 AM
Don't you hate that, it's like, hello, she's MY child, you just watch her!! :mad: Will she eat the jars and cereal separate? Peter will not eat anything I give him unless it's mixed with cereal!! I mean, he'll eat any fruit Igive him in his safe feeder, or if I hold it up to his mouth, but if it's pureed, it has to be mixed.

How are Kaylee's ears doing? Are they all cleared up?

Peter's almost back to his "normal" schedule again. He did not have his PM nap yesterday, just some time in the car in the AM and about a 1/2 hr. when we got home in his crib. So he went down at 8:00 and was up at 1 (for an hour!! :( ) Then he slept the rest of the night. Yay!! I sure hope he keeps sleeping like that.

Today I'm getting 4 new tires installed on my car. I have to bring the car down the road to the gas station at 10, when the mechanic gets in...must be nice to start that late...no wonder he said Sat. would be better, he doesn't get in early enough to get it all done during the week!! Hopefully he'll do it while I'm waiting, because Peter & I will have to hang out in the park down the road while it's getting done. I could walk home, but it's about a mile, and my foot's been bothering me lately.

08-22-2003, 12:20 PM
Well, I walked home from the gas station. It's weird, whatever's wrong with my foot, it hurts like h*ll if I've been sitting and then get up, can barely put pressure on it...it's my heel. But walking home from the gas station it was fine, once I've been up and walking around. Mom said it might be tendonitis.

Argh...Peter again...

08-22-2003, 05:17 PM
ACK!!!! A reason for the fussiness...Peter decided he had some spare time to cut TOOTH #7 today!! :eek: I'm sure #8 is coming soon...

08-22-2003, 11:15 PM
Lauren--Kaylee is just with 2 teeth and no more in sight!! My niece had a mouth full by 1 year...She eats her oatmeal and 1/2 jar of fruit mixed for breakfast, then for lunch she eats the meat/vege jar combo heated by itself and the rest of the fruit from the morning...The evening meal is her rice cereal with 2 tbls yo-baby yogurt in it.. If she gets hungry in the evenings before 6pm, she gets a jar of fruit desert...her favorite is the banana pudding or banana yogurt..She only does the Heinze..Hates the Gerber!!!Since the Heinze or 3 for $1 and the Gerber is $0.45 a jar, I am not complaining!!!!

Snacks are Fruit wagon wheels or the Biter Buscuits.
THe ears are doing great!!!:D :D She does however had a clear runny nose with lots of sneezes but no drainage from those ears...
I got me a Chase "R" US Visa...I get gift certificates to any of the "R" us stores..I charge everything on it and pay it off at the end of the month..TOday I got a $10 certificate!!! Hey, any bit helps with diapers!!!!
Off to sleep!!!!

08-23-2003, 12:43 PM
Hi guys,

Alex is actually napping in the pack 'n play so I can type with two hands!! DH made it home all safe and sound last night. It's so good to have him home again. My grandmother is leaving today. I have enjoyed having her here but I am so ready for her to go. Her favorite thing to tell me has been that I need to lay that baby down. I'm spoiling him. I just told her "SO. That's what I'm here for. My house is reasonably clean, my laundry is done and I put dinner on the table every night. If he wants me to hold him, I'm going to!" She stopped saying it after awhile, but I can see it in her eyes everytime he naps on me.

Wow, teeth are popping out everywhere!! Not here. We have enough drool to furnish everyone in the world with a bit of baby spit!!

Lauren: Hope Petey is feeling better after the tooth. Are you guys having a beautiful day up there? We are here. We sat outside in the swing for a little while. He really likes looking around.

RR: So glad to here that Kaylee is doing better. Wow, she is really eating a lot of solids!! We are waiting until 6 mos to start trying them.

OK, Alex is calling.

08-23-2003, 04:27 PM
Karen--I waited until 6 months before starting any solids..That is what my Pedi suggested and that is what I follow..You will see though, once U start, ALex will love it!!!
Kaylee started with the draining ears and the nasty nose today...
One week off the Zithromax and it is comming back.