Thursday, May 29, 2014

Bath Baby, and Eczema

This little one is going through a rough patch.  Or should I say some "rough patches".
Yup, our pediatrician confirmed that he's got some eczema, and it's no fun!
It started on his neck/face area, and now it's showing up on his arms and legs at the folds (elbows/knees).

I wanted to get some input from any of y'all who have been through this with your little ones.

We have just switched to this wash,

and this lotion, (after trying a few different ones with no improvement)

Has something in particular worked for you?
Any recommendations?
Did they "outgrow" it?  

Advice, suggestions, and encouragement appreciated!!

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Florida Vacation - Part 2!

After a blissful beach day and birthday fiesta (Part 1 Vacation), we were in the mood for relaxing pool day at home with the fam!  It was a perfect sunny day, and we had the best time lounging, swimming, playing volleyball, and of course putting Andrew in his cutest swim gear :)

favorite sunnies!

monogram swimsuit - nothing cuter
Dad and Me :)
these baby birds hatched on Mother's Day!  see the open beak?
love these two

That night, while Uncle Brad babysat...

John and I had a fabulous beachside dinner with our besties!

The next morning was a little "Sip and See" for some dear friends to come over to meet Andrew.  It was such a special time and he did so great!

Then we set out on a little road trip to go visit/meet Andrew's great-grandpa.  These pictures are just my favorite and mean the world to me.  So happy they could finally meet!  
My Papa was so excited ;)
Andrew was smitten and wouldn't let go of his Papa's shirt :)

The next was another beach day, and then a baseball game that night!

Another FABULOUS trip home to Florida!!  Can't wait til our next visit in July!!

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Florida Vacation - Part 1!

Well, our first trip with baby was a major success!!
We flew Southwest (love!) to Pensacola, Florida, stopping through Nashville on the way there, and back.  
Andrew was such a champ :-)

He slept EVERY flight - I think the humming of the plane really helped, as well as feeding during the descent and landing.  Also, we were able to get a seat for him with no extra charge, so we could take his car seat on.  
(I plan to do a little "Flying with Baby" post soon!)

This is before we even took off on our first flight!  Happy Mama!  

We arrived to my hometown on Mother's Day (my first one!), and we were greeted with beautiful flowers (thanks Andrew!), and a wonderful dinner al fresco with my sweet fam. 

Day 2 was beach day!  And the most glorious beach day ever!
And we spent the day at the VERY spot that John proposed.....
7 years ago!

It was so fun to see Andrew at the beach for the first time!
The "beach vacation" is definitely a different one with kids, but oh so sweet and special!

My boys - my heart.
He LOVED the sand!

And the water, too!

Andrew's is so lucky to have his Mimi and Papa D live at the beach!

That night we celebrated my birthday with friends and family - and my best friend got to finally meet Andrew!  So special!  

We had a delicious Mexican fiesta with some of my favorite recipes:

Such a fabulous day filled with sun, sand, family, friends, and good food.
What more could you ask for?!  ;)

Stay tuned for Part 2!

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