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Lets see...I'm Amber. I've been married about 2 years now to my Prince, and we have a beautiful baby girl, named Sophie. I'm a stay at home mom, which means I am a nurse, a maid, a cleaning lady, and a chef, among other things.
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Praise the Lord, it's Yeast.

So I decided to go ahead and take Sophie to see the doctor today because, lets face it, a mommy is her own worst enemy. I kept going over and over in my head about the outcomes if it was an allergic reaction to something and I figured it was better to go ahead and set my mind at ease as much as possible and take her to the doc - better safe than sorry you know?

So to the doctor we went, and come to find out, it's a simple yeast infection. miserable, but better than MRSA by far. She'd originally said MRSA because the spot on her leg was raised and looked as though it was starting to form a bump (like MRSA) so she treated it as such, but now that she's seen it calmed down, she assured us that it is definitely not MRSA. and she assured me that the redness in her diaper area was common with the medicine she is taking and that its definitely not an allergic reaction. Also since my little angel isnt so little, its common for babies of her size to sweat alot causing the redness that she's currently experiencing. she assured me that i'm doing everything right and to continue doing what I'm doing, which felt really good to hear.

She also took the time to sit down with me and answer some of my questions about nap time crying and how long I should let her cry before I come to the rescue. Here's what I've learned...

1 - At nap time, most babies cry and fuss, especially if they are social like my little girl is. I already knew this but i guess i needed to be reminded.

2 - let the crying continue for 15-20 minutes, if they arent calming down at all and getting even more upset, don't just run in and pick them up. Go in and talk to them and rub their belly/back/head and let them know that mommy hasnt left, its just time to sleep.

3 - even the best of moms need to hear that they're doing a good job.