Been transferring a few of my old entries over… hoping to get them all done eventually. But as I’ve been doing that I’ve been reading some of the older entries. And you know what? I think I used to write more interesting stuff. So I’m going to try and do that a bit more now. We aim to please.
Finally finished a layout that I’ve been working on for a few days… more photos and more detail over at Tara Creates.
Today Kate, Jack and Nicholas came over. Elisha was so excited to see them. He was running up and down the hallway and just couldn’t be still, he was bursting. They had a great time playing together. I was feeling like a good mummy and did gluing, and stickers, and drawing, and cooking and story time with them. I even made them a warm lunch. Okay so it was baked beans and tinned spaghetti with toast but hey, it WAS warm.
From the reading of older blog entries I’ve done a bit of a comparison between Elisha and Cayley. It seems that at six months of age, Elisha was DOING more, but Cayley is ‘SAYING’ more. Cayley rolled over as I recorded a week or so ago, and she has not done it since. I’m really quite surprised, because when she did it she looked like she knew exactly what she was doing, and she wasn’t in the least concerned or excited by what she had done. She is playing with her feet and legs a lot, but no more rolling. The only time she seems to move is in her cot. I lay her in with her feet at one end, and when I go to pick her up she is quite often much further up the cot. Which means I can’t be lazy and leave any bits and pieces up in the top of her cot any more.
Her skin is still terrible. It just flares up so quickly and once it is sore and red and yucky, it is just so hard to get it back under control again. I have a little bit of 0.05% steroid cream, but I am very loath to use it on her face. It takes a few good days of consistently remembering to lather the moisturiser on at absolutely every opportunity before it comes good again. The poor little thing. It obviously itches very badly. Scratching is one thing she has definitely learnt. Sometimes when the eczema is particularly bad just looking at it makes me want to cry.
We still haven’t really started solids. I have been put onto the theory of baby led weaning by the child health nurse, and we are trying this out, though with no apparent success so far.
The biggest factor so far in getting her to have a bit of food is that she seems to like sleeping a lot in the afternoon. I guess I’m just going to have to try a bit harder to get her to be awake for a bit of eating.
I am off for an allergy test tomorrow. For some reason or other I seem to have developed some very strange food intolernaces since having had Cayley, so going to go and get this checked out. Having a vega test, which is not medically proven, but mum swears by it, so going to give it a go. My brother Josh had this test done when he was younger, and through diet his childhood asthma was for the most part controlled.
Anyway don’t want to scare you all off with too massive a post. See you some time again soon.