Trystan's 5 week appt...

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Starryblue702's picture
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Trystan's 5 week appt...

Hey girls, so Trystan had his 5 week checkup yesterday, and all is well! He's now 10 lbs 14 oz and 22 inches long! Doctor said everything looks great, and he's in the 75th percentile for everything... momma's big boy! I can't believe how much he's growing. He does have little red bumps all over his face, sort of like an acne breakout, which is driving me a little nuts. The dr said to not wash his face with soap, as that might be agrevating his skin (and if he has skin like mine, it's INSANELY sensitive) and to just wipe his face with a wet washcloth. I don't see how that can keep his skin clean though, and thus wouldn't that just perpetuate the cycle of bumps? I bought him some cream by Clinique called Redness Solutions that worked really well with DD (she had the same thing) so hopefully that helps. Otherwise he's just perfect and beautiful... and I really miss him when I'm at work... STUPID JOB!!!

lil96's picture
Joined: 03/27/06
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does he have baby acne? My boys have had it sporadically in the NB phase. I think it comes from bfing and something I ate (like the old wives tale) like chocolate makes him break out, kwim? I don't think it is a matter of cleanliness, so don't worry about it. The peds and mws here say not to wash with soaps or shampoos until they are old enough to get dirty. I like clean fresh babies and so I do use some shampoo though Smile

Summer05's picture
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Yay 4 a good appt & wtg for growing! Hope the spots clear up. Boooo for working but my hat's off to you for it and with pumping and all!

sweetsriracha's picture
Joined: 03/29/11
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Good growing, Mama! Sounds like you are making ice cream breastmilk Smile

And hats off to you with the working/pumping cycle - I know how hard it is to go back!

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