I’m sorry I kept you. I hit the ground running this morning and have been go go go ever since until I settled down for a nap earlier this evening. I heart maternity leave. I could have days like this everyday!
Foxy had her one month checkup today. It’s amazing that it has been 4 weeks as of tomorrow. She has grown three inches and is a solid 8 pounds 7 ounces. Mother’s milk does the body good!
I got a talking to from the nurse practitioner this morning on the whole baby acne/cradle cap thing. Yes, she has a smidge of cradle cap which I didn’t even notice *sheepish grin*. Okay, she didn’t really scold me, but she did school me on my baby and body lotion, baby oil and other products. Basically, for the first couple of months I shouldn’t be using any lotion/oil/etc. on the new baby skin.
To clear up the acne and cradle cap I am on a strict regimen of daily hair washing and face washing. When I informed my nurse that we are black women and we don’t wash our hair every day, she informed me that she worked for 20 years in Stone Mountain (read:Blackpeopleville) and that she knew what she was talking about.
I guess I got told!
So I’ll be having an ashy, dry haired baby (I know not really) for the next month or so until her skin is back to smooth and baby soft.