Tuesdays With Greyson

I’m starting a new blog feature…Tuesdays with Greyson.  Not to worry, there will be Fridays with Fynnlee too!

In an effort to try and keep this blog current…and not cram everything in a whole month’s update…and to establish these Beans as individuals…and post lots more pictures of the cutest babies alive…I’m going to do a weekly feature on each of the kids.  Sometimes it might just be one picture. Sometimes it might be a huge novella. But it will be a little something to keep everyone up to date on what is going with Greyson and Fynnlee.


So let’s talk about my favorite little boy.


I have affectionately dubbed him the hot mess express.  This poor child has more superficial ailments than one baby should have to put up with.  Torticollis, a big ole flat head, baby acne, cradle cap, crusty ears, clogged tear ducts…you name it, he’s got it!  And we are very lucky that all this stuff is superficial and should clear up mostly on it’s own. Trust me, I’m aware that we could have it so much worse.

This past week brought us to the pediatric dermatologist.  We noticed he had a bright red irritation around his neck and as it was hidden in the folds of his baby fat, it was pretty hard to treat. Our pediatrician took a look at it and determined that it was most likely yeast growth.  We were to use an OTC antifungal cream on it and it should clear up within a few days.

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Well it didn’t.  And rather than make another peds appointment, I decided to go straight to the specialist.  We were lucky that Children’s Hospital has a dermatology division and it was right in Wexford.  We met with Dr. Gehris and she was fantastic.  She gave us a prescription cream for his neck (along with something stronger if the yeast was resistant to the milder treatment) and a special shampoo that should clear up the cradle cap.

I’m happy to report that the ring around his neck is almost gone and his flaky scalp is getting better.  We still have some dry patches on his face that I want to address at our follow up appointment in two weeks.  But those are getting better too with some baby Cerave.

Despite all of these annoyances, he is still the happiest baby around.  This kid is always smiling!


2 thoughts on “Tuesdays With Greyson”

  1. Hahaha – Hot mess express. I lol’d. Poor little guy! Glad it’s clearing up already though. BTW – his head looks nice and round in that picture! 🙂


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