Fynnlee

Fridays with Fynnlee

It’s FriYAY!  We should be headed to Charlotte today for a fun filled weekend with my favorite girls…but our physical therapist thought it was a bad idea for Greyson to be in a car seat for 7+ hours straight.  whomp whomp.  So we’ll be sticking around the burgh for the long weekend.

So let’s get this spotlight on Fynnlee started!

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Little miss has started talking up a storm.  And by talking, I mean she’s been babbling non-stop.

But if she could talk, she would tell you…

She loves daycare

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She is always doing fun projects and activities.  And she adores her teachers.  One afternoon I stopped by to say hello to my babies and she was just gazing lovingly at the teacher holding her.  She wouldn’t take her eyes off of her and I didn’t exist.  It should have made me sad but I’m thrilled she is thriving in the care of others.

She’s killing it in tummy time.  Killing it!!! 

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She loves to be on her tummy now and will hang out looking at books or toys (or herself in a mirror) forever.  It’s pretty darn cute.

She plays hard. 

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She’s still obsessed with the activity mat but sometimes wears her out!

She loves to sleep.

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Don’t mess with her bedtime.  This child would put herself to sleep if she could.  She hasn’t seen past 7:00 in a loooooong time.

She loves to dance.

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She is always moving.  Always. Legs in the air like she just don’t care.  Jerry can’t wait until they can start walking…he’s nuts!

She’s the most amazing little girl on the planet. 

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And I just love her to pieces.

Have a great holiday weekend! (And don’t have to much fun without me, Strogues!  Miss you!)

Greyson

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.

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So let’s talk about my favorite little boy.

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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!

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