Sunday, September 27, 2009
It's late at night now, Brandon is asleep and I finally get to write or do my online work. It's kinda like working graveyards for me. I don't have much time to write a lot since Brandon's night awakenings are unpredictable.
Overall for Brandon's birthday party, everyone had a great time and Brandon got lots of gifts. Brandon was really excited for the new toys. I want to express thanks to her friends for coming over. I took some photos and I've uploaded to my online album here:
MyPhotoAlbum. Enjoy (and feel free to commment)! :)
If you like to view a video I made, click on the play button.
Linked from my YouTube account.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
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Thursday, September 17, 2009
Week 3: September 14-27
Win a Sienna Lights Hurricane from Partylite (Open to US)
Win a LeadConfirm At-Home Lead Test (Open to US and Canada)
Win Cranklz Straps for Crocs from Monkey Lisa (Open to US)
Win a Clorox Gift Set (Open to US)
Win a Barbie and The Three Musketeers DVD (Open to US and Canada)
Win Glow Gluten-Free Cookies (Open to US)
Win a $50 Gymboree Gift Card (Open to US and Canada)
Win Wet Ones Antibacterial Wipes (Open to US)
Win a Child's Belt from MySelf Belts (Open to US)
Win a Copy of MozyHome File Backup (Open to US and Canada)
Week 2: September 7-20
Win a Twill with Scotchguard Sofa Slip Cover (Open to US and Canada)
Win an AT&T Dual Handset Answering System (Open to US and Canada)
Win V8 V-Fusion Juice and an L.L. Bean Tote Bag (Open to US)
Win Kid Kupz (Open to US and Canada)
Win a Jishaku Game (Open to US and Canada)
Win a Customizable Shainswear Eco-Friendly Bracelet Set (Open to US and Canada)
Win a Play-Doh Coco-Nutty Monkey (Open to US)
Win an Omron Pedometer (Open to US and Canada)
Win a Children's Lunch Pack from Built (Open to US and Canada)
Win Stacy's Chips (Open to US)
It would be nice to try a different brand to see how it compares. I am still nursing Brandon and currently using the La Leche League brand. I have tried other brands such as Gerber and Lansinoh, but I didn't like it as much because the gel crystals would come out and stick onto my skin or my clothing. Sometimes it would leak if I have too much flowing.
The Evenflo I am trying is actually nice and soft and makes no mess. I really like them. It's just as comfortable as the La Leche League brand.
Hope to win bigger prizes such as a new toy for Brandon to use too.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Since I don't feed him formula, I think it is important for Brandon to continue to get all the nutrients he needs from breastmilk. And if he is ready to wean, I will let him make his decision. I hope I can keep up with my supply for the next few months.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
And Brandon got to ride in those car rides in the mall with Garfield.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
It's the final weekend before school starts. For some great stuff, check out Mom Central's "Back to school Giveaways" for these awesome prizes.
Win a Baby-G Watch from Casio
Win a Children's Place Gift Card
Win an all-in-one printer from Lexmark
Win a Jeep Travel Anywhere Booster Seat
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Brandon uses medicated cream. We've been using Cortate hydrocortisone 0.5% cream, but didn't seem to be working. I went to another family doctor that my husband's family go to. He wrote me a prescription to try 1% hydrocortisone. It is working much better. I don't really like using too much medication for Brandon. When his skin looks dry, I try to put on moisturizer (doctor recommended Glaxal Base). I also give him aloe gel to sooth the itchiness. The problem still somewhat exist because he rubs his face occasionally in the middle of the night, even though I put mitts on his hands.
What I suspected that caused his allergies or eczema to flare is my breastmilk that he has been drinking. I have eliminated cow's milk in my diet for almost a week now and Brandon's eczema allergies got better. Eliminating dairy products means I need to avoid milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, etc. for at least 2 weeks. Another thing I have to watch is keep him from rubbing or scratching his face.