This is not a new year's resolution post. Baby M has been dealing with a skin irriation on her face for a couple of weeks, and within the last few days it seems to have peaked. She's a pretty easy-going baby. Besides crying from 6-9 or 11 every night she normally doesn't cry much at all. She's grunts when she's hungry in the night and so last night when she cried most of the night, I had to assume it was related to the now very red almost sunburned looking irritation on her face, neck and head.
When I took her to her pediatrician today, the pediatrician confirmed that the irriation was still baby acne but also now looked like borderline or a mild case of eczema. She told me to keep treating it the way we have been by mixing in hydrocortisone with some lotion for her. Then she looked at me, and smiled the way she always smiles when she's going to suggest something she thinks might upset me. "I'd like you to cut out milk, peanut butter and eggs for a few weeks to see if her skin gets better. If it does you can try reintroducing those things in small amounts back into your diet." She went on to verify that I knew it meant no cheese, milk, yogurt, etc.
So here I am, preparing myself mentally and emotionally for the upcoming weeks. Cheese and milk are two of my favorite things to consume. But I love my baby more than I love food so here we go. I'm hoping a side effect of this new diet is some weightloss for me because how can I eat late night oreos without a tall cold glass of milk?