The Diary of a First Time Mom: Fevers & Diaper Rashes

My weekend started with bath-time with the boys. I moved their toys that have taken a permanent residence in my living room into their bedroom and let them crawl and play in there room. They have an uncanny fascination with the door stops and the noise it makes when they flick it.

Thing 1 is my little cuddle bug hands down, anyway, as I began the process for bath time. I noticed that he wanted to cuddle a little more and wanted me to rock him to sleep and got upset when I had to go bathe his brother. As I am bathing Thing 2 he begins screaming, I noticed that he had a serious diaper rash, it was red and raw. After his bath, I quickly begin to clean it up let it dry and apply A&D.

Saturday evening Thing 1 progressively became irritated and upset. And it went on into Sunday evening, as I’m taking a shower my boyfriend comes in and say “Thing 1 has a fever of 101”. Once he said that I tried to finish washing the shampoo out of my hair and give myself a quick bird bath to see what’s happening with my baby. It was so sad his temp went up to 103, I slept with him all night monitoring him and putting a cool compress on his head while his dad gave him a fever reducer. I felt helpless when he woke up at 2am, 5am and 7am crying and irritated. Plus, I felt even more guilty because I had to leave him to go to work:(

So basically, I have been nursing a horrible diaper rash and a fever struck baby for the past couple of days. Thing 1 is doing better he is not burning up anymore he is back to being happy. But he is still screaming out and talking in his sleep. I think his teeth are coming in. Thing 2 still has the rash, I am nursing it as best I can letting him crawl around without a pamper so air will hit it and I just bought some corn startch last night for powdering. (I’ll keep you posted on the outcome)

Pray for my babies. Lord:(