Friday, February 17, 2006

What's up with Braeden?

I hope you'll check out the videos of Braeden I posted last night. If you have, I bet you've laughed at his antics. I especially love it when he yells through the milk jug or a cup. He does it a lot, so he must enjoy it too.

But what else is he up to?

He doesn't fit in any of the one-piece 12-month outfits anymore. The cuffs ride up just below his knees and he typically pops the snaps at the crotch. He ends up looking pretty sad in a one-piece. So his usual uniform is a shirt and pants making him look like a little man. :)

We've been going through a bout with cradle cap. It's funny, if you look it up you'll read that it affects babies and is usually gone by the end of the first year. Then there's Braeden who never had it as a baby, turned one, and developed a pretty nasty case of it. Now before you get too nervous about it, cradle cap is a really minor thing. It's really more annoying than anything else. And when I say annoying, I mean to me. His scalp is all crusty. Yuck! The treatment is to douse his head in baby oil. Let it soak in to loosen the dead skin (because that's all cradle cap is, a build-up of dead skin), then brush it off with a toothbrush or washcloth. We've been at it for a week or so, and it's looking much better. If the situation doesn't resolve itself, we'll have to ask the doctor for another remedy. Apparently Braeden has sensitive skin, what with the ezcema and the cradle cap.

Speaking of skin, his super-dry skin is softening up beautifully. We bought a humidifier (thanks G-Ma and P-Pa!) for his room and run it every night. His legs (which were the main problem) feel great now. Between the humidifier and the eucerin I cover him with every night, he's got silky-smooth skin now.

Another of Braeden's favorite games involves the stairs. After Braeden's dinner, Mat runs upstairs to run his bath. I clean up Braeden and take him to the bottom of the stairs. Mat lies down upstairs and waits for Braeden to start climbing the stairs, which he does after I encourage him by asking "Where's daddy". Braeden starts climbing and periodically Mat lifts his head up to encourage Braeden. When Braeden sees Mat pop up, he laughs and renews his climbing efforts. He also stretches up to try to see Mat. It doesn't work until he's a couple steps from the top, but he loves to get there so he can finally see daddy. Great game, tons of fun!

That's it for now. We've got no plans for the weekend, and unfortunately it's only going to be in the 30s. After temps in the 60s for the past couple of days, this is incredibly disappointing.

No comments: