Poor Luke has been plagued with eczema and allergies for some time now. It recently got worse when I gave him some cherry tomatoes for a snack. His palm started to swell and later his forearm as the juice of the tomatoes dripped down.
* The photos below are quite graphic, if you’re having a meal it might be best not to scroll down. You’ve been warned
Thankfully they look worse than he feels. Besides the occasional scratch , he doesn’t seem to be bothered by them. We are about to embark on two week’s of steroid therapy plus tons of moisturizer. Between Ally’s enormous appetite and Luke’s supply of creams, these kids are bursting our piggy bank! Let me just put it on the record, when I grow old and incontinent, they better not put me in generic brand adult diapers.
2012 was an amazing year with the arrival of Luke. This little guy is so awesome and has made our family complete.
Less than 24 hours old and surrounded by love
3 weeks old, still a scrawny little chicken
2 months of baby goodness
brothers for life
New milestones, just as exciting 3rd time round
First trip as a family of 5
Always full of smiles
Growing up way too fast
We can’t wait to see what 2013 will bring. Happy New Year!
For the past few months we have been dealing with Luke’s chronic constipation. As a baby on a milk only diet, he was fine. Then he started semi solid foods and his pipes became clogged. We tried everything, I stopped giving him Apples, Bananas and Carrots, foods known to cause constipation. I did tummy massages, bicycle legs, the warm bath, nothing worked. Finally we put him on medication after he went for a whole two weeks without pooping.
Anyone who has ever been constipated would know the discomfort. Each time he tried to go, he would cry out in pain. It came to the point where he started to hold back whenever he felt the urge to poo. On the advice of his doctor we started to put him on the toilet hoping gravity would help him. This was finally the solution to our problem. The first few times were hard, he cried as usual but didn’t hold back. Once he realised that he could poop easily, it became much better. I kept him on his medication and at the same time added flax seed oil to his meals. He has a jar of prunes everyday and we also increased his water intake. I’m glad to say that things seem to be getting better and I’m sure Luke is happy his pipes are now cleared.
I lose my temper with them more often than I should. At times I choose my computer over playing games with my children. I forget to praise them when they deserve it but I’m quick to point out their faults and wrong doings. Yet tonight, while putting Ally to bed, she grabbed me and gave me a tight hug. Then she whispered in my ear ” You are the best mama I could ever want”
I felt so undeserving…. and so grateful for their unconditional love .
Filed under Ally, Luke, Max
For the past month maybe two, we have noticed that Luke has unusually shaky hands. The best way I can describe it is like a person with Parkinson’s. Yes, that’s how bad the trembling can be.
Initially I thought it was an infant thing, something which he would outgrow. Time passed and it never got better. I tried to see if there was a pattern to his shaking but it was very random. Trying to get a video of it was even more difficult. Anyway I took him to see his pediatrician and after examining him she reassured me that it wasn’t anything serious, just an immature muscle control.
Fast forward a month, he is now 5 months old and the shakes are still there. We decide to take him to a pediatric neurologist, just to get him checked out. It turned out to be an immaturity of his brain, something that he SHOULD outgrow by the time he turns 1. For now we’re just going to keep an eye on him, I’m just glad it wasn’t anything serious.
My curly hair cutie
My two boys, such polar opposites
Luke at 2.5 months, weighing a hefty 7.5kg
Max, 3.5 years, 11kg
It’s been nearly 3 months since we welcomed Luke into the family. What can I say, we are all in love with this little ( okay, not so little) guy. He is always ready with a smile and is happiest early in the morning after his bath.
In 3 months he has more than doubled his birth weight, he’s sleeping less during the day and making all sorts of adorable baby sounds.
I love the way he smells and I wish I could bottle up his baby scent to savor forever. We’re really lucky to be blessed with a baby who doesn’t seem to mind being shuttled back and forth, in and out of his car seat.
Newborn Luke, not even 6 hours old.
Two weeks old, a rare shot of him awake as he use to sleep up to 22 hours a day. Bliss
One month old and yes, he has filled up nicely. Still sleeping for most of the day.
2 months old- he stays awake for longer periods of time and is one happy little guy. He currently tips the scales at 7.2kg
Oh dear Luke, please don’t grow up so quickly! I’m really loving your babyness .