Okay, I know you are sick of hearing about this. But I really do think I have the mystery rash solved — it’s not ringworm, it’s not PUPPS, it’s really probably eczema — just like Hilary had suggested at the start. The first rash on my breast really started when I visited my Mom and had probably the most stressful day since Morella’s hospitalization episode. Now the rash is all over my legs, my back, my neck, my arms and all happened after Tim being gone for a week. I got some good tips from Hilary on how to treat it and will start ASAP — still take a claritin and yes, I will still make a doctors appointment. But you know, since this isn’t urgent it will probably take two weeks to get in.
The MH (mother’s helper) started today — and was here for three hours. I am only hiring four hours a week, the next hour will be tomorrow — at which point I plan on running some errands without kids or at the very least with Athena. I was *finally* able to cancel my Y membership. My last day of use is December 25th, and the woman said that my reasons were valid (very young children and H1N1/flu/cold concerns in their daycare). Then Karen took Morella off to the blue park and I stayed back to keep cleaning the kitchen which didn’t get far because Athena woke up and I spent time with her while watching the last of Ellen and Oprah. Now that was having some me time. It reminded me of the good old days when it was just Morella, me and Voyager. Ahh…. Anyway. Sure I did errands and cleaned but it was so nice to be able to do that, and especially have Athena all to myself for a few hours in the day. I think it was time well spent.
Athena has her first nickname! “Nena” says Morella when asked who the baby is. This week are working on her knowing what her name is. So far she is great at saying Mommy/Momma, Daddy, Baby (and just learned Nena today) but won’t say her own darn name! Come on kid!
Alright. I gotta go an take that lukewarm shower.
ETA: Maybe it’s psychological but after the lukewarm shower, not drying off and slathering anti-itch cream followed by an ungodly amount of eucerin (and using Dove sensitive skin soap which we thankfully had lying around the house) — this is the most relief I have had all day. *crosses fingers*