Monday, April 09, 2007

Easter Explosion

So I hope your Easter was swell, because ours...not so much. It started out promising, but that all diminished when I heard bloodcurdling screaming, and noticed a super rotten smell walking down the hallway to Ava's room. Explosion...Ava's first poop out of the diaper experience, and it was not a pleasant one. All up the back, all over the bed, all over the blanket, and she was left with the worst case of d.iaper rash that I had ever seen. We went straight to the bath, and at this point I realized that going to church was no longer a priority. We were able to meet my parents out for breakfast and then back to their house for a while before the screaming started again.

She's had d.iaper rash before, but I have never seen anything like this. There was even a slight moment where it appeared to be bleeding. Everytime we walked into her bedroom to change her she woud scream. Everytime I would even put a wipe near her she would scream and I cried and told her how sorry I was. I felt so helpless and horrible because even though I knew I was helping her, I didn't want her to think that I was deliberately causing her pain. I finally just let her air it out for a while, but in the hour that I decided to do that she pooped on two blankets and a towel. The poor child just didn't stop. The worst is behind us, but now the hardest part is keeping her hydrated. I put Pe.dialyte in her bottle but since we all know she won't take anything out of a sippy cup, she promptly used her baseball skills and hurled it all the way across the room. I finally did get her to take some water, but other than that all she had all day was milk and formula. She would not eat anything else. Yeah for another set back trying to wean from the bottle....

I tried to capture a few good shots of her with her Easter basket, and although they aren't as good as I wanted, she put on her brave face. She's such a trooper.









And I'm working on her birthday party post...I'll get to it eventually!!


And Happy Anniversary to my hubby....thank you for 2 glorious years! I can't wait for many more...

4 comments:

Holly said...

Awww, poor thing! I use Vaseline for Ellie's diaper rash and it is a lifesaver.
Also, Ava's dress is beautiful!

Whitney said...

That sucks she was so sick! But she's as cute as always. And I promise I'm getting to the meme you tagged me for. It'll be up by tomorrow. Promise.

mamaof2sweetangelboys said...

Aww, that's so pitiful when they have diaper rashes! I hope it gets better soon! Ava looks adorable in her dress though :) Happy Anniversary to you & your hubby :)

beebop said...

pink salve (spelled pinkxav) is a miracle worker on nasty diaper rash!

she looks beautiful in her easter outfit! such a pretty girl!