Saturday, October 11, 2008

I know it shouldn't bother me but...

My beautiful baby has ACNE!! Yep, that's right. Baby acne. It is all over her poor little face, and it's even on her chest and back. I know I shouldn't let it bother me. It sure doesn't bother her. It's perfectly normal for babies to have this. It will go away on it's own. But it's still driving me nuts!! I have consulted the internet and all of my baby books to see if there is anything I can do to make it go away. Apparently there isn't. Everything says not to worry, it's just from hormonal changes. And don't worry, it should clear up by eight weeks of age. Eight weeks!? She was four weeks yesterday, so they're telling me she could have this for four more weeks!! At least she had her pictures made before she broke out. I'm being so vain, I know. I just hate for my baby to be all rashy. I promise, if she looks like this again when she is a teenager, I won't say a word. :o)

Aubrey is doing great though. I can't believe she is already four weeks old. How time flies. That also means my house hasn't been thoroughly cleaned in four weeks, and I haven't cooked in four weeks. Holding and taking care of my baby is so much more important right now though. She has been pretty fussy lately. I've talked to her pediatrician, and we think she may have some reflux issues. Poor baby. We're working on getting some medicine for her to see if that makes her tummy feel better. I hate seeing her cry. All in all, she is a sweet baby, and I'm loving having her here!

4 comments:

Rebecca said...

Oh no! I've never even heard of baby acne. Like you said 4 weeks has flown by, so 8 weeks should too.

Ashley said...

Haha I understand what you mean about the little skin issue. I'd be the same way! But it should be gone by her 3 month pictures, right? :o)

KTElltt said...

Addie and Carter both did the baby acne thing. It's hard not to be vain about it but it passes quickly. It can be touched out of any professional pictures and in regular pics, it just made my kids look a bit more pink... We'll support each other in not being vain about our girls when they're teens -- Lord knows teen girls are bad enough as it is!!! :) Addie did the reflux thing too. Thank the Lord for medication! Imagine how much worse it would be if she wasn't nursing...

Heather K. said...

Our daughter had acne as well. It was definitely gone by 8 weeks, and she now has beautiful skin at four years old! She also got cradle cap, which I think bothered me more than the acne. It looked like her bald little baby head was covered in dandruff! Before every other bath I would have to put baby oil on her head and massage the flakes away with a soft baby brush. She hated it!