Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Attack of the diaper rash

Poor little Colby is having his first experience with diaper rash. It is localized around his bum right now so we're doing what we can to stay ahead of it. It doesn't seem to bother him as he's not too fussy when we clean him. But we just don't want to let it get worse.

I think Tracey and I might be into a groove with Colby at night. Last night I crashed around 9:30 and slept until 5am. Then I got up with him and will stay up until I leave for work. This lets me sleep through most of the night but then lets her sleep in the morning for a bit. I love getting up early....always have. I can get some work done, enjoy my coffee, watch some morning news, enjoy the quiet the house .....all before the sun comes up.

I don't know if any of Colby's followers watch the market, but it's been an interesting couple weeks. Now the international markets are starting to follow with fears that the US is teetering on a recession. Boring stuff to you? It's what I deal with every day and when the market acts like this...things get very busy! So I anticipate work getting busier again. I wonder if Colby will have an interest in the market as he gets older. Only time will tell.

So I'm doing my best now to continue to update the blog more regularly. I know that I'm still missing pictures. No excuses....I'll get some up soon.

I'll end with a couple of questions. Feel free to reply via a comment or shoot me an e-mail.

Do you follow the market much? And secondly, do you or did you ever hope your child would eventually do what you do for work?


Anonymous said...

I have heard somethings about the recession. I think it would be a big help for us, to get the extra money... especially now with having to buy diapers almost every week, or it seems that way.

I would love for Maleia to be a stay at home mom!!! It is the best job ever!!! :D

Sorry to hear about Colby having a diaper rash, luckily Maleia has never gotten it to bad. Hope he gets better soon.

Jamie, Jordan, and Maleia

Anonymous said...

Hey Scott. There's this stuff called triple paste that works amazing!! Jacob had a pretty bad one and we tried the palmers coco butter and desitin and it just got worse. Tried this stuff and it took care of it in a couple days. It's expensive, but worth every penny!! Good luck, Jen

Anonymous said...

I second Jen on Tripple Paste. It's the best stuff on the market. There's also a recipe for diaper ointment made with Malox that worked well for some of my students. When all else fails, try to leave them naked for as long as the temp will allow, though when you weigh only 8 lbs in winter than's a pretty short window of time.
I have been following the market a bit. At present michigan is in the midst of a recession.
I don't have kids of my own but I would love for my God Daugters, neices and nephews to find a job that brings as much meaning into their lives as mine does to me, whatever that may be.

I'm Not Skippy said...

I don't follow the market except for the bits and pieces on the news when it gets like it is.

And no, I don't want my son to grow up to do what I do. I'd rather he do something productive. . . like mass murder or something.