This photo just reminds me of my Amalgamated Anomalies project, when I was desparately trying to take images that I had not done before and was just doing anything and everything. AA is probably my favourite project though.
Look at that leg hair. Swimming pools have been closed for a long time and I can’t be arsed. The other day I noticed that it was moving in the bath like plants at the bottom of a river or something.
I was going to mention it in my last post, but I ran out of space and knew I would probably be talking about it more soon anyways.
Here we are…
Every time I think I should call it looks a bit better.
So I thought maybe I was just wasting their time and be dismissed.
This other one just seemed a lot better at hydrating the skin and a friend had said it was the only cream that worked for her baby. (Not blaming her – just stating, and it did seem to make it better for a time.)
Arghh. Why did I do that?
I also had started to give her a bit of clementine yesterday and the day before, which I worried might be affecting it. And also she had a cannellini bean dip yesterday where I thought perhaps the lemon was too old?
It could be that anything and everything contributing to it basically.
I cried. Tiago said he knew that I’d cry when I saw it. B wasn’t crying though and she hasn’t seemed any different really.
Apart from the itching. She’s the same but with some itching.
She only seems to do it once I go to put cream on her as well. Classic.
I thought other people might still be asleep, but I was 5th in the queue. I guess sick people don’t sleep well…
I did want her to be seen in person as I thought it looks worse than they can probably imagine on the phone, so that was good.
I was a bit stressed as she was about to have breakfast then have a 2 hour nap after. And she did nap for the 2 hours as well.
I kept waking up in the night worrying that she’d wake up as her skin was so dry and itchy.
She kept waking up the other night before we started to put cream on more regularly and I wonder if it was due to her skin… Who knows?
Boring but hurrah. Tiago made her an omelette for the first time and she seemed to like it.
(NHS recipe. He fried it as our oven is currently broken and didn’t put potato in as we didn’t have one.)
I’m so sorry B. I hope by the time I post this that things have improved.
(18th March: It gets better then it gets worse. I think it is just something that we need to monitor for the long term. We’ve since got a new ointment and some bath stuff after I felt like I should call the doctors again.)
I totally deserve it.
Love Covid times.
We being B and I. Tiago stayed in the car (I guessed it was probably one parent only and I knew we wouldn’t be too long.)
The guy had a long beard and he made a joke about it. I said that my Dad has a big beard and B cried when she last saw him too. He was super friendly.
He looked a bit more than that but he said it pretty quickly. He did not look too shocked by her skin so I am guessing he has seen worse. He’s a doctor – I’m sure he has.
All the creams/lotions/ointments. Well one of each really.
I casually asked thinking he would know. He looked round the whole map, but luckily in the end there was one not too far from us that we could go to.
I loved the big bag, which is why I will do a shoot with it after. I am hoping one day that it may hold some nostalgia. It’s a very classic design.
(Thanks to the NHS for their help as always.)
I’d photograph her skin for the project, but it seems too much and I do not want the judgement for how bad it looks.
My Mum said she thought they looked like heat rash. I am starting to think it more and more. The Doctor’s office was hot and they looked stronger in there. I think I need to order a lighter sleeping bag though.
(18th March: It’s been getting warmer and they seem to be back. Ergh.)
Hello distractions and containment(?). We only bath her twice a week, which I thought might stop her skin getting so dry. Nope. We limit her bath to 10-20 minutes now.
Everyone is waiting for tomorrow’s announcement from the Government. I hope swimming pools reopen soon, but at this rate I will not be taking B anytime soon. Her skin needs to heal first.
I am really hoping that baby classes and playgroups will reopen, but we will have to see.
Hopefully her skin will never be worse than this.
Stupid me. I hope this post might help someone who has been put off not wanting to use a stronger cream.
In other news…
She just knows I’m stressed out all the time and need to chill more.
Yes, I had been saying we should get into bed for 9pm. Nah, that never works.
It’s nearly 8.10pm. I said I was going to do my next post tomorrow but I was in the mood to do it tonight, so here I am. I need to do the shoot after this.
We were going to watch a film, but after we spent ages talking about B’s skin a 90 minute film seemed like too much of a commitment. So we watched 90 minutes of TV instead.
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