Will turned seven months old yesterday. He and Mom spent Friday night and most of Saturday in Troy with the Adomite/Lenny clan.
Willpower is really rolling over now, and refuses to stay on his back if you try to lay him that way. As for crawling, sometimes it looks like he’s pretty close, and other times not at all. He’s not yet mastering getting up on his hands and knees and lifting his round belly up off the floor, so I imagine that’s the next step.
His cough is finally getting a little better, after dealing with it for a month or more. But his face is a trainwreck, with eczema or something that is just progressively getting worse. His skin is raised and red and bumpy, sometimes drying to rough scaly patches. We’ve tried everything on it – Eucerin, Aquaphor, A&D, Neosporin, and two different hydrocortisone concentrations via prescription. I’ve gotten to the point where I’m frustrated enough with it that I’m taking Will 0.7 back to the doctor today to specifically discuss his face and how to fix this. I’ve never seen a baby with skin this irritated:
Also, his skin and face are so bad that taking his picture is pretty pointless. I’ve been trying to get a snapshot every day with my phone and uploading to Flickr. You can always seen the latest of those photos in the box at upper-right called “Willpower via iPhone.” Clicking on that image will take you to a slightly larger version, with all of the pictures that we’ve captured that way.
Will 0.7 is eating very well, usually doing cereal for breakfast, fruits and veggies and cereal for lunch, and a meat/protein with veggies and cereal for dinner. He really likes cereal, as you can see, but still gets 20 or 30 ounces of formula from his between-meals and nighttime bottles.
Other than that, Will is doing great. He’s helping us pack up the house and looking forward to vacation and the move.