This weekend Max and Kate came home from their road trip to Iowa. I was cooking dinner for Kate when my weary road warriors stumbled in the back door a little after 9 PM after nine hours in the car. Max, surprisingly, was in a great mood. After dinner Max slowly passed out and we made our way upstairs. I was planning on handing Max over to Kate for one last feeding before bed but he passed out on my chest instead. The cat then nuzzled into my right armpit and Kate nuzzled in on my left side. I was sandwiched by my family and wasn’t going anywhere. I fell asleep with blissful happiness to have them all in my arms.
This morning I saw the rash that has been developing on Max’s skin and wow it has gotten worse. Kate is pretty sure it is either heat rash or milia. Whatever it is, it scares me. His gorgeous soft skin is now bumpy across his face and the back of his neck. Perfectly smooth softness has been replaced by bumpy redness. What is this? Seriously, can anyone tell me? Kate and I are starting to wonder if maybe Max has a milk allergy since he has been spitting up more than usually recently. His spit up and fussiness seems to be greater on days where Kate has cereal with milk. What is strange is the rash is on his face and neck but stops where his clothes touch his neck. Maybe he is allergic to the cat?
Kate’s not being nervous about the rash has me calmer and truthfully I am just excited to have them back in my arms again. I’m glad Kate went to Iowa while I was away on business but it made me nervous having the 2 of them driving alone through the prairie. I slept like a rock on Saturday night having the bed to myself…Kate and I both hardly slept last night as Max was a thrash-master from 1 AM till morning. Still, I prefer last night’s no sleep with my family vs. any night of sleep without them. Max grew over the weekend and is gaining weight fast. He has the baby double chin going on now and his lean body is slowly giving way to rolls of adorable cuteness.