Monday, April 25, 2005

Rolling Over

Holland has figured out how to roll from her back to front. She gets one arm trapped under her, but seems to like it that way better than being flat on her belly. She still hates being flat on her belly and will just lie there and fuss and kick her feet. Eden doesn't mind it so much, and has started practicing at lifting her head and pushing herself up. She's very close to being able to roll over also.

Holland's eczema has gone from bad to worse, to better, then back to worse. After battling it for the past few months I finally made an appointment with a dermatologist last Friday. He prescribed 2.5% Hydrocortizone and gave us a new bath regimen to follow for the next couple of weeks. I bathe her in the morning with lukewarm water and Dove body wash for sensitive skin. Within 3 minutes after her bath I apply mineral oil to her scalp, Aquaphor to the good skin, and the hydrocort to the thickened skin. Repeat at night. She doesn't love it, so I have to try to be quick. We've been following the routine since Saturday and today her skin was looking great. Of course, she had a great week after we switched from 0.5% Hydrocort to 1%, only to flare up again the week after. We have another appt with the dermatologist (who I really like) in 2 weeks. He says that her eczema is actually pretty mild and is confident that we will be able to control it. We'll see what happens. I hear it often gets worse in the summer:( I feel so terrible for her always being so itchy. She is like a different baby when it isn't flared up.

We had our first great weekend with no oxygen. Too bad it snowed... After being 84 degrees on Tuesday!


Anonymous said...

well alright miss holland! she is ready to be wireless and moblie. i am hoping the new treatment works.

that might be the best picture of eden ever!

snow??? are you kidding me?
love, lisa

Kendra Lynn said...

That's so awesome that Holland is rolling over! :) I had to teach Meredith how to roll over, with the help of a physical therapist, so count your blessings! :) That's wondeful. :)
I will be praying for her eczema...I know that's got to be horrible for her!
They are both such cuties! Great you and I'll be coming to visit soon, I hope.
Take care.

p.s. I went to Cold Stone tonight and thought of you. :) Let me know if you need some, and I'll bring it by! :)

Anonymous said...

Billie- I am so glad you like your dermo. do you mind sending me an email and giving me their name; because i have been trying to get my daughter to a dermo. forever and the one that we went to when she was 1 yr old; I didn't care for. THanks

Kacy (Harding)

Anonymous said...

What makes Holland happier? No O2 or the fact that she has fingers in these pics? They are adorable of course. Hope to see you guys soon!

Billie said...

Having fingers does make Holly V V happy!

Anonymous said...

There's no holding them back now! They'll be rockin and rollin...get ready mom! Eden's picture cracked me up, what a smile! I hope this treatment works for Holland!
They look great Billie! Love, Mamma Jules

Anonymous said...

I am happy to hear all the progress the girls are making! I love the pictures; Holland and Eden are beyond cute!! Thank you for all the postings and updates!