As a new mum I panic quite easily. I worry and fret over every little thing involving Cesca. I worried when she was sleeping too much upon returning home from the hospital. I worried that she was not feeding enough from my breast milk alone. I worried when her appetite increased and had to introduce formula. I was worried when she spent a week having colic problems. When I was convinced she was not then sleeping enough, I worried too. Her grumbling murmurs had me thinking she was uncomfortable about something, or was coming down with something (I now know it’s just her enjoying making noises). Up until this morning I was worried that she might be suffering from constipation, and even bought new formula for her (which I have decided not to use, and will rely on Bebegel in the meantime).
And living with a new grandmother DOES NOT HELP, worry-wise!!
And now I’m (better still, we’re) worried because of her poor little red face. Fully covered with spots 😦
What started off with one spot has, within a couple of days, developed into a full rash. And even though everyone is telling me it’s normal and that it will fade, I can’t stop looking at her once-spot-free face and feel like bursting out in tears.
I visited A’s dad who is Mr. Calm personified and who is the most patient and stress-free person/doctor I have ever met, and as expected he told me not to worry – assuring me it will pass and it will not scar. But for once his reassuring manner has not worked with me, and I will wait until the weekend is over, and should it persist I will visit the child specialist and get his advice on the matter.
Here’s hoping for a ‘clear’ start…