Today Ray took the monumental step from jamming his own fists/fingers into his mouth, to actually picking up an external object and jamming it into his mouth. And so the fun begins. Fortunately he’s not mobile yet, so we have time to Ray-proof the immediate vicinity. I can’t help feeling that we’re about to turn the corner from passive baby (eats, sleeps, looks cute, can’t do anything), to active baby (demands constant attention, once and for all goodbye life as I have known it). It seems Ray is getting ready to demand a lot more attention.
Took a good chunk out of the to-do list today. The doctor didn’t offer any real promising information, but prescribed us various creams, including some light steroids. We made an appointment to see him again when we get back from America. Chieko, who has a pretty severe skin allergy (perhaps I mentioned that?), expressed her dismay that there haven’t been any advances in treatment since she first started seeing doctors more than 30 years ago. The doctor, who is most certainly younger than both of us, was empathetic. I’m sort of wondering why we’re seeing a pediatrician about a severe skin problem. I don’t doubt the doctor’s knowledge, but perhaps a skin expert would have a bit more insight.
We also went to a more traditional pharmacy and bought some Chinese natural cream that Chieko found out about. We’re trying that first to see if it does anything. I’m also looking forward to seeing the herbalist on Cape Cod (thanks Beth!) to see if she might have any natural remedies.
But enough of that. Look at the cute baby.