NO, I am not feeding my newborn kool-aid! (My friend Mandy actually had someone ask her that when her son Max also was wearing a purple mouth!) Ashley is sporting the purple mouth because BOTH mommy and Ashley were dealing with a nasty case of thrush. Thrush is a yeast-based infection that was WAY painful for mommy and a little uncomfortable for Ashley. We started on prescription meds and the routine was so time consuming that I literally did not have a spare minute. I had to use an anti-fungal cream 4 times a day and SHOWER before each feed. OK, so most moms with a newborn are lucky to brush their teeth, let alone take FOUR showers every day! Ashley also needed her meds 4 times a day, but was not supposed to eat a 1/2hr after getting the meds...that was not easy!
Well, the meds were not working and I was exhausted with the routine, so we went purple. And by that I mean we started using Gentian Violet. It is much easier to use, BUT, as you can see, it turns Ashley's mouth purple and also stains everything! Thankfully, I was healed after a few days and am thrilled to have pain-free nursing in the second week!(still doing fine!) But, Ashley still has a little left and hopefully in the next few days it will finally clear up.
I can't tell you how many EXPLOSIONS Ashley has had. Pretty much every time she has a dirty diaper..it's a MASSIVE blowout. I will spare you the details, but it's so bad I need Eddy or even Lacy's assistance!!! These are Ashley's first and completely impromptu bath after one of her many blow-outs.
Lacy's new friend. A neighborhood cat, who must be STARVED for attention to have a not-so-gentle Lacy love on it. But the cat enjoys Lacy just as much I think:)