Friday, February 27, 2009

That's a Real Thing




Does anyone watch The Office? You remember when Dwight was in charge of picking the new medical insurance plan? He made everyone write down the medical conditions they wanted covered, and Jim and Pam wrote down a bunch of fake ones (my favorite: Count Choculitis). Then Dwight thought that Anal Fissures were fake, and Kevin was all: that's a real thing.




Well, Olivia is cuter than Kevin (thankfully). But man, does she know the reality of anal fissures (tiny tears, like paper cuts, on the anus). Or, mainly, one anal fissure, which causes bouts of Bloody Murder Howling at every diaper change. An anal fissure, plus a wicked case of diaper rash.

Olivia can't talk yet, but if she could she'd be saying NO FAIR!

After a trip to the pediatrician because of bloody stool, we are equipped with all kinds of lotions and goops to put on the offender.

I'm working on the birth story. And by "working on" I mean "thinking about writing sometime in the nearish future maybe unless I decide to fall asleep instead." But there is the whole baybee thing. And poop. And bottles and diapers and delicious edible baby and NOM NOM NOM...

Would you forgive me if I provide a link to the first few photo shoot pictures? Please forgive me: Olivia's RAK Shoot by Felicia Lewis.

45 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh, poor Olivia! That sucks. I hope her little tushy heals up quickly.

And those photos are absolutely gorgeous!

Beth said...

Oh. My. God. Those pictures are gorgeous. And does she look like her Dad or what???

Niki said...

Poor girl! My son had perianal fistulas that caused us much angst until it was repaired. No fun to finally get out of the hospital only to have to keep going back!

uncomplicateme said...

Stupid fissures. Fissures sound like some type of frozen treat, but are decidedly not. Hoping her bum heals quickly!

Fantastic pictures!

hairyfarmerfamily said...

AWWW! for cute photos and OWWW! for anal fissure.

Fingers crossed tight for a healed bottom very soon!

hairyfarmerfamily said...

AWWW! for cute photos and OWWW! for anal fissure.

Fingers crossed tight for a healed bottom very soon!

Anabelle said...

don't laugh but the best thing i've ever used for Diaper rash and also cracks (my daughter had one last year in the crack of her butt.. ouch) anyhoo... nipple cream :) aka lanolin.
it worked wonders :)

*~*Lis*~* said...

I swear she is just the perfect little being you think she is. Beautiful - really!

Sorry about her bum!

Carrie said...

Poor Olivia! My daughter had those and they DO totally suck. I am sure you are inundated with diaper rash advice, but here is my .02- use a mixture of lanolin (you know, nipple goo) and Aquaphor. Works like a charm. And loved the pictures. The one of the two of you- makes me teary... I am a hormonal infertile though.

Jaci said...

I can't believe she is smiling in that picture! Too adorable.

Shanny said...

I hope the lotions help out little Olivia, its not nice for her to go through that =(

Loved the pictures, so beautiful!

Shila said...

The pictures of Olivia are absolutly adorable! She is such a pretty little princess!

Shila said...

The pictures of Olivia are absolutly adorable! She is such a pretty little princess!

WannabeMommy said...

OMG!!!!!! That pic of her on the heating pad is so scrumpdiliumpshish that my ovaries are freaking!!! (Not that they haven't been doing that already).

You have a beautiful baby... *so jealous*

Sorry about her booty.. hope it heals soon!

Malloryn said...

I hope the diaper rash clears up soon! Poor girl.

The pictures are stunning. She's so beautiful! I love the first picture with the focus on those little toes. Nom nom indeed!

andrea said...

poor kid! that is definatly no fair.

but her cuteness totally makes up for it!!

Jen said...

Elizabeth had massive diaper rash almost constantly until I switched her over to the cloth diapers. I used up a whole tube of diaper cream.

Poor baby. I hope she heals soon.

Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous baby.

Stephanie said...

Poor baby, but I have to admit, one of my favorite Office episodes.

Absolutely stunning photos.

Stephanie said...

Poor baby, but I have to admit, one of my favorite Office episodes.

Absolutely stunning photos.

Stephanie said...

Poor baby, but I have to admit, one of my favorite Office episodes.

Absolutely stunning photos.

Nic said...

hope her behind gets better soon. The pictures are lovely, my favourite is her on the fuzzy blanket with a heat pad and her looking so happy!!

Heather said...

Amazing pics! She's beautiful! I hope her bum heals quickly too!

Callie said...

Sorry to hear about the anal fissures...owie!

The pictures are gorgeous. The sense of peace and contentment in the picture of all 3 of you is breathtaking, and I agree with wannabemommy - the picture of her on the heating pad is a breath-taker!

JoDee said...

Loved that episode of The Office- hilarious! Real anal fissures, not so hilarious. Poor Olivia!

Absolutely gorgeous photos!

KristenWiley said...

I am so sorry Olivia has a bum bum. Hehhe. (Now I am singing the Tom Green song...)

The photos are unbelievable. (I cried, but when don't I lately?!?!?) The one on the heating pad? Am thinking that there was never a cuter baby!! Jen, she is beautiful, and looks like she already has a big personality!!

KristenWiley said...

I am so sorry Olivia has a bum bum. Hehhe. (Now I am singing the Tom Green song...)

The photos are unbelievable. (I cried, but when don't I lately?!?!?) The one on the heating pad? Am thinking that there was never a cuter baby!! Jen, she is beautiful, and looks like she already has a big personality!!

Dawn's Recipes / The Baby Blog said...

Aww! I love the pictures! Why would you apologize for posting a link? I'm really sorry to hear about her little tushie!

Tiffanie said...

your pics are sooo cute! sorry to hear olivia is not having a good time. hope she feels better soon. and, btw, i loved that episode:)

Kathleen said...

Beautiful pictures!

How about just the bullet-point version of the birth story (vaginal or cesarian? drugs or no drugs? length of labor? etc...?)?

Rotten said...

The photo shoot made me cry (good tears). Clearly I am still pregnant!!

She is beautiful!

calliope said...

oh my goodness is she beautiful!

FSD said...

Great pics! So sorry to hear about the tears. Ouch! Poor Olivia!

natalie said...

Awww, poor thing!!

Those pictures are beautiful :)

iambrowneyedgirl said...

The pictures turned out beautifully!

alicia said...

love that episode! poor little girl though, that is soo sucky! totally understandable about the lack of birth story! and the pictures are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for Olivia! Poor girl. But, OH MY, what lovely pictures. Just beautiful.

JP

Parsing Nonsense said...

Poor buddy! I hope her tiny hiney feels better soon!

KimboSue said...

AWESOME pictures!

KimboSue said...

AWESOME pictures!

Christina said...

Love the pictures! She's beautiful!

courtney said...

I remember that episode of the office. I'm just glad Oliva doesn't have that thing where your teeth disolve.

Emily said...

In Ohio there's this product called Pin Xav (pronounced Pink Salve) that they usually put behind the counter at the pharmacy or on the shelves. My mom is from Ohio and used it on us and we use it now. I got a huge jar of it last time I went to visit my grandmother--it is not sold where I live. It is a miracle worker! The main active ingredient is Zinc, something that they are only now realizing the healing benefits of, but that stuff took me from diaper rash through acne.

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the fissure--yuck.

She's gorgeous.

She's definitely got her daddy's ears! :-)

Jill said...

Bless her heart! I hope she gets some relief soon. That must be heartwrenching for you as well.

She is truly beautiful Jen. I loved the photos!

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