A few days before Christmas, we noticed Matthew developing a mean case of (what we thought was) baby acne. I didn't think anything of it. Until about a week later...Matthew's face was so red, swollen, dry and irritated. I started to wonder if something more than just baby acne might be going on. I took him to see the pediatrician who walked in the room and exclaimed "Oooo, ouch!" when he saw Matthew's face. The doctor said Matthew had cradle cap (which I accidentally call cradle crap EVERY time...anyone else do this?) on his face. Who knew that could happen? And when it does, it causes major irritation and needs to be treated with a special prescription cream. So we promptly started treatment and, within a short week, Matthew's face was back to normal. I learn something new everyday on this Mommyhood adventure.
Here is a picture of Matthew's face taken on Christmas day. The pic doesn't do his face justice...it looked MUCH worse in person!