Emma and I both have thrush. After several days of prescription meds with no relief, we had a brief stint of bottle use. Then I found Gentian Violet. Apparently this is what people used before prescriptions, but it's use dwindled because it's so messy. It stains everything it touches purple. That includes the sink, the burprags, and skin. When you use it, you paint the inside of baby's mouth with it, then nurse as usual. And if you've ever nursed a baby before, you know they aren't the neatest eaters. So now Emma has a purple face and I have Purple Nurples.
Here is a picture of Emma after the first time I used it. This is before she ate. She looks like she ate a grape popsicle nicely and neatly.
And here's some video I took of her this morning. You can see how far the GV has spread across her face. Oh, and isn't she really cute?
These are some pictures I took of the kids last night. It started out with me trying to take a picture of Tyner's face paint, and then everyone had to get in on the action. I also finally got a picture of all four kids together. It's the very first one we've taken.
Zeke, Tyner, Sierra, and Emma
Sierra's crazy face.
Tyner didn't want me to take anymore pictures of him.
I am a homeschooling mom of four kids, Sierra (9 years old), Tyner (7 years old), Zeke (3 years old), and Emma (1-1/2 years old). I have been married to Jason for 10 years. I live in the sleepy town of Etna, CA, in beautiful Siskiyou County. I love my life as a wife, mom, daughter, sister, teacher, chef, maid, and nurse. In my spare time I love to read, knit, and run. I spend far too much time on Facebook. This blog is nothing special; just a place for me to share little pieces of my life with all of you!