I still need to post a blog on Matthew's growth and his last doctor visit, but one of the things I was told when we were there was that he could be allergic to dairy. I was very skeptical of this and decided to finish off the last month on his normal formula before jumping to conclusions. I would just change the soaps and lotions and adminster the Zyrtec for allergies and hope for the best. Today I have changed my mind. Last night I steamed some vegetables which I gave to Matthew before putting cheese on them for Eric and myself. Today I gave Matthew the leftover vegetables. Covered in cheese. Which I let him feed to himself. He joyfully scarfed them down. And then I went to clean him up as he sat scratching feverishly. His entire torso was red as were his hands. I quickly bathed him and watch as tiny little hives broke out everywhere that the cheese had touched. Needless to say, I will be exchanging his formula for soy and be praying that cutting out dairy will "cure" the eczema - because the Zyrtec and soaps and lotions haven't made any difference that I've noticed. So frustrating. But every time I get discouraged or frustrated that he has to deal with this, I remember that it could be so much worse and then I'm thankful that it's something so minor - and eventually fixable!