Updates...

Some big goings on...

Caroline went back to the beach and this time not only did she enjoy the scenery, but she experienced it too, frigid water and all. I put her toesies into the water and the sand and her Poppa took her out a bit further and got her feet wet some more. It was such a hot day that it must have felt good - Poppa declared that he liked her. She must be a beach loving McM afterall =)

Mc Mom and Dad were given quite a scare on Wednesday when our baby girl developed a fever. After Moms group I took Caroline out of her carseat and she felt warm. She had been kind of fussing all day and eating what felt to me to be non-stop. It was a hot day though and she had been through the move just a few days before that, so I thought she might be eating for comfort... So I checked her temp just for ha has... the fever started at 100.1, went up to 101 and by the time we arrived at the pediatrician's office it was 103!!! A little baby Tylenol and she was on her way to recovery, but not until after we kept checking to be sure she was breathing several times. Caro was lethargic, pale faced, and glassy eyed... it was really truly scary. We thought we were in for a long long night, but she went right to sleep and by morning her fever had vanished. I took her back to the doctor for precautionary reasons. They took blood and did urinalysis (which meant I had to witness them catheterizing her!) which both came back normal. The tests were as usual tougher on Mom than baby who sucked on her pacifier and enjoyed looking at her Mom upside down from the exam table. We were thankful that the fever left as quickly as it arrived, but what a scary scary moment for us.

To top off our eventful week here, Caroline has ceased sleeping through the night. She woke us at midnight on Friday and 2am last night. Maybe related to her fever? She continues to visit "boot ville" about 45 minutes after meals. Perhaps the fever is gone but the bug remains??? Who knows... We took our uninterrupted sleep for granted!!! We hope she'll be sleeping through again soon!!!

We have our 4 month check-up on Monday afternoon. Last scale check I did last week she was 11 pounds with all her clothes and a semi full belly/diaper. She is a peanut... This of course raises more silly self doubt - Is she eating enough? Do I have enough food for her? Is her weight ok? What if she isn't getting enough? I am actually anticipating that we might need to supplement her meals, but that wouldn't be the end of the world right? I just want my baby girl to be healthy.

We kept busy all weekend doing things around the house... We have THREE trips to Home Depot alone - thankfully it is just down the street. There is something about being here in our house that makes us feel like more of a family. Sitting with her on the hammock in the backyard, looking at the house, listening to the birds, feeling the quiet breeze --- we are content... this is the happiest time in our lives! It won't be long until miss Caro is running all over the yard doing cartwheels and playing in the sand box...but I won't wish this time away... this time is just as exciting...


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