Mayday Mayday

Oh what a night (and not in the upbeat full sense of the song)

Last night Caroline went to bed without incident, she had been sucking her lips and biting everything in sight, but did not appear to be in any pain. Fast forward to almost midnight when we were woken by screams, not crying. She fell back asleep in my arms with ease, but when I went to put her down in her crib she startled awake and I was never able to get her back to sleep despite many many attempts. We gave her Baby Motrin, we tried rubbing her belly, she sucked on a frozen washcloth, we sang to her and ultimately the window on going back to sleep officially closed and in Steve's words, we were screwed.

What do you do when it is 2am and your baby is wide awake and looking to play? Well, I guess you let her play. We went downstairs and played in quiet almost darkness on the rug, she chased the perplexed cat around, and then after about 20 minutes of crawling, waving, clapping, shrieking, and smiling it was back to bed for her where she played with her crib aquarium and then began rubbing her eyes. I swept in to make it official and lulled her to sleep with some tush thumping and head rubbing. She slept until 6:30, ate, and went back to sleep with us until about 7:45. She must have been as tired as her poor parents who were up until at least 2:30. I'd love to be more specific, but I don't think my eyes were working at that point.

Speaking of my eyes. Normally I take Caroline on Tuesdays and luckily for everyone Steve doesn't have his usual call day today so he was able to take her. This meant we could all stay in bed a bit longer this morning. I got up at about 7:30 to shower and when I looked at myself in the mirror my left eyelid was swollen to about 3x its usual size. So no contacts for me today. In the midst of our three hour wake up call, I felt a bump forming on my eyebrow, but not my eyelid?? I've been sitting here with an ice pack on my eye in an attempt to get the swelling down. My eye is neither pink nor red, also there is no tell tale stye bump. Could I have been bitten by something? There is no drippy goop or anything gross like that. I did feel that I couldn't open my eye, but not because it was stuck together, just swollen. What the heck is this? I have an appointment coming in a few minutes and I don't think it will look too good if they come upstairs to find their social worker holding an ice pack to her eye. I know it would look mightily suspicious to me.

No photo of Caroline today to make note of this much more uplifting and joyous news...

The Albenny's Are Getting Married!!!!



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