Thursday, August 23, 2012

10 Months

So, I'm a little late posting a 10 month update! Oh well, better late than never, right? We've had a pretty rough last couple of weeks. First, Caroline came down with a sinus infection. Unfortunately, it took several days to get antibiotics because the doctor didn't want to listen to the momma, and she said it was a "virus." A few days later, we found out it was a sinus infection (my original assumption) and finally got meds. So, as little one was getting better, SG came down with an ear infection. I also felt like I was coming down with a sinus infection, so I went to the doctor, as well. Gotta love those copays! Needless to say, it was a downward spiral from there for me. The night I started taking meds I noticed an usually tight sensation in my lungs, which turned into the most awful muscle spasm I have ever had. It felt like I was being STABBED every time I took a breath. So, back to the doctor I went. The pain relaxer prescribed for me worked! However,  two days later I woke up with the worst migraine I have ever had (mind you, I've only had two in my whole life, this being the second one). I went back to the doctor and since my symptoms continued to just worsen they sent me to the ER for more tests. It turns out, I might have been allergic to the antibiotic I was taking. Therefore, the muscle spasm, migraine, and fever I was experiencing were my body's way of rejecting it! Thank God we are finally all starting to feel better. It's been hard taking care of two sick babies, and myself for that matter. While Caroline is sugary sweet, when she's not feeling well it's a total and utter nightmare. She constantly wants to be held and just cries all the time. SG is a little more manageable. So much so, you can't always tell she is sick. I'm just so thankful things are starting to get a little better. I've listed a few things baby girl is doing. We're getting pretty close to 11 months, so expect another update soon!

3 meals a day- Baby food/ table food- She usually eats about two 4 oz jars of baby food put a little bit of table food (1/4 or less green beans, peas, blueberries, or grapes).
She loves eating crackers or pretzels in between meals

Two naps- 1 hour- 2 hours
***I lay her down around 9:45 and she usually sleeps until about 11. Then, I lay her back down at 2ish and she sleeps until 3:30ish or later.
11 hours at night - We put her down around 7:30 and she usually wakes up around 7 AM

We're not crawling yet, but this baby girl can roll all day long. I honestly think she doesn't have much of an interest because she can get to most things by rolling to them. These past few days she has gotten up on all fours a couple of times and rocked. So, maybe it's in our future???

She can stand while holding onto furniture, but she's not "cruising" just yet.

C can hold onto my hands and take steps!

She babbles all the time. She's currently saying "Mama, dada, baba, gaga, etc."

I feel like her little personality has just really bloomed lately. She is smiling more and more and laughing a lot more than she used to. Caroline is much more serious and reserved than SG, and we love her for it. She really studies the world around her and is a little more cautious when it comes to handing out smiles to strangers. Speaking of strangers, she is getting a little better at how she handles them lately. She's warming up more to people and not having as many "freak out" moments.

One thing I am a little concerned about is baby girl isn't clapping, waving, or blowing kisses just yet. However, I'm sure she is just fine. I just don't think she's that interested yet. She likes holding onto my hands while I clap, but just not doing it herself.

Oh, how we love this child. It amazing how you can have two different children and love them equally as much. I love the differences and similarities between the two. I love how sweet and tender C can be. She is for sure my cuddle bug, and momma loves it! I love how she leans into you with her eyes slightly closed and loving with her sweet little mouth open wide receiving the fullness of a hug or a kiss. It brings joy to my heart when you're holding her and she finds some way to be "holding you." She always finds a way to hold my thumb in her hand when I am carrying her. It's little things like this that I want to cherish and remember.  Happy 10 months, baby girl!

Sweet baby!

She loves to grab everything...including the camera!

Everything goes in the mouth these days...

Sometimes, we see this face...

Or, this face if she's not so happy! 

But, most of the time, we see this sweet smile.

Up on all 4's!

Sweet giggles!

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