Today Caroline is two weeks old! We’ve already had such exciting times with her.
On Sunday I had to call David at church on the cell phone during the sermon to have him come home so we could take Peanut to the emergency room. She had green spit up and when I called the doctor about it he wanted her checked out. Apparently the green means there is bile in it and it’s not supposed to be that way. The main concern in a situation like that is a twisted intestine.
So she had an x-ray of her tummy and then an Upper GI with barium. She was incredibly good during the Upper GI. It was about time for her to eat and she drank the barium bottle I had to give her. She never even flinched at the taste or consistency. She was also well strapped to a board so they could rotate her to the left and right during the exam. She was so good!!! I just kept stroking her hair and talking to her. At one point, she actually fell asleep during the exam! Praise God! If she had’t taken the barium bottle they would have had to use a tube and I’m so thankful she didn’t have to endure that. In the end, everything checked out fine and we are thankful to know that all her little digestive parts are doing what they are supposed to be doing.
Today was her first trip to the pediatrician. We took the family two week picture (above) just before we left for the doctor. She checked out very well and the pediatrician had no concerns about her or what we are doing. So we were thankful for that!
Caroline is still a really good baby overall. However, she has developed a new habit of screaming every night for about an hour around the time we want to go to bed. (Fortunately, at least for now, we are up late every night anyway since we are following Detroit Tigers in the playoffs!) As the doctor said, it’s harder on mama and daddy than it is on her. But other than this development, she continues to be a good eater and sleeper. I have to admit that I’m anxious for her to get a little more interactive (read: fun), but I’m also keeping myself in check and not wishing these days and weeks away. They only happen once!
Today we had our first snowfall of the season. This is pretty early, even for Michigan. It won’t last, but David took the opportunity to capture me and Caroline enjoying the snowy view from the office. Weather like this makes me want to make a big pot of potato soup and put on Christmas music! Well, the Christmas music is playing while I type this and I’m contemplating making the soup this evening for supper. Is there anything more cozy and comforting than a bowl of hot, homemade soup on a blustery day? Maybe only if you are eating it in front of a roaring fire.