It’s hard to believe that Caroline is already a week old. She’s changed so much already. She’s no longer red or yellow, just regular baby color. She’s eating like a champ – nearly 3 oz every 3 hours, and she hardly spits up. Her black hair is soft as a feather, and her fingers and toes are so long and skinny. She’s a really easy baby and only cries right at the 3 hour mark when it’s time to be fed. Like her sister, she loves to snuggle.
We haven’t really had any adventures as Annabel has been really sick. I would say she’s hit the trifecta of illnesses, but there’s more than three. She has a stomach virus, a sore throat, a mild ear infection, a rash on her belly, a bad rumbly cough in her chest, runny nose, and sneezing. They’ve each hit their peak on different days, and this morning it was slightly less at 101.9 (after several days at 102 – 103 degrees). On top of it all, she’s cutting both a top and bottom tooth. She’s a sad little girl.
My mom and dad are here, and I don’t think we could have done it without them. Annabel wants to be held whenever she’s not asleep, and we’re really appreciated and needed the extra sets of arms and laps.
We’re hoping to make it out today to walk around downtown St. Petersburg and the marina and Legends Field on Friday if Annabel starts feeling better.
I never had time to document the rest of Caroline’s first few days, so below is a recap of the events of the last week.