Updates in Caro-land

Caroline has had a few “firsts” lately that must be documented (or else something will surely happen, right?).

First, and perhaps most excitingly, she is now a roller! Caroline first rolled from her back to stomach when we were in Glen Ellyn two weeks ago. Most babies roll from stomach to back first, I think, but Caroline hates tummy time so much so she just went straight to level two rolling. The other day she did complete level one rolling for the first time, and I think she might be enjoying tummy time just a little bit more now. Well, enjoying may be a strong word. And I probably just jinxed that so forget I mentioned anything.

This is the first time I've smiled during tummy time EVER.

This is the first time I’ve smiled during tummy time EVER.

Another milestone to remember is that Caroline is now sleeping in her crib every night! That’s right – we finally brought it up from the gallows and assembled it in her room, and she moved in just about two weeks ago. At 4+ months, she is about a month older than Charlotte was when she moved out of the bassinet in our room, but we put it off longer because we were really enjoying using the space for Caroline’s crib for all our laundry. The room looks much cuter with the crib. Are you wondering where we now put all our clean laundry? No, of course not away in closets and drawers! Now it’s in the living room. But we really only use that room as a hallway and occasional dining room anyway so we may as well make it more useful. πŸ™‚ Anyway…..Caroline is doing great in her crib. Yay!

Finally, and unfortunately, Caroline also has her first illness. 😦 She started getting a runny nose earlier this week and last night the doctor confirmed her first ear infection in her right ear. Our poor baby has been awfully crabby at night, but it seems like the antibiotics have already started kicking in. I hate getting her on antibiotics this young, but since she can’t tell us about her pain, we all decided it was the best idea. Hopefully this is both her first and last ear infection.

She hasn’t been totally miserable this week, thankfully. On Thursday I bundled her up and took her out in the stroller, which she loves. Look how cute this little Teddy Bear is:

CaroBearSuit

The snuggliest Teddy ever!

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