Amazing. Gabi is such a little sweetheart. Every morning she greets me with this beautiful smile:
She is doing great. I think she is getting close to crawling. She certainly moves around a lot when she is on the floor. She just doesn’t cover much distance. She loves eating solid food. There has been no food that I have offered her that she hasn’t devoured with extreme enthusiasm. And I haven’t even started on fruits yet. We’re talking green beans here, and peas. Gabi is a happy little baby, and very generous with her smiles.
Rachel has had a pretty rough week. Last Thursday she woke up from her nap with a fever, and we have been dealing with that for quite a while. Yesterday Rachel woke up much earlier than normal, and was obviously not really ready to get up, so we put her in bed with us. She slept quite a while in the morning. She didn’t wake up until after 10:00, and my visiting teachers were here. She didn’t seem to have a fever, but she had a rash. I called the doctor’s office, and they said to give her some benedryl. I didn’t have any, but my visiting teacher had some at her house, so she brought it to me. It did make the rash fade quite a bit, but it didn’t go away completely. A while later I changed Rachel’s diaper, and saw that the rash was also in her diaper area. I was getting nervous, so I called the doctor again, and they said I could bring Rachel in. The doctor said it was an allergic reaction, but she hasn’t had anything different. She also said that sometimes after a long fever, the rash can happen, so that’s what I think it is. The rash gets pretty bad, but it fades when I give her an antihistamine. She doesn’t seem to uncomfortable with it, so I’m grateful for that.
Today Rachel’s fever seems to be mostly gone. She has had a very slight fever, but not enough for me to be concerned about, but her rash is still there. I hope it goes away soon! Jeff and I are thinking about keeping her out of nursery this Sunday to increase the chances of having her be healthy for Christmas.