Last weekend we made a trip to a local orchard so the kids could pick out pumpkins for Halloween. Well okay. I picked out Caroline's pumpkin for her. Jonah's getting to be a big kid. He wasn't interested in the petting zoo or playground but he did want to take the hay ride out to the corn maze with David. I don't know why but they had a really big chair there. It was an absolutely gorgeous fall day and we all had a very good time. I highly recommend going. Lesson for next year, bring your own lunch because the lines are insane.
Caroline turned 6 months old on October 6 (I've been meaning to post this blog for a while.). We had a half birthday party for her complete with a present and butterfly cupcakes. She enjoyed her presents. I gave her a taste of the icing from the cupcakes but she seemed pretty ambivalent to it. The doctor gave her a clean bill of health and gave us a long list of baby-proofing projects to do to the house. We've been meaning to do all of the things the doctor recommended since she's slowly starting to get mobile. Caroline's been doing a belly crawl backwards for a few weeks now. I don't know why she goes backwards. She keeps getting stuck under furniture in the corner of a room. Then she cries for us to come rescue her. Today however she started the back and forth rocking pre-crawl. So I'm sure the real crawling is about to commence.
She still doesn't have any teeth but I'm sure they'll come. All and all six months is proving to be a real joy. If she would just sleep through the night....
Caroline had her VUCG test (where they filled her bladder with ink and watched her pee) and ultrasound yesterday morning. The worst part was that they strapped her down to this table to perform the VUCG test. She was not happy at all. The tests confirmed she has grade 2 urinary reflux which means urine back tracks up to her kidneys when she urinates. This causes urinary tract infections and potentially kidney infections. The good news is that 90% of these cases cure themselves as the children grow. So hopefully her little body will fix itself. For now we have to keep her on a low grade antibiotic everyday and have theses same tests done every year (yuck!) to track her progress.
Thankfully she'd forgotten all about the tests by bath time and forgiven mommy and daddy.