Hello all ...
Sorry to hear about all of the baby dropping. I have had a fear for some time that I am going to fall down while wearing her and crack her head open or something.
Eye color changing -- yep.
Ingrid's eyes were blue until 3 months, and we were starting to think they would stay (DH has amazing blue eyes). But they have begun a very gradual change. Currently they are a pretty lovely color that is difficult to describe-- grayish greenish brownish? I have brown eyes, and I imagine hers will eventually settle to brown. Hers are so pretty, though- it's the first thing people comment on when they see her (followed by her olive skin-- "does your baby have a tan?!!?")
So-- she has another cold.
She had one 6 weeks ago, and it turned up on the weekend, probably from a Thursday playgroup that we go to. This one showed up at the same time-- probably from that same playgroup. She is so stuffy. Last time we thought she had an ear infection, b/c she was up in the night crying her head off, which she had never done before in her whole life, but her ears were clear when we took her in. She was in pain for sure, though..
I am really hoping this one goes better. We are going to stay home today and nurse and sleep and maybe just take a short walk to get some fresh air.
I'm sort of torn now, wondering if we should stop going to playgroups until she is a little older. These other babies aren't in daycare, so it is not like they are sick all of the time. She does seem to enjoy going, being a true people watcher.... and I don't want to keep her in a bubble or be a germ freak (I'm really not a germ freak). I want her immune system to be exposed to germs, etc. But to be sick twice at 5 months seems like a lot. What do you all think?
Is anyone else thinking about this?