my sweet little bug was a happy camper the morning of her two month well check appointment. she had no idea what was coming. poor thing.
we got to the appointment and i was so anxious to hear her stats. i feel like she has grown so much the last little while. i knew she was tall because we have a hard time with the length of her pants and sleeves. but i was pretty shocked to hear just how tall!
weight: 10.69lbs. 44%
height: 23.74in. 91%
head circumference: 15.55in. 67%
when we got to the room to wait to see the doctor we sang songs and "chatted" with each other and then she hung out on the table to give my arms a little break and she was completely fixated on the cars on the wall. she looked like such a big girl laying there on that table!
after a chat with the nurse practitioner and my list of questions, the nurse came in with the dreaded shots. oh, such torture for those little bodies and for the mommy that has to watch. at first we just had a little whimper cry and then, whoa, heart breaking! her face was beet red. her mouth opened wide and stayed that way as if it were stuck, but there was no noise coming out. yet. ...and then the scream came. followed by giant tears and big, puffy, red eyes. oh my poor girl. i held her close when it was all done until she calmed down and then i laid her back on the table to give her some tylenol. (and take a picture of the sadness. i realize that taking advantage of that photo opp might classify me as a mean mom! but i was caressing her legs if that makes it any better.)
then i scooped up my sweet baby and held her close while she drank some milk. after a few minutes she was relaxed so i put her clothes back on and then gave her round two of milk. seconds later, she was zonked out. milk = happy baby. we love milk!
she was a little fussy off and on through the day after the shots but was happy for a little play time, and she was wiggling around like crazy. it made me sad to see those little band aids on her legs though and remember that awful scream!
later that night and the next day she spiked a fever and one of the injection sites was red and lumpy. i know those are typical reactions to the vaccinations, but it made me worried. it was so sad to see her with a fever. it was definitely a different cry we heard from her, a sad hurting cry. and her body was so hot and felt so limp in my arms. i was so sad to know that my little lady wasn't feeling well. her little body is so sensitive!
every time i am concerned about something with our girl, i count my blessings it's nothing serious. a little rash might have me wondering and stressed, but it's just a little rash. we are blessed with healthy bodies and i am so grateful my little one is happy and healthy!