Friday, May 7, 2010

2 Month Doctor Visit

We took Brenna to the doctor for her 2 month appointment this morning. I say we because I made sure Jonathan could go with me since I knew the shots were going to be rough on Brenna (and me!). Here are her stats:

Weight - 10 pounds, 13 ounces (25th - 50th percentile) - 25 ounces in 23 days!
Height - 23.5 inches (90th percentile) - No wonder her NB onesies are getting too short!
Head - 15.25 inches (50th percentile)

She checked out perfectly. The doctor thought we were awesome for using cloth diapers, which equaled no diaper rash! She said it sounded like she was eating plenty, that her gums were a little swollen (already??) so to expect her to maybe start waking up at night again (NOOOOO!!), and that she was impressed by her alertness and neck countrol.

While we waited (forever!) for them to come back with the shots, she was in such a fun, sweet mood. Jonathan and I were just staring at her and talking about how cute and wonderful she is, and how we never even expected her to be so perfect! We are truly blessed - and couldn't ask for more! I prayed and prayed for this baby, and each day I have to remind myself that she is really ours! When they finally did get back with the shots, it was heartbreaking because she was in such an alert, active, smiling mood. She has this totally pitiful cry, and it was awful to stand there and make her endure it. I cried like a baby, too! It killed Jonathan to watch his baby be hurt. Man, how will we do it every 2 months? I think this book they had in the room written by people who had the diseases they were immunizing for, or who had lost babies to them, was a huge encouragement that, although this was tough, it's what is best for Brenna and everyone she comes into contact with. I whisked her up as soon as they were done, she cried for a few minutes, and had stopped before we left the room. She has really been no different today than she usually is - she ate when we got home and then took a 2 hour nap and is still napping off and on. I'm thankful it wasn't any worse and hopeful she'll be her happy self when she wakes up!

I had to snap a picture of her in her bandaids! Poor baby! :(

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