Monday, April 14, 2008

Well and Rested

Gracie's now two months old! Before we know it she'll be crawling, then walking, then driving. True, that last one is ways off yet, but that doesn't mean we haven't started worrying about it already : )

I took Grace to the pediatrician for her well-child check up on Friday -- the one where she gets her first round of immunization shots. The nurse walked in and asked, "Mom, are you ready for this?" Since I'd already had to watch Grace go through many medical tests (including the spinal tap) when she had the fever/eye infection, I knew I could make it through this set of shots without crying. Gracie, on the other hand, let out a mighty yowl when the first needle went in. Still, she calmed down quickly once I picked her up.

The nurse also did measure-ments at her appoint-ment. She's in the average percentiles for head circum-ference and weight but she's in the 90s for height. She might be a lean tall girl, which would definietely help her get that swimming or volleyball college scholarship we're hoping for : ) She's gotten so long lately that she no longer fits into the sleeper she's wearing in this photo. She's still a little peanut though.

The nurse said we'd either have a really sleepy baby or a really fussy baby for the next 24 hours. I was really pulling for sleepy and that's what we got, whew. Ella had a vet appointment this weekend and got her shots too, so both she and Grace were out of sorts. (Turns out Ella may only have three kneecaps as well. Strange.) Now that everyone's well rested, we'll have to take advantage of the nice weather we're expecting this week. I'm going to attempt simultaneously pushing a stroller and holding a leash. I know it can be done, but I'm guessing it will take some practice. Stay tuned ...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Driving - what? You're going to let her drive - ha, we'll be looking forward to the conversations about is nice to see frequent pictures - what's with the white gloves all the time on her hands - trying to get her to be a "lady" already?