Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Two Months

Our baby is over two months old now. I feel like we've had her for so much longer. Pregnancy, labor and delivery seem like so long ago. Longer than two months, anyway. She is growing so fast - already pushing the limits on some of her 0-3 month clothes! I love caring for her and I love watching Mike care for her, too. Watching her learn new things every day, even the simplest things, makes me smile. She is the greatest joy!

Mike and I took Abby Kate to her 2-month wellness checkup yesterday. She weighs in at 11.5 lbs and is 22.5 inches long. The doctor told us she's in the 50th percentile for height, the 50th for head circumference and the 60th for weight. She was all smiles for Dr. Branton while she looked her over. After that part was done, Mike and I wrapped her in a blanket and took her down to Immunizations for her first round of shots. She was still smiling right up until the first needle went in her upper left leg. They used one of those air-gun things. It scared her so much. Her beaming smile was replaced with huge fearful eyes and then tears ran out as she screamed until she choked. I was so sad for her! I could hardly stand to watch it. After three more shots, she was done, and to my utter amazement, a great big smile spread across her face before the doc was even finished putting on her Tweetybird Band-Aids. That-a-girl!


Sara said... one made me cry! great snapshot, too!

Lori said...

This picture made me laugh! Such a cute expression. I just wanted to know what she was thinking! I'm glad you guys had a wonderful Christmas with Mike's family. I can't believe AK is already 11.5 pounds . . . I forgot how fast they grow!

Brandon & Carolyn Schroder said...

She is so cute- and what a happy baby!

Chad and Sommer Tucker said...

She's getting big! I think the shots are harder on the parents than they are on the baby. Breaks my heart every time.