Monday, December 29, 2008

Immunizations: A love/hate relationship

M had her 4 month immunizations today. I always hate these! She screamed and cried and made me tear-up, of course. But, she did well and was smiling before I even got her in her carseat. But, you can definitely tell she's not herself. She is so lethargic and after being rocked for only a few minutes, lunges as if to say "please put me down" so I can sleep. And, that is exactly what she has done. From 3:00 until 10:45 tonight, I think she has only been awake for an hour, and that was just to eat, etc. I actually had to wake her up a few minutes ago to feed her so that she'd sleep through the night, but she only took 2 of her normal 6 sad!

Although it is so sad to see her so lethargic, etc., I will say that immunization days allow me to get so much done! Tonight while M slept and Josh went to the Thunder game with my dad, I was able to take down all of my Xmas decor, rearrange the living room furniture, dust, clean bathrooms, do dishes, laundry, and vacuum half of the house. This was a MUCH needed quiet evening.

M should be back to herself tomorrow. Thankfully she's still smiling through it all! Today her stats were all pretty much on the 50th percentile, except for weight, which was between 25 and 50! She weighed 12lbs 9.9oz and was 24 1/4 inches long. At her 2 month appt she weighed 9lbs 13oz and was 22 inches long. Now we get to start rice cereal! She's growing too fast!!!!