The reason we went to visit my brother and his family when we did is that the timing fit in between my 6-week follow-up appointment and Anna’s 2-month well-baby check-up.
She did well. She smiled and cooed. And then, of course, wailed mightily when she got her first vaccines. Our practice limits to two per visit, which works pretty well. Two nurses, two needles, two baby legs. They give the shots simultaneously, which (at least to me) seems to be better than giving them separately. Anna was pretty clingy for the rest of the day (when she wasn’t asleep, that is), but by bedtime, she was back to normal.
One of the interesting things my mom had noted was that they have not kept us in the waiting room for long. The infant exam room wasn’t available at our appointment time yesterday, so Julie (our favorite nurse) took us back to the pediatric exam room to wait. (It will be interesting to see if this trend continues now that we’ve started vaccinations.) The only problem with the pediatric room is that the infant scale is, of course, in the infant room. We had to wait until the end of the appointment (post-shot) in order to get Anna weighed and measured. She’s up to 10.5 pounds on the nose. Just shy of the 50th percentile. Just the right size for this petite mamma.
And today? Today we have a quiet day at home. We’ll go for a walk, maybe sit out on the balcony. Watch my wives (the good one and the mid one who gets called). Snuggle. Play. Read. Eat. It will be nice to just be.