Friday, December 31, 2010

Two-Month Checkup

I took Nolan in for his two-month checkup yesterday. I was both anticipating & dreading this appointment; I was very curious to find out his weight, but I was less than thrilled about the impending vaccinations. Good news first: Nolan weighs 12 lb 6 oz, which is the 75th percentile. After all we went through with Aiden's weight issues, I didn't even realize the percentiles went that high! Also, he's 23 inches long, which puts him in the 5oth percentile for height. And I can't remember the measurement, but the size of his head is also the 75th percentile. Apparently he has a big head. :) While doing all his muscle checks, Dr. Brown also let me know that he's very strong for his age. Maybe we really do have OSU's next linebacker on our hands!

Then came the not-so-good news: shots. I tried everything I could think of to make this easier on my little guy--Tylenol beforehand, pacifier in the mouth, letting him look only at me--but to no avail. He still SCREAMED bloody murder, and actually used a new cry that I'd never heard before that had me seriously contemplating driving to a bar & downing a beer immediately after we left the doctor's office. He seemed to deal pretty well the rest of the day, though; two long naps and then he was his cheerful, smiley self by mid-afternoon. WHEW.

While waiting for Dr. Brown to examine him, I did manage to take a two-month "mugshot." I love that silly face. :)

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