Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Today's ramblings...

Today I took both Ivy and Wade to the doctor. Thankfully just Ivy had an appointment. I have been prepping Wade for two days about how he had to be my helper at the doctor. I told him that the doctor would not touch him, so he wasn't too concerned. I prepared myself to have two screaming babies leaving the doctor's office.

The nurse called us back and as we were walking to our room, a patient door opened and out came two cute little boys, followed by an adorable messy haired toddler girl, followed by a very pregnant momma pushing a baby in a stroller! I thought, "I only have 2, this is going to be easy." And much to my surprise, Wade did GREAT. He did not cry or whine once. He sat in a chair and ate goldfish. He was very curious about what the doctor was doing to Ivy. He watched very closely and asked lots of questions. He was sure to tell the doctor not to touch him and to show her the toys he had brought.

Ivy did great too even though she had to get her 2 month shots! I hate shots. I hate it when my babies get shots. Hate it. I had to hold back my tears because I did not want Wade to see me upset and get upset himself. After Ivy got her shots she held her breath for FOREVER. She gave the open mouth, silent, red faced scream. It really scared the nurse. Im glad I didnt know to be scared. When she finally let out a real scream the nurse looked so relieved and said she didnt know any babies that could hold their breath that long.

At 9 weeks, Ivy weighs 11lbs 5 oz.(75%) and is 23 1/4 inches long(90%). She is a growing, healthy girl!

Wade did negotiate a trip to toys r us after the doctors office. And we decided to leave his pacifiers(we call them B's) there in exchange for a toy. I have a feeling it is going to be a long night without his B! He only has it during naps and at night and it has been this way for at least 6 months, but I know he is too old to have it at all. I have been so hesitant to get rid of them for good because Im always guaranteed a good nights sleep when he has his B. We will see how this goes!