Monday, October 24, 2011

Four Month Checkup (A little overdue)

Since Averi will be five months on the 31st, I figured it was about time for her four month checkup (remember, it's that procrastination thing). Of course the checkup meant it was also time for her four month shots, which I was dreading more than she was. I just can't stand to see her hurt, and those tears running down her lovable cheeks! As usual, she was talking up a storm while we were in the waiting room, not realizing what was to come. 

After what felt like eternity, we were called back to a room. The nurse who has taken her measurements since she was a newborn was able to again take her measurements for her four month checkup, how lucky did we get!? The nurse told us probably five times in a matter of five minutes how gorgeous Averi was, how she looked like a gerber baby, and how she needed to be on posters and advertisements.  It was very sweet, to say the least. I mean come on, she IS pretty stinkin' cute! 

Okay, okay, moving on, the Doc said her measurements couldn't be more perfect. At five months (close enough), she weighs 14 lbs, is 25 inches long, and has a head circumference of 41 3/4 centimeters. That makes her in the 50th percentile in all three categories! Wonderful news to us, first time parents! The rest of her checkup was great, and we got the okay to start cereal and solids (a little at a time, don't get too excited, MOM and NANA!). Our appointment ended with the dreaded shots, she had to have two actual shots and one oral immunization. Of course, Dad had to hold her arms while I stood in the corner, I just couldn't do it, it absolutely breaks my heart! After a couple minutes of painful crying, she calmed down enough to dress her and put her in her carseat to hit the road. Within maybe two minutes of starting the car, she was out. My poor baby was tired. She woke up about 30 minutes after we got home and she was surprisingly in good spirits. We watched a little bit of the game with Pops, Go Rangers! And then we played for an hour or two in her room, with her toys, bouncer, saucer, etc, etc. Needless to say, she got her warm bath, a little tylenol and her bottle and she was ready for bed. She has been snoozing for two hours now and I think I'm going to join her, it's past my bedtime!

PS. Thank you God, for my beautiful, healthy baby girl, and for the most perfect little family a woman could ask for! You are an awesome God, that is a fact! 

Live, Laugh, & LOVE!

3 comments:

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

what a gorgeous family..she is so beautiful!

ashlee nicole said...

Thanks so much! I'm pretty partial towards her ;-) Thanks for checking out my blog!

KidscallmeALLI said...

DUHHH she is the 50th percentile in all categories! SHE IS PERFECT!! :)

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