I came close to titling this post “Mommy’s rough day”, but I figure there will be many of those and I need to be able to distinguish one from the other. So, I guess this title will suffice. Thursday is Great Aunt Susan’s day to keep Brittain. It turned out that today was also Brittain’s 2 month checkup at the doctor. The appointment time fell during the 4 hours that I work so I almost decided not to attend the appointment and just let Aunt Susan take her. I trust her completely and there was nothing wrong with Brittain. But, the more I thought about it, I decided that it might be best if I attended, if only to be able to answer questions someone else might not know.
Little did I know what was in store for me…her first immunization shots. Yes, I said it. Two nurses were required to administer these shots, one to hold her arms down and the other to actually give her the shots. I stepped away from the table when they gave them to her. In fact, I think I blacked out briefly as soon as I heard her pitiful cry. Aunt Susan was strong enough to stand by her, but she didn’t make it any better for me. The shots only lasted about 45 seconds, but during that time Aunt Susan turned to me at least 30 times and made this “Awwwwww…” face. As if that was going to make me feel any better. Fortunately, it was over very quickly. Brittain was immediately fine. She stopped crying as soon as the shots were over. Aunt Susan and I, on the other hand, will never fully recover.
I have to mention how blessed we are to have such a healthy baby. Brittain weighed in at 12 lbs. 3.5 oz. and had grown 3 inches since her birth. Her weight is in the 90th percentile and her height in the 50th. Let’s hope both of these percentiles change over time!