Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Shots!!! Two Months Old

So my poor baby had to go to the doctor today to get her two month shots. I have been dreading this appointment for some time, and actually had a hard time sleeping last night. Ryan did really well, taking the first shot like a champ. The second one really pissed her off though. I snatched her up and nursed her right away and that calmed her. She slept peacefully for a while- and then woke up and screamed and screamed. She wasn't interested in eating for about 8 hours that day. But by the next morning things were back to normal thankfully. It was so hard knowing she was in pain and uncomfortable. As my Dad said, it would be the first time she realized that other people could hurt her. :(
She weighed in at 11 pounds 11 ounces (70th percentile), was 24 inches long (90th percentile) and her head measured a whopping 16.5 inches (95th percentile - no surprise there!). We don't have to go back to the doctor for another two months.

Developmentally she is doing well. We have long conversations on the changing table. She really likes to exercise her vocal chords while getting her diaper changed for some reason. She plays on her playmat for short periods - she bats and kicks the hell out of her toys. I can put a rattle in her hand and she'll move it around for a minute before she drops it. She is good at putting weight on her legs - we just need her little feet to turn totally flat. She can balance her head on her own for short periods. Overall she is full of happiness - she's such a good baby. Her personality is developing every day and despite her genes she is a super sweetie!! :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

She's Here!!!

Although it may be hard to believe, the title 'The Tardy Princess' does not apply to me. It applies to our beautiful daughter Ryan Elizabeth. She was due on May 22nd 2009 according to the doctors. I guess I made a lovely home for her inside my belly because I didn't go into labor until June 6th, a mere 4 hours before a planned induction (I guess she knew we were finally going to intervene). Ryan was born after 26 hours of labor on June 7th at 8:09 p.m. - a whopping 16 days late. She was well worth the wait and *gasp* even worth the labor. Mike and I love her more than words can say. She is the greatest gift I have given Mike, and he to me.