Thursday, December 3, 2009

Bad mom Vol. 2

Told ya there'd be more.

Well, bitty baby is 2 months old now and he had his Dr. appointment exactly on his two month birthday, last Wednesday. He's running a bit big which is fine with me except that I have to carry him everywhere. Here are the stats:

Weight: 12 lbs 10 oz - 75%
Height: 23 1/4 in - 70%
Head: I forget the exact number but 60%

I was thinking his head would be bigger? He seems pretty well proportioned though.

So for Logan's 2 month appointment he of course got a ton of vaccines. Oh the trauma.

We started with an orally administered one. The nurse was saying beforehand that some babies liked the taste and some babies hated it. With Logan being so happy cooing and gurgling she was betting he'd like the taste.

Here's hoping she's not a betting woman.

After the crying, gagging, and coughing was over it was time to pin him down for the shots. I'm sure you can imagine how that went. He reached a new level of loudness that I'd never heard and I about joined in with him when I glanced down and saw the little blood pools forming on his legs. I LOATHE getting shots myself so I could totally empathize with his pain. I still feel like I deserve a reward when I get a shot and don't cry.

I was worried that he would be super cranky after all that, but after a feeding and a short nap it seemed he had pretty much forgotten all.

Fast forward to later that night. We were getting Logan ready for his bath and discussing how to best get those band aids off. Mom and Dad thought to themselves we'll just get it over fast with the quick pull.

No. Mom thought that. Me, the mom, you know, the one with the intuition and stuff?

Tyson went along with it and in one swift yank we brought back all our baby's pain and agony and he wasn't as quick to forget this time. We snuggled and cuddled and tried to pacifier him up and then just stuck him in the bath to get it over with. This was where we added insult to injury by singing "If you're happy and you know it" and then dissolving into giggles because his face just wasn't showing it.

Poor baby.

An hour later we got him calmed down, fed, and in bed. I was gearing myself up for him to be fussy all night and wake up every hour or so wanting to be held.

Wrong again mom.

He slept 8 hours straight.

Might've had something to do with all that crying?


  1. Oh--eight hours! Hooray!

    That's a really cute picture of him, by the way.

  2. thanks for the preview...katelyn's appointment is on monday. yay.

  3. Lucy slept all the way through the night for the first time after those shots.. if it makes you feel any better. The 2 month shots were the worst. She doesn't really mind them any more!

  4. Logan and Kalyn are almost exactly the same size. She's 12 lbs, 1 oz and 22 3/4 inches.
    My trick for getting the band-aids off was to do it in the bath with a little bit of soap of water, just pull gently while you rub soapy water on it. Worked like a charm for us!
    Oh and btw - you're an amazing mom. He's 2 months old and you're only on Bad Mom vol 2.

  5. I always think they should give me a sucker after I take my poor babies in and inflict vaccinations on them. Or a sticker that says "I'm a good mom--my kids get shot!"

  6. Hmmm, hard to hate shots when you get that kind of sleep! Skyler was 90th percentile for weight almost the whole first year. Now her pants barely stay on her skinny little bum, and she hasn't gained weight in months. I don't think you need to worry about Logan being too big!

  7. Man, if he'll sleep keep rippin' and punchin'. TOTALLY kidding:)

  8. Yep - I'm with Chanda below... taking the bandaids off AFTER the bath is the way to go! You can always bathe a kid with a bandaid on! No harm in that! Of course, when I ripped Calli's after tonight AFTER her bath (by the way, it was half off already from the water) she still yelled and cried and said "It hurts! I have to have another bandaid!! Owwww!!! It hurts..." So, I guess you just can't win!