Friday, June 19, 2009


Today, Annie had her 2-month visit to the pediatrician. Her official weight is 10 lbs., 4 oz. and she is now 23 1/2 inches long! (She has grown 3 inches over the last month). She has jumped from about the 5th percentile to the 25th percentile for 2-month-old babies, has grown over 5 inches since she was born, and has nearly doubled her birth weight. Not bad for a preemie!

In addition to the height and weight measurements, Annie had a huge round of immunizations: one shot that included diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis, as well as Hib and Polio; another shot with the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, and a third shot with the second in the series of the Hepatitis B vaccines. She also had the rotavirus vaccination, which was an oral vaccination. All she needed was the kitchen sink, I guess. She did quite well - she screamed and got very red in the face for a couple of minutes, but then calmed down. Actually, the more difficult procedure was when they were trying to fill up a tiny vial with her blood - her fingers are so tiny that it's hard to get a lot of blood out of them. They had to stick her twice and keep squeezing her little thumb. She was not happy with that.

Anyway, she has been sleeping for a couple of hours now. I'm not sure if I should wake her for a bottle and another dose of Tylenol.

Over the next week, Annie will add 2 more states to her repertoire (Pennsylvania and Ohio) - we will be traveling to Buffalo on Wednesday, and then on to Cleveland next weekend to meet a large portion of my side of the family.

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