Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Two Months.

Last Thursday Clara turned two months old!  We celebrated by going to the doctor on Friday for a check up and some shots.  I really want to get a photo of her on the baby scale at the doctor's office, because she just chills out there when I lay her down and it's so cute, but I don't want the doctors or nurses to think I'm crazy/irresponsible.

We have a great pediatrician and nurse whom I love, and Clara warms right up to them as well.  Plus, they know just what to say to a mom, "Oh, she is so beautiful!" or "What a good baby!" -- you know, things like that (that are all true).  I love going to the doctor to see how much she has grown, but it was very hard to watch her get those shots.  She drank the rotavirus vaccine like it was koolaid - the nurse commented that she'd never seen a 2 month old take it without a fuss.  Then came the shots - three of them!  Thankfully the nurse was FAST, but of course Clara started crying as soon as the first needle went in.  She cried for a few minutes, then calmed down after we snuggled for a while, and fell asleep in her car seat on our way out.  She slept for almost four hours!!
Her personality is really starting to emerge and she has so many funny and cute expressions.  She's cooing and smiling so much and is just such a happy baby.  I've noticed in the past few days that she can get a little impatient at times - like when she's hungry - but it could just be some residual fussiness from her shots.  Plus, who can complain when she's slept for 7.5-8 hours straight the past two nights?
We got all of her measurements and stats from the doctor and I was a little surprised.  I knew she wasn't getting super chunky, but I thought for sure she was getting taller/longer.  She weighed in at 10 lbs 10.5 oz (45th percentile) and measured 21.6 inches (20th percentile).  Looks like we have a petite little girl -- but I know things can change fast too!  Thankfully her head circumference is average, which makes me wonder about some of the headbands we have that are so tiny...maybe we'll keep them for dolls?


MegRuth said...

She is so beautiful! Seriously, good work brewing her up. Love that smile!

Whitney said...

She is really beautiful! I agree:)

Katie said...

She's so cute, Sarah. I love her little smile!

Hilary said...

cute, cute, cute!

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