Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Five Band-Aids will do, thanks.

EC had his 14 month checkup this morning, and according to the doctor, he's doing great. Not that I need a doctor to tell me that!

It's no surprise that he's a little guy (almost exactly the same weight and height as Nick at this age) but the doc said he's growing right on schedule and inching his way up the standard growth chart just fine. He's a whooping 20lbs and 29 1/4 inches tall. I thought for sure those Krispy Kreme donuts would have put him over the 20lb mark!

We discussed his developmental skills, chatted about the H1N1 flu, spoke about his eating habits, and for the finale of the visit, EC endured FIVE shots (4 to the thigh, one to the arm)! He didn't even let out a peep after the first shot in the arm but he let the nurse have it after the next 4. It was the type of cry that was silent. His face was beet red, his mouth wide open (but quiet) and his eyes full of tears. Once he was able to catch his breath he really let us both have it, and it was loud. Thank goodness for spiderman stickers!

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4 comments:

  1. Bless his baby heart. Take the poor guy for ice cream, he deserves it.

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  2. Poor Baby. I hate when they have to get shots.:( Sorry I couldn't talk at the Y, I was trying to get Winters gymnastic book and she was already late to class.

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  3. Getting shots is no fun! Band aids usually make any owie better.

    Easton was always small for his age too. He didn't hit the 20 pound mark until after his first birthday either!

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  4. Congratulations to all. What a neat idea of your "baby book"--This is being written by your Great Aunt Helen in Bastrop, Texas especially to Nick--whom I haven't seen since 1990 in Sarcoxie Mo. We have one son, David (62 yrs) who is anxiously awaiting the news when he will become a Granddad). We love you,
    Lyle keeps us in touch with you.
    He is my big brother!!!Love, Helen and Edwin (93)

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