Sunday, March 31, 2013

9 Weeks Old

10 lbs. 12 oz
21.5 inches long
(yes that is shorter than last week but I don't think the nurse let her stretch out as far because that would mean she hadn't gotten any taller in an entire month.)
-Emery continues to gain weight/height at a 1 lb/1 in per month ratio so her little body shape has stayed pretty much the same even though she's getting bigger. She just grows perfectly proportionate. Way to go Em!

-One word can sum up Emery at 9 weeks...SHOTS! She went to the doctor for her two month check up and did great the vast majority of the visit. Unfortunately the doctor was pretty busy so we waited a little longer than usual. She laid on the table kicking and smiling and playing the entire wait time. That is, until she started being poked and prodded. Then things got a little dicey but still not too bad. After the doctor left it was time for the nurse to come in for the shots. She got 3 of them plus the polio one that they give by mouth. It was the saddest thing ever!! She was screaming and then even when I got her settled down she would start to fall asleep and then wimper. I gave her infant Tylenol which was great and she fell asleep in the car on the way home. Unfortunately the shots made her feel pretty lousy for the rest of the week and she cried nonstop from 5 or 6 until bedtime at 8:30 when she would finally get tired and fall asleep.

-Slept not quite as good during the first part of the night as usual but we will blame shots for that one. HOWEVER, remember how fussy she has been for the last month at night while she's still sleeping? Not anymore! Now when I put her down after her middle of the night feeding she doesn't fuss in her sleep anymore! I know it never bothered her because every time I looked over to check on her she was still perfectly content but Jeff and I didn't get a whole lot of sleep from it so we're very glad that has stopped.

-Continues to LOVE to lick things and even tries shoving her entire fist in her mouth all the time. I was very against letting her suck on her fingers like she wanted to in the hospital (hence the binky since you can take that away without cutting off a limb). We still don't let her suck on fingers but when she's just licking/kind of sucking the outside of her fist I think it's okay.

-Naps with a binky on the sofa or our bed most of naptime during the day but she's still pretty much a cat-napper. We'll try to get her on a schedule so that she can get better naps in instead of only 45 minutes or so.

-Not as many pictures this week due to the sadness of a baby not feeling well and screaming but here are a couple that actually sum up our week nicely. Walks and the bath with the magic blanket were the only things that even kind of helped her feel better and relax. She actually fell asleep while still wrapped in her towel and blanket every night after her bath so we'd let her lay like that for a few minutes before putting her pjs on and feeding her.

Emery was also blessed this week but look to the next post for pictures.

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