My youngest girl is turning five next week so I took her in for her Well Child doctor's appointment.
I'm having a hard time internalizing the fact that she is almost five. She was my baby for so long and was always on my lap for a cuddle when I so dearly needed that cuddle. She is a handful, but is also delightful. Yesterday meant four shots in the thighs so she is now immunized against just about everything. She was not pleased with the shots, but as she was crying, I reminded her that now she won't ever have her back broken by her own tetanus-infected muscles, she won't be crippled by polio, she won't go deaf as a side-effect of measles. She didn't really care at the time, but when she came home and report to Dad, she was proud to explain that she didn't have to worry about many different illnesses.
And our sweet baby continues to fatten. His two month appointment saw the scales tip at 12 pounds (up 5 pounds since birth). He has put on 2.5 inches in length and 2.25 inches in his head circumference. That is a lot of milk--which is good for me. I've lost 30 pounds since he was born. (It sounds like a lot but it still doesn't put me in my pre-pregnancy jeans. Whatever.)
|Ah, paparazzi, go away with that flash, all the live-long day! |
Look at that chin! :)
He was also not thrilled with his shots, but is now immunized against whooping cough which has been deadly for infants in our state this spring. Phew!
As if our day wasn't long enough already, I took the 12 year old shopping for a new swimming suit. You would think that would be fun, mother-daughter time and all, but no. This child hates shopping and hates trying on worse than anything. We found a cute and modest suit for a reasonable price, though. Barely. Almost as tough as helping two children through shots! The big baby. :)
Today promises to be a glorious spring day. As much as I hate my trailer, it is more than made up for by our beautiful land. The wildflowers are blooming all over the meadow, the fir trees are putting on their bright green new growth, the garden is poking through the soil and beginning to flourish and the intermittent rain is doing her best to keep things moist.
Have a wonderful day, my friends.
And go make those appointments you've been putting off!