Our girl had her second round of vaccinations on Friday. I know those are far harder on me than they are on Annie. She cried very briefly and kind of gave the nurse the stink eye, but by the time we got back out to the reception area she had regained her composure for the most part. We don’t tend to care so much about where Annie rates on those percentile charts (I care a little, but David doesn’t see the point in comparisons like that so long as she’s healthy – and he’s right on that score), but just for the purposes of posterity, here are Annie’s 4 month stats:
· Height – 24 ¾ inches
· Weight – 13 pounds, 14 ounces
· Head circumference – 41 cm
So we have a healthy, happy (now that those shots are over!) baby girl on our hands. And I continue to be so thankful for that.
|Hey, that bunny keeps getting smaller!|
Annie likes tummy time a little more these days…which means she will stay on her tummy for about 5 minutes before letting me know she is unimpressed, instead of the 30 seconds it used to be. And about once or twice a day she shows us she can roll over from tummy to back. I’m still not sure she realizes she’s the one making that happen, but she likes the cheers she gets when she accomplishes it.
Annie has also found her feet…which is adorable, but makes diaper and clothing changes a bit more of a challenge. As does her new-found super human strength.
|She'll love me for posting this semi-nudey pic some day.|
And her voice! She has definitely found her voice. She loves to make noise – really loves it. It cracks me up when she starts in with her squeaks and squeals and vowel sounds when the adults in the room are talking – as if she has something to contribute and you best be listening to what she has to say. And she is reportedly one of the biggest “talkers” in her daycare class. Hopefully that doesn’t mean she will someday be one of those kids who has to sit in a desk right by the teacher so as to avoid disrupting the other students…I don’t think we have to worry about that just yet.
Many of you have asked me how my mom is doing with the whole Annie going to daycare thing, since she was handling childcare duties for me when I first went back to work. She is doing great, probably secretly kind of enjoying having her days free again…although I know she loved taking care of baby girl for those 4 weeks. And she still gets her Annie fix about once a week when she comes over to do some housecleaning for us (God bless her. And yes, I realize that I am completely spoiled.) and picks up Annie from “school” a little early to spend some quality time with her. Annie loves hanging out with Grandma, that’s for sure. And I love that she loves that. I am so excited that Annie has such a great relationship with her all three of her grandparents. Those are relationships I know she will treasure as she grows and I can’t say enough about how thankful I am that she has them.
Speaking of grandparents, Annie got a little visit from her Papa and Nana (David’s parents) Friday night and Saturday. Not only are they loving, devoted members of the family, but they can also do quite the musical number too.
And finally, as an update to my last blog entry, I am happy to report that I actually ran this morning. Yep, I laced up the old running shoes, turned on the old I-pod, snapped on the sports watch (and actually got a few feet from the house before realizing the old sports watch needed a new battery, at which point I had to go back inside to get a backup), and I was off. This was all helped in large part by the fact that Annie didn’t really get the daylight savings time memo and woke up at 5:00 a.m. for a little snack before falling back asleep for a little while. But whatever, I’ll take it. As I was feeding her and deciding that I now had no excuse to not run, I realized that this little person who I thought was holding me back from exercising again (and I mean that in the best way possible) ended up being the one to give me the jump start I needed to make it happen again. Funny how that works, isn’t it?