Thursday, August 05, 2010

Ella Goes to the Doctor

Ella had her "2 week" doctor's appointment yesterday, since the doctor was out of town last week. Here are the stats:

Weight: 8 lbs, 13.5 oz, 52%
Length: 21 3/4 in, 86%
Head Circumference: 14 1/4 in, 38%

It was nice for me to dump out all my concerns (is she eating enough? is this medication safe for me to take? does she poop enough?), and basically get the, "She's fine," on all of them. I thought I was a worrywort before I was a parent, good gracious, I'm practically destined for an ulcer now. Or a nervous breakdown. Or both.

I think having a little sister has done wonders to clear up Julia's fear of the doctor's office. I told her we were going there yesterday and she brightened right up, said, "They have fish there! And toys!" and ran to get her shoes on. Hopefully this stays true next time the appointment is for her.

In other Ella news, I think she has mostly figured out that night is for sleeping longer chunks of time (4-6 hours), and day is for eating every 2 hours. Which I am quite happy about. She loves to be held, and hates the carseat (we just pray she falls asleep fast when she's in it, which she usually does). She's not been a big fan of our walks, I think because she has to be in the carseat and it's hot, which keeps her awake. Her hair is pretty blonde, though sometimes I fool myself into thinking (hoping?) there is a hint of red to it. And other than that it's pretty much eat, sleep, cry, and (occasionally) poop.

1 comment:

Amber said...

What toddler doesn't wear their underpants on their head? And who doesn't enjoy a picture of it? So how is it having a newborn again? She is so pretty and Julia looks so happy to be a big sister. Yeah!