Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ella, 2 months

I haven't posted an Ella video for a while, so here you go. It's already like 3 weeks old, but oh well. Also, it's not terribly exciting, and I would not be at all offended if you watched about 10 seconds and then were done. But I do know there are some people out there (like Aunt Kim and Uncle Patrick) who love to see videos the kids. Of course, they've seen her in person since this video was taken, but that is irrelevant.

Here she is at not quite 2 months.

While we're talking about the 2 month mark, let's pull up her stats:

Weight: 10 lbs, 14 oz; 49%
Height: 23.62 inches; 89%
Head Circumference: 15.2 inches; 41%

I thought she looked tall. I guess I'm right.

Somehow the nurse entered her weight at 9.5 lbs in the computer, and the doctor was telling me that we needed to keep an eye on her, and while she's not failing to thrive that is a surprising amount of tapering off on her growth curve. So I was feeling really bad for starving my baby, when I looked at the number and said, "Uh, that's not what the scale said." Phew! Her weight is just fine.

She also got her first shots, which were traumatic. There is nothing so sad as the cry of a baby who has just been jabbed with a needle. I don't even think it's just the sting of pain, I think it's the fact that they trust you to take care of them, and you are holding them, keeping them safe, when BAM! they are being assaulted, and you did nothing to stop it. It's like a little loss of innocence or something. Or maybe I'm reading way too much into it. But after the actual injection, she was a champ. Got a bit of a fever, was fussy for like 10 minutes, and then she slept it off. And that was it. A far cry from our experience with Julia, who was inconsolable for hours, and then fussy for a couple of days. This confirms my belief that Julia is uber sensitive, and Ella is uber mellow. Not that Julia was a difficult baby by any means, she is just a sensitive kid. And Ella is very different. Even if they look like the same person when you compare photos side by side.

1 comment:

Amber said...

I totally know what you mean about the loss of innocence or whatever with the shots. It's like we're failing to protect them and they totally trusted us. Anyways, I loved the blessing pictures! And the new quote, I'm pretty sure that's from the Wedding Singer when the creepy guy is standing behind the curtains listening to Adam Sandler go crazy with his new song that sounds a lot like The Cure. Yes?