Sunday, April 11, 2010

Rolling over! And shots!

Joshua had his two-month appointment this past Monday, where they confirmed that he's been growing like a weed. :) He weighed in at 13 lbs., 0.5 oz. (almost double his birth weight!), and is now 23.5 inches long. Such a great big boy!

Our pediatrician, Dr. N., was also really impressed with Joshua's overall strength. He commented that Joshua has the muscle tone of a 3- or 4-month-old! Our little guy was wriggling away on the examining table, happily kicking and flailing his arms as he now does on a regular basis during his activity time. Dr. N. said he suspected Joshua would be strong and active enough to try rolling over, so he flipped him over onto his stomach -- and Joshua immediately rolled over. Just to prove that it wasn't a fluke, we flipped him over again, and Joshua rolled over again! He'd been rocking back and forth most times when we put him down for tummy time, but this was the first time he managed to roll himself over all the way -- we were so proud of him! And Joshua has managed to replicate that twice at home since. Of course, he looked startled and confused both times -- it's pretty clear that he's not voluntarily mobile just yet. But it looks like he's well on his way!

The other big part of the two-month appointment is a series of vaccinations. Poor Joshua had to get four shots and an oral vaccine... He was such a trooper through the whole process. I'm pretty sure his mama was more stressed about it than he was! The nurse had David initial the appropriate papers, and then told me to hold Joshua's arms securely while she gave him the shots. It's really stressful to hear your baby squalling and to have to hold him down to get three more of the ouchie shots in quick succession... But as David kept reminding me, it's better than having Joshua get tetanus or whooping cough or rotovirus, right? And Joshua calmed down pretty quickly thereafter, and was completely back to normal by the time we got home.

As for his mama, she was completely back to normal by the time we got home, too, as evidenced by the fact that we now have a series of photos of Joshua with his war wounds, chilling in his crib... :)

Our brave and strong little boy

Four bandaids on his chubby little thighs...

What's with the camera, woman? Can't a boy nap?

Credit to Erin for the adorable "world's cutest alarm clock" onesie. :)

1 comment:

Mama & Dad said...

Shots get worse. 3yr old Lily can now anticipate, and therefore dread, shots. Even with the prep from Farley Goes to the Doctor (it only hurts a little bit),and practicing with her toy doctor's set, I had a screaming flailing little girl on my hands. Not fun.