our appointment with dr. evil

on friday, harper had her 2 month doctor appointment checkup.
those of you who have kids know it is THE dreaded appointment – it is the one where your precious little baby gets her first round of shots.
it will now go down in history as the hardest moments i have had as a mommy yet.  those evil medical people make your baby take a number of shots into their little legs. 
i asked the nurse if it was her least favorite thing about her job.  her answer was obvious. 
(all joking aside, we have an amazing pediatrician and the nurse who gave H her shots was wonderful, and she went super quick to get the pain over with.)

she did a great job, a better job than me.  once she started screaming, i started to cry with her.  geoff said that the nurse told me to keep talking to her (i swear i didn’t hear her say anything) but i apparently stopped once i started crying.  so geoff talked to her through the rest of the shots and i held her as closely as i could.
she got 5 shots and an equal number of little snoopy band-aids on her little legs.

this photo was taken pre-shots.  i couldn’t bring myself to take a photo of her afterwards – it just broke my heart.
look at those rolls!  i just want to sqeeeeze ’em.

harper’s 2 month stats:
height: 23.5 inches (75th-90th percentile) (she was 21.5 inches at birth) 
weight: 10 pounds 15 ounces (50th percentile) (she was 8 pounds 6 ounces at birth)
still, and daily becoming more, stunningly beautiful.

after her first ever dose of tylenol, she slept all the way home.
and then looked like this the rest of the day:

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4 Responses to our appointment with dr. evil

  1. dad says:

    Glad I wasn’t there; I would have either cried or punched out the nurse!

  2. Pat Chapman says:

    i really think i’m being totally objective…………that precious baby girl is the MOST beautiful baby i’ve ever seen. truly.

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  4. katie says:

    i love you. and that baby girl. make geoff hug you both!!!

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