Saturday, July 11, 2009

Dr. Appointment

** This photo was taken in real time. He is sitting on mommy's lap while she is typing!**

Connor's weigh-in (Mr. Howard called it his "boxing match weigh-in") went well!!

Yesterday he was at 7 lbs, 1.0 oz and today he was at 7 lbs, 2.7 oz! The marathon feedings went better than expected and I am glad I stuck up for what I believed was best. It was my first mommy test and, I think, I passed with flying colors.

Mr. Howard and I also had our first true test as parents. Upon arrival at the hospital this morning, Connor started
screaming bloody murder. With all eyes on us, we tried everything we could: I pulled him out of his carseat and rocked him, shhhhh'd him, talked to him, and swung him. Still he screamed bloodly murder. Then we got the pacifier out and tried that. Still he screamed bloody murder. Then I tried feeding him (something I haven't yet mastered in public). Still he screamed bloody murder. We decided to check him to see if he needed a new diaper and...aha...poopy diaper. So then we were faced with a decision: do we change him in the waiting room (with 1 minute until they call us back) or do we wait with him continuing to scream bloddy murder until they brought us back for our appointment? After our audience WATCHING US with our screaming child, we decided to change him. We quickly (I mean, QUICKLY) changed him and right as we had the diaper pulled off, guess who called us to go back? We threw the diaper on with hardly a good scrubbing (sorry Connor), picked him up, and walked over the woman who was impatiently waiting for us.

I could almost hear a silent applause when we got up and walked back to the doctor's room.


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good job mommy (daddy too)! You guys are doing awesome...

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