Friday, March 24, 2006

Two months and still going strong...

Sydney had her two month check up yesterday. The doctor said she is doing really well and he was surprised at how tall she has grown. She weighs 11 pounds 11 ounces (75 percentile) and is 25 1/2 inches long (above the 97 percentile).

She was pretty good at the doctor, until they pulled out the needles. She received 5 vaccinations yesterday ( only 4 shots because the polio vaccine is given orally). She started screaming as soon as the first needle went in, but stopped when the nurse left the room. She pretty much slept most of the rest of the day and we gave her infant tylenol every 4 hours or so.

I thought we would be lucky and she wouldn't have any reactions to the shots, but today she has been so cranky! Nothing seems to console her. At least we know what to expect when she goes in for her 4 month check up and shots!

She is finally out of the baby zombie stage and looks around and holds your gaze. She smiles a lot too, which makes all of those crying times a little easier to take. She is such a sweet baby! Bath time and diaper changes have also become good times - no more tears!

Monday, March 06, 2006

Six weeks old and still going strong...

She spends a lot of time with me and our favorite pasttime is watching TV. Hey, we live where it snows a lot and it is way too cold to go outside. Maybe in a few weeks it will warm up and we can play outside.

In the mornings after Donnie leaves for class Sydney sleeps in his spot. She likes to sleep curled up with her arms under her head.

She smiles a lot now and is a really happy baby. She loves her carseat and to smile!

When she is in a deep sleep she puts her hands up by her head, most of the time they make it all the way up into a "toucdown" position, but here she apparently is pretending to be a moose.

She still is not too big on bathtime, but she is adjusting well to her "big girl tub." It seems to be more enjoyable than the sink or a spongebath (who knew?).