Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Post Blitz #3 - Two Month Check-Up

Well, Juliette went in for her two month check-up on October 15th. And the doctor had nothing but nice things to say about her.

The nurses, unfortunately, had nothing but inoculations for her. Four shots and an oral vaccine. Ouch.

You would let them do that? Why??

While Juliette did cry for a good hour-and I mean, she really really cried a lot-that evening, she seems to have suffered no long-term effects other than Kathy's insistence that she "hasn't been near as smiley" though I think that can probably be attributed to the time of day Kathy sees her (see below for more on that).

Vital statistics:

Height: 23.5 inches (90th percentile)
Weight: 11 pounds, 4 ounces (70th percentile)

Social development:

Juliette is starting to babble more and more frequently. Just yesterday, I came home and Kathy informed me that they had just finished an hour long conversation. She also recognizes our voices and turns if she hears one of us speak.

It only looks like a cry at first glance, but it's a smile

She is smiling every day and starting to giggle. Her favorite thing to do is to wake us up in the early morning for a diaper change, and then once on her changing table she will smile and giggle like she just heard the best joke ever (which, for the record, is about two pieces of bacon).

Gross Motor skills:

Juliette has always been pretty active in the grabbing-your-fingers department, but the other day she grabbed hold of a rattle and just this evening she grabbed a burp cloth that was on her chest and brought it up to her mouth. I know it was all just baby-reflex movement, but it seriously did look as if she were trying to dab the corner of her mouth.

These last two and a half months have flown by, and it's been incredible to watch this tiny little girl develop a personality right before our eyes. When she smiles you can see that she is a happy baby and there's no doubt about it. And, of course, because part of having a child is payback for all the rotten things you did to your parents, there is a note of mischief in her eyes.

Clearly up to no good.

Being a parent has truly changed my perspective on life. Every little thing about our daughter makes an impact on me, from the way she cries to the way she laughs, the way she burps and even the way she sometimes sighs in her sleep. She is already an amazing little person and I can't wait to see the amazing girl I know she's turning into.


  1. AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TALKING BACON!!!!!!!!!!!!