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Emmett Braves His First Shots

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Apr 6, 2009 1:20:08 PM

What a terrible blogger I am - more interested in manbaby videos than updating you with actual news about Emmett. Whatever - you have to admit, that manbabies video was pretty hilarious.

So Em had his two month checkup almost two weeks ago. Everything checked out fine. He's in the 75th percentile for both his height and weight (13 lbs. 14 oz. and 24.5 inches!), his noggin is I guess average for a baby (his head measured in the 50th percentile), and he's hit all of those little milestones he should be hitting - beginning to have more control of the muscles in his neck and holding up his head, smiling and cooing regularly, etc. Actually, he's quite the little talker. James and I are thinking he'll be spitting out his first real word any day now. I kid, I kid. :)

The absolute worst part of the visit was the shots. The poor guy got three separate shots on both of his thighs. My friend, Justina had prepared me for it to be difficult to watch. Her son, CJ is exactly one month older than Emmett, so they experience all the milestones first and let me know what to expect, which is nice. Still, considering I'm not really a huge softie, I figured I'd be fine. Boy was I wrong - it was tough to watch the little guy go from being completely content to tomato-red and screaming in pain. I mean, I'm used to seeing him cry, but this was the first time I was seeing him cry out of sheer, deliberate pain. It was nice to have James there, too - I teared up little bit.

Dr. Prasad also showed us a fun little trick he calls the superman reflex. When you run your finger down one side of his bare back, his butt is supposed to swing to the opposite side. This wasn't his best performance, but check it out!


Age Timer: 11 weeks, 3 days

Topics: Weekly Updates, Milestones, video, Firsts, checkup, shots, vaccinations, doctor

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