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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