Last week was very busy for us. On Tuesday we were invited to be the "guest family" for the birthing class at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Jason, Brody and I went to the class and discussed in front of 13 other couples our experience with labor and delivery. It was really fun to share our story with the to-be parents. Brody was awake the whole time and did so well!
On Thursday we had our 8 week check up with Dr Skullard. Jason couldn't make it to the appointment so i went solo for the dreaded 8 week shots. He had 2 shots in each leg and one oral vaccination. I couldn't watch so I talked to Brody and tried to comfort him, the worst was shot #2, when his face turned bright red and for a moment nothing came out and then the biggest scream/cry I have ever heard from him. At that point my eyes welled with tears...but i gathered myself and was able to comfort him. I fed him after the shots while still at the doc office, he fell asleep in the car seat and slept the rest of the afternoon and thank god he didn't have any negative reactions to the shots! He's also growing like a weed hitting both the 75th percentile for both weight (12.3oz) and height (23.5in). The pediatrician feels that Brody is developing nicely. We head back again at 4 months.