Saturday, December 13, 2008

Anabelle had her 15th month check-up yesterday. She had stranger anxiety with the nurse and doctor, so when they were examining her, it was cry fest. Emma Rose was able to participate, too. After the doctor measured Anabelle, he said, "Wow! She had a growth spurt!" She grew two and half inches in 3 months! Her height is 32.75 inches and puts her in the 97th percentile for her age. She weighs 22 pounds and 13 ounces, which is the 47th percentile. The measurements are similar to Emma Rose's measurements at that age! Anabelle also had one immunization and her second dose of the flu shot. She did well and only cried for about 5 minutes!

Emma Rose also got a flu shot, which is why she participated in cry fest. She cried for the 5 to 10 minutes before the nurse came in with the injection and for about 10 to 15 minutes afterward. On the way out of the office, I heard the lady at the desk tell one of the other moms, "She just had a surprise flu shot." The mom sighed and probably was telling her child there would be no suprise shots. Once Emma Rose caught her breath, she asked Daddy, "Can I have my milk shake now?" A milk shake is now standard bribe number one. Standard bribe number two is gum.

The girls did well last night after the flu shots. They had some Motrin and a bath before bed. They actually had two baths. For the second bath night in a row, Anabelle has pooped in the tub. Daddy has some almost inappropriate language and his face turns red. Then he gets the girls out of the tub, scoops out the poop with the cat litter scoop, scrubs the contaminated area with a bleach cleaner, and refills the tub. I hold the Little Pooper and talk with Emma Rose about the poop in the tub before they get back in to be decontaminated. Last night, I asked Anabelle several times, "Did you poop in the tub?" She makes a very serious expression and emphatically shakes her head no. This is about the fifth time she's pooped during a bath. I sure am glad Daddy is home! :)

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