Monday, March 2, 2009

One Hot Mess...

Poor Mikey - he has had a rough 48 hours. It all started on Sunday when Mommy decided to clip his fingernails and clipped his finger instead. Blood. Everywhere. Who would have thought a little slice on a fingertip would result in such massive loss of blood? After lots of kisses and cuddles, all was well in the world. Later that night Husband and I were giving him a bath, and afterwards I noticed that his skin was looking pretty dry. I busted out my new Aveeno Baby Lotion (for sensitive skin) and slathered him in it. The next morning I woke him up to find him covered in a skin rash! Yeek! Poor little guy. He didn't seem to mind it too much, but I still felt guilty.

Then, this afternoon, I took Mikey to his 2 Month Well Baby checkup. Poor little guy - he enjoyed being weighed and measured, and he loves the pediatrician. As soon as she left though, the nurse snuck in with 5 vaccinations and filled my poor baby full of holes! He SCREAMED! He Cried! Tears! Oh, but I cried more, lol. It was actually pretty upsetting because I realized he was staring right at my face, and of course I'm blubbering away --- I'm sure that didn't make it any better! After a few bandaids and some snuggles, we were on our way home, but Mikey was in sniffle melt down mode the whole way home (not that I blame him).

Once we got home, we curled up in the recliner together and napped the afternoon away. We both woke up to eat (and feed the daddy) at 7, and then it was more napping. Mikey was up again at 9:30 for the bedtime routine, and now he is sound asleep.


I don't know how many more of these well baby visits I can survive!

Anyway, at 2 months old (9 weeks, really), Mikey is weighing in at 14.5 pounds and is measuring 25 inches long. He is in the 95th percentile for weight and height, and the 75th percentile for head circumference. He's going to be a bruiser, I tell ya!

From Mikey 9 Weeks

From Rice Cereal 3.02.09


  1. WOW! He is a bruiser and I thought Cohen was big. We too had our 2 month well visit yesterday and he clocked in a 13 pounds and 24.5 inches long. The doc told me he looks like a 4 month old. LOL. I hate those damn shots, but Coey handled them better than Stella did at his age. We only got 3 pokes and an oral vaccine for the Rotavirus. So neat to see your little guy at the same age as mine. You sound like you're doing an amazing job.

  2. Hi Brooke! Technically he got 4 shots and 1 oral vaccine, but it really was 4 more shots then I was prepared to handle :) Cohen must be a trooper, or Mikey is just a complainer, lol. And it is fun to see another baby so close in age to Mikey!

    I'm so glad to hear that everything is going ok for you guys - I worry! Good to know that GMAC is trying to help you out, and I hope that everything else goes your way!

  3. yeah those shots are rough. something that was suggested to us was tylenol about 30 min b4 your apt, it will kick in by the time he gets his shots and he wont feel as bad. also have a bottle with you just as a comfort bottle. that seems to help them calm down a little. these are just suggestions. and yes you can use my real name :)