Despite my nervousness about this morning, things did go pretty well. Well...I did cry twice, but all things considered, that's not so bad. First things first:
She checks in as a strong and healthy girl; here are her stats:
Weight: 11 lbs 9 oz
Height: 23 inches
So, she's doing her job: growing and gaining weight. Wish that were my job :)
In all other respects, she checks out healthy. The doctor was surprised to hear that she has been sleeping 11-12 hours a night, but he said that it's normal and healthy. She's just ahead of the curve a bit in that department.
She also got 3 shots today, and that's where my first crying spell came into play. Good thing Jerry can stand the shots, so he holds her while the nurse administers them and I stare at the wall. Still, hearing her cry made me cry, and frankly, I'm just a big wuss when it comes to my baby girl. Anyway, she's doing fine this afternoon after having the innoculations, and so far, she hasn't had any fever, crankiness, or fussiness due to them.
After the doctor, we headed over to daycare...
Again, pretty good. Jerry and I unloaded all her stuff and got things squared away, then Jerry went to work (the daycare is at his work, so he just has to walk about 100 yards down the hall to his office), and Norah and I chilled with the other babies and the teachers.
Then, Jerry came back, and he and I went to security so I could get my daycare badge. His company requires that everyone who has access to the parking lots and the building have a security badge that opens gates and doors, so we had to go get mine. We left Norah in the care of her teacher, and we went to security. The process ended up taking way longer than we thought it would, so we were gone for about an hour. When we returned to the daycare, Norah was getting hungry and cranky, and while we had originally planned to go to lunch, I didn't want to leave her again for another hour.
This is where my second crying episode took place.
So, reasoning that it was just easier on everyone if we took her and left, I called it a day and went home.