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Monday, October 19, 2009

Doctor and Daycare

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:

Dr Apt
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.


Unknown said...

Glad to hear everyone survived. Hopefully it gets easier as time goes on. At least daddy is just down the hall?

Marlene said...

Sounds like a success overall! I hope Norah doesn't have any symptoms from the shots.

lifestudent said...

Sounds like it was a rough day for Norah's Mommy :) It will get easier ... at least the daycare part. The shots never get easier, but as they get older they know its the NURSE doing it and not Mommys fault at least.

Carolina John said...

at least she is healthy. it's tough leaving them at daycare right? Kelley never could do it. I had to take her every time and drop her off. Eventually, I did that wrong too (if you ask her) so she became the stay at home mom.

and the shots still make kelley cry too. even at the 4 yr old immunizations.

Monica said...

When my boys were that young and heading off to daycare, I use to have my husband take them and drop them off. It broke my heart leaving them there. Tons easier seeing them go out the door with daddy. :) I can't remember what your schedule is, will Jerry be dropping her off? That should help you tremendously.

MCM Mama said...

Knowing she's just down the hall from daddy should help.

I find shots much more traumatic now that my oldest is 8 and I have to basically sit on him for the shots. Sigh. Shoo, on the other hand, usually comments something along the lines of "hmm, that didn't hurt...)

N.D. said...

You know what, that is awesome she is right at your husband's work. If I had that option, that would be so much better than 10 minutes from our house but 25 minutes from our jobs. Glad she is sleeping awesome for you AND growing great! You are doing a fantastic job!

Aka Alice said...

I could never watch the shots...the sight of the needle...((shudder))...I'll just not go there.

It gets easier..really it does.

So cool that she's at a daycare where Jerry works. I envy that.

Unknown said...

what an awesome arrangement to have daycare where Jerry works!

best wishes when you do it for real tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

What a day for milestones! That's terrific to locate day care so close to a parent. That's a big plus!

Carly said...

Oh man! Two hard things in one day. It always sucks watching them get shots and that first day at daycare is gut wrenching. Hang in there and good luck today.

MN Mom said...

Sounds like you were very brave. Hang in there.

Anonymous said...

Very cool the Norah is right next to Jerry. It is always hard leaving. We have a much harder time adjusting than the kids.

Julie D said...

Aww, well, know that by getting those shots, she will be protected in daycare. Hope she's forgotten about that already!