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Monday, June 1, 2009

Shots anybody? (This time NOT for mom! YES!)

Look at us now! We're getting bigger...

Hunter Olivia
6 lbs. 7 oz.
(3lbs. 2 oz. at birth)

Ethan Bradley
8 lbs. 13 oz.
(3 lbs. 15 oz. at birth)

Colton Samuel
8 lbs. 4 oz.
(4 lbs. 6 oz. at birth)

Ok, don't misunderstand my enthusiasm regarding this latest round of shots...Am I perfectly elated that Brian's and my days of frighteningly long needles finding their way to my you-know-what are over? Oh yes! But I have a new found empathy for Brian who always SAID it was painful to have to give me shots (whatever)...now, I might have to agree...having to watch my three little tiny Bunchkins receive their first round of immunizations might have actually been worse. :( Not because I shy away from needles, not because I cry, (I'm tough remember. I like shark attacks and military shows). But for the same reason I turn beetles over when I see them flailing on their backs and the same reason I "capture" spiders from my house and "relocate" them to the outdoors rather than squashing them, despite the fact that I was bitten by a brown recluse spider on my butt 5 years ago...it's that empathetic bone in my body that simply understands the torture and fright my babies were going to go through....
Yep. They're 2 months old. (Actually, they're even a little older than that now) Ten weeks today, in fact! So they had to go back to the doctor last Thursday for their 2 month checkup and their shots...I'll be honest, it kind of felt a little like taking a litter of puppies to the vet for their shots... :) Brian and I of course did not TELL the babies that that's what they were in for! We simply told them they were going to visit all their nice friends who work at Catalina Pediatrics and their super fun doctor, Dr. Goldberg! And of course, we might have reminded them that they'd get to see the dinosaur in the fish tank again. :)

So all in all, their visit went very well! They are all growing very well! They've all more than doubled their birth weights which is wonderful! We need to work on stretching their necks which will in turn help to "even out" their mishapen heads. So if you come to our house don't be surprised if I make you stand on the babies' left sides and do something exciting to make them look left! :)

Other than that, we saved the shots for the very end....aside from the mean mother in me that was very concerned with capturing their misery on film, (hello, our whole lives revolve around "blog-worthy" events...has anyone ever seen that movie with Jim Carrey, "THE TRUMAN SHOW"? Kinda feels like that. Our lives are intended to entertain others) I was a good mommy and stroked their little heads and held in those pacifiers while the babies cursed the world as those little needles poked their mildly chubby thighs. (Ok, let's be honest, Ethan's might be more than mildly chubby....) But once they got their Snoopy Bandaids and a hug and kiss from mom and dad, they were ok. :) We won't tell them there's more coming in 2 more months...

Dr. Goldberg and Pudge...er, I mean, Ethan :)

Dr. G and Peanut (Hunter)

The Boys!

And then began the shots.....
Big brother Colton went first

Poor baby...

Next goes Hunter...

One snoopy bandaid...you're halfway done little girl!

But clearly not done fast enough! That's her trademark wildcat yell right there!

And last goes Ethan..."hmm this doesn't taste very good..."

" Oh well. I don't know what you other babies were crying about, this isn't so bad."

"I'm tough...I'm tough..."

"No I'm not!!!!"
"Someone please give me my binky...I've had a rough day."

Colton in the recovery chair (his carseat) :)

As any kid knows...bandaids make it better :)

Till next time..... :)


Adam and Samantha said...

Oh that is just the saddest thing ever!! Poor little babies! I hate watching them get shots, just wait until they get older and they look at you while you help old them down, and you can see the "why are you doing this to me mommy!?!?!?" in their eyes! It's the worst! By the way, I'm glad I'm not the only one the "relocates" every little bug I find in my house!

kershner3 said...

Wow! I can't believe they've doubled their weights! What good little eaters:)

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you were able to take pictures through it all!! Those poor unsuspecting little angels!! It was so good to see you and the bunchkins today!! They are absolutely the cutest kids (next to my girls of course!) Hope to see you guys again soon! Jenn W.

Anabelle said...

Well, I think you are a WAY better mother than I am... I laughed when Jax got his 2 month shots. I was trying to take his mind off the pain!

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