Friday, January 29, 2010
Chunky Gets a New "Big Boy" Seat!
That's right! "You don't get this way from starving yourself!" We have a heavy-duty on our hands! Todd took Colt to his 4 month check up last week. And I planned it that way. I took him to his 2 month check up and things were going fine - he was all smiles and giggles and totally impressing the doctor. When all that fun was over Nurse Ratchet came in for his vaccinations. He tried impressing her with his new-found smiling ability, but she was all business. And, BAM. BAM. BAM. Three shots in a row, which started to bleed, were quickly covered with band-aids, left the baby in hysterics and nearly made me cry. Obviously aware that the shot episodes were due again at 4 months, I scheduled it not for my day off - but for Todd's. He handles those things way better than I do anyway....
Things at the 4 month check went well. A little crying during the shots, but overall a success. (The nurse informed me after his first shots that "some Tylenol before he comes is a good idea - helps them with the shots." Yeah. Like, don't you think that information would have been helpful BEFORE I got there? Come on...)
I'm proud to say we have a full-blown overachiever. (Don't know where he gets that from...?) And in over-achiever I mean 95th percentile for height, weight and head size. At the tender age of 4 months we have an 18.5 pound, 27 inch monster! So, I say again, "You don't get this way by starving yourself!!"
Which means Chunky needs a new "Big Boy" seat. He's too big for his infant car-carrier. His little feet dangle over the end, its awkward to carry him, and its only recommended for babies up to 20 pounds - which he'll probably weigh by the end of the week! So, off we went last night to purchase his new, rear-facing "conversion seat". Which, from what I can tell, is just a nice way of telling you you're kid is huge and needs a bigger seat.