Do dee do dee do
Last Friday we took Ellery for her 4 month check-up (which was actually closer to 4.5 months, but whatever), and it wasn't exactly a fun visit. She had to get two vaccinations, and then when we had her measurements done, she was quite a bit under for where she should be for weight.
She's right on for her skill level, height, head circumference and all that jazz, but the poor little thing was only 10 pounds, 9 ounces - and considering she's almost 5 months, and that some babies are born that weight, the doctor decided we had to do something about it.
So...enter formula and the bottle. And forget about breastfeeding. That was pretty traumatizing for both her and I, so this weekend was spent coaxing her to take the bottle (she cried when I wouldn't feed her, I felt so bad), pumping her full of Tylenol since she was fevering from her vaccinations and teething up a storm.
And then with all that, we had already made plans for my mom to come into the city on Friday night so that the husband and I could have a date - so I didn't want to cancel on her when she had driven 3 hours to be there for us. So, we went out, and had a great time, but apparently Ellery cried right up until she went to bed - my poor girl.
This weekend we tried to get out as much as we could, because she loves being in the Snugli, so we ended up going out to the St. Norbert market (a huge market just outside Winnipeg with fresh produce, and chickens, and jewellery, and crafts - all handmade in Manitoba), then on Sunday we went to the zoo. Considering what a hard weekend it was for her, Ellery handled it like a champ.
Oh, and she is now taking the bottle without a fuss (Hallelujah!) and already looks a teeny bit chubby.
Yesterday I left her with the husband for the entire day, and I went out and spent 7 glorious hours all by myself. I went and did a little shopping, but spent most of the day at the beach - where it was chilly, and nearly deserted - but I took tons of pictures, and walked forever, and had an absolutely amazing day.
Sorry I don't have any more exciting news for you, I've just been living life.
AGH! And gross! I just realized that I somehow switched my camera settings to take the shittiest quality pictures!!! Damn it! Oh frickity...now I'm grumpy...boo...