February 3, 2009

Babies at the Doctor

James and Stella went to Lawrenceville Pediatrics for their fifteen month and one month check-ups, respectively. James screamed most of the time in the office - he is terrified of the office, and Jason had to pin him down for his shots. Stella didn't make a peep (but neither did James at that age).

Dr. Lin informed us that we have "big babies" (as if I needed a doc to tell me that - I birthed them, for pete's sake). Both were in 95th percentile for height and weight.

James weighed in at 27.5 pounds, and is 33 inches tall. At least we think. He freaked out on the scale and tried to jump ship when the nurse was measuring him. I'm sure we should give or take a few inches and pounds.

Stella is 11 pounds, 12 ounces, and 22 inches long. Little girl has put on three pounds in three weeks....who says breastmilk is "like water"? I have not heard of water putting on this kind of weight.

Jason went to the doctor with me, and held James while he went crazy. I swear, I do not know what I would do without this husband of mine. Not only does Jason put up with me (and my mouth!), but he loves me, and he loves these children of ours. He is unbelievably helpful, sensitive, confident and sweet. Jason knows how to fill and sterilize bottles, change diapers, bathe babies... and he does it all without me even asking half of the time. Not only that...but when "business" needs to be taken care of, the man steps up and does it.

For example, as to how amazing my husband is: I have a cold, and I was desperate for a nap today. Jason had a conference via the web at 3:00 from home, so I was going to lay down until then so I could watch James and Stella. Well, I woke up at 3:45 completely disoriented (Stella was napping with me)...I rushed out into the living room (thinking that everyone had been kidnapped), and there Jason was... on his computer involved in the web meeting, James nearby with a book in his hand the little CD player blaring "itsy bitsy spider", all the while somehow Jason was reading, typing and singing a helluva rendition of the "spider." He was doing it all at once, doing it shockingly well...and all for the sake of my nap.

Bless that man. Bless him, I love him, I love him, I love him.

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