1) A baby girl with a big brother 17 months her senior is a tough cookie. She shrieked for one second when the needle met the thigh, and then, she was totally over it. The nurse said something like "my, you've got quite a high pain tolerance, little one!" And my head said something like "because her brother pokes her in the eyes/runs her over with a Cozy Coupe/pushes her off the couch". But just my head said that, because who needs a pesky CPS visit?
2) Vivi really is as tall as people comment about her being 20x a day. She's a whole two inches taller than Anderson was at 15 months, up in the 90th% at 32 inches tall. Watch your lanky a-s-s, Heidi Klum!
3) Ear tubes are tiiiiiiny! The one in A's left ear had worked itself halfway out, then just stuck there for a few months. So today, the doctor decided to grab it out. And yeah, I took it home with us. For the same reason there's something that looks like a tiny shriveled up booger in a baggie in Vivi's closet (that would be her umbilical cord stump) and a positive pregnancy test from June 2009 under my bathroom sink. We just moved. I brought this stuff with me. I know. Weird. Anyway, after we'd gotten home and had a nap to get over the SUPER TRAUMATIC experience that shook him up so much he screamed through the entirety of V's exam and her one second of post-vaccination crying and all the way out to the car and then halfway home until I finally said I'd buy him a Happy Meal if he'd just puhlease stop crying.....anyway, after all that he wanted a good look at what it was the doc had pulled from his ear. That tiny thing kept him ear infection-free for a year and a half. Crazy!