The Mommy Hat: ‘Sup Dudes!

Last Friday, baby got her 12-month shots. Momma just kicked back and relaxed as we waited in the doctor’s office. Why? Because these doctor’s visits are becoming a walk in the park. Sure, I dread having to give her shots. But, I’m getting better at it. I used freak out just thinking about the notion of pinning her down to the table while a stranger pricked her leg with a vaccine. Ask me about her day 3 doctor visit – where they pricked her foot for some blood test. I cried the entire time. I was worse than she was! In fact, the nurse turned to me and said, “First child? It gets easier, I promise.”
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Now, these visits are easier. I know she will cry for a second. I know she will stop immediately when I pick her up and hug her. I know she’ll be perfectly fine the minute we get into the car. I also rest assured with a little secret: I give her some Tylenol before it’s shot time. The pediatrician said it was okay to do. It works for me.
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Yes, the fear of the unknown will never go away with parenting, but it does get more comfortable. I’m starting to feel more at ease being a mother. Being someone’s mom. A very important, beautiful and wonderful someone.
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Momma kicking back

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Want the stats? Baby girl is a little over 1 years old and is …

  • 22 lbs (50-75%)
  • 31 1/2 inches (95+%)
  • And as healthy and happy as ever!

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2 thoughts on “The Mommy Hat: ‘Sup Dudes!

  1. That means you are doing a great job, mom! Keep up the good work. I can’t wait for these two little chubsters to get together and play.

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