THE NICHOLS FAMILY


Saturday, October 18, 2008

15 and 11

A couple of weeks ago Mary Selwyn and I both had doctors appointments. It was my 11 week check up and Mary Selwyn's 15 month check up. My appointment went well. I had another ultrasound because they were unable to find the baby's heart beat with the doppler, which was a little scary, but deep down I was pretty confident that everything was fine. I was right, my little baby was perfect. It had a super strong heart beat and measured exactly where it was supposed to. The nurse said the baby was literally bouncing around. She had a hard time getting some pictures because it wouldn't be still but I left with some really good ones. It is absolutely amazing that at our first ultrasound all we could see was a little bean and only four weeks later I was looking at a baby. I mean hands and feet and even a little nose. I was in awe at how quickly the baby develops. With Mary Selwyn I only saw her as a bean and my next ultrasound was at 20 weeks when she was almost fully developed. It was neat to get to see what a difference there is from week to week. What a blessing.

Then I had to take MSN for her doctor's appointment. It was not a fun experience at all. We of course had to wait 30 minutes and I am chasing Mary Selwyn all over the office trying to keep her hands off of all the babies in the waiting room. Must have been baby day because there were at least 8 I had keep her away from. Mary Selwyn has developed a real fear of the doctor lately. She tends to do better with the female nurses and of course we had a male nurse that day. I guess she assumes he is the doctor and she starts screaming as soon as he walks in. She screams when they take her temp and even when they weigh her. After he left the room, she sat in my lap and whimpered for the rest of the time and even started crying again when she heard the nurse's voice outside our door. Then Dr. Barron walked in and it got worse. I don't know how he can hear anything through that stethoscope with her screaming like that.....and trust me one thing Mary Selwyn is without any doubt is loud!!! (I know she gets it from her Mama.) Anyway by the time we left I felt like I had been hit by a train. It was exhausting....not just for me but her too I'm sure. Now I dread the appointments just as much as she does. She of course checked out perfectly too. I have two perfect babies so far, I know she's not a baby anymore. She was in the 90th percentile of height and weight, no surprise there.

I can't believe that she is 15 months old already. Hurts my heart....I love watching her grow and change everyday but I want her to be my baby forever....I think I might be the only one who still calls her a baby. Everyone else refers to her as a toddler.....I can hardly stand it. She is so funny and sweet. Her new favorite thing is to sing songs, she just babbles to her own little tune but it is the sweetest tune you have ever heard. She loves to play with her baby dolls and her newest obsession is Blue's Clues. She asked to watch Blue's Clues all day long. I have limited to her to two episodes in the morning and two in the afternoon. She loves Blue and I have to admit I kinda like it too. I love that she will curl up in my lap and watch a whole episode while I snuggle her. You can't beat that. She also has a stuffed cat named Caviar that she loves to sleep with. That was the name on the tag, not the name we picked but she loves him. Before bed or nap time I say "Where is Caviar?" and she searches the room until she finds him and gets right in her bed with no resistance. She is finally, knock on wood, sleeping through the night. The earliest she gets up is 4:30 and then she just wants some milk and to snuggle for the last two hours but sometimes she even makes it to 5:30. I never thought we would see this day, or night rather. I'm thankful it has come before baby #2 arrives.

So enough rambling, I think you get how much I adore her so here are some pictures of my big girl and a video of her singing a song in the bath tub. It is always a little cuter naked don't you think?
video

4 comments:

Lindsey said...

Love it, love it, love it! I love the pictures, especially the flower towel one and I watched the video twice. Hilarious.

Abby Euten said...

Glad everyone checked out perfectly and the nights are going well!

Jenny said...

so glad to hear the baby is doing great!

Margaret said...

I am glad both of your babies are GREAT!! Your story about the Dr. is so funny! Sounds like me and Simms a few weeks ago! I was sweating by the time I left!!