12.06.2011

shots, shots, shots!

I wish this post were about taking shots (of liquor). But it really is about Riley getting immunization shots at her 2 month check up. In hindsight, I wish I would've taken shots (of liquor) before coming to this appointment. Poor Riley didn't take the shots very well. We left the doctor's thinking all went smooth, she cried for a little while but stopped after some snuggling with her daddy. But when we got home, and when she woke up from her nap, she continued to cry and scream non-stop for about two hours. Her little leg was so swollen and red. Any time we got her to relax, the slightest movement of her leg caused her to cry and scream some more. I finally went out and got some infant tylenol, which as far as I'm concerned is magic. She was settled within 5 minutes of taking the medicine.

And like any decent (read: cruel) parent, I took video of her shots. It stops at a dramatic point, because I couldn't take the screaming anymore. Watch at your own risk:


At 2 months, Riley weighs 10lbs, 15oz. She is 22 inches tall, and her head circumference is 15.5 inches.