I'm a brave mommy. Elliora had her one month well-child check-up today. And for convenience' sake, I decided to schedule Annelise' flu shot. Am I crazy?
Fearful that this appointment was going to be like a quick visit to...hades...I went over-prepared with Halloween candy galore. Let's just say bribing a two-year old with smarties is now the best idea EVER.
Surprisingly, Annelise got two shots (one in each leg) and only let out a small whimper with a few tears. It was much better than I anticipated. She was a peach.
And Elliora is growing like a weed. She is 9 lbs. 14 oz. and 22 inches long. I almost don't know what to do with a child that actually eats and grows. She's in the 75th percentile for everything. I'm so proud.
Tonight, Matt and I are going on a youth staff retreat to a comfy hotel in Grand Rapids. Annelise will be spending the night at Papa and Gigi's house with her beloved cousin Alayna. I'm only slightly disappointed that we won't get to take her trick or treating tomorrow night. My excitement at sleeping in a king sized bed and eating out are superior to candy collecting in the rain. But, thanks mom and dad for doing the dirty work for me.