Wednesday, October 24, 2012

2 months shots!!

So today we went to get our 2 month shots. Scarlette is technically 2 and a half months but I didn't call soon enough so this was the earliest they could get us in. Last night I was having a bit of anxiety because I didn't want Scarlette to look up into my eyes as the needles were going in and think I was a terrible person for putting her through the pain. She went to bed around 11:30 and slept till 5am and then nursed for 10 minutes and went back to bed till I woke her up at 7:30am. I, on the other hand, could not fall back asleep at 5am because I was so nervous to get her shots. We got to the clinic and the receptionist checked us in and within minutes are nurse came out and got us. She weighed and measured Scarlette who is 11 lbs 8 oz and 23 inches long. She is perfectly in the middle for all of her measurements (so 50th percentile) and the nurse said she looked really healthy. So we chatted a bit about side effects and then Andrew and I decided to get a flu shot in order to protect Scarlette from getting it. Andrew is enrolled at the college and so he is considered high risk....I kind of made him get the shot hahah but he didn't even feel it.....honestly the nurse stuck the needle in and said "your done" and he thought she was joking. Then came the hard what did I do??? I made Andrew hold her for the shots. The nurse was a VERY good nurse and I felt very comfortable with her doing Scarlette's shots. She put the first needle into Scarlette's left leg and Scarlette didn't even flinch...I was standing in the corner with my eyes closed after she stuck the needle in because I didn't want to see her cry but I didn't hear a cry so I turned back around. The second needle went into the same leg and she felt that one so she cried for a couple seconds and then they flipped her around and put the last needle in her right leg and she cried a bit more. The nurse grabbed this bell and started shaking it and within seconds she was mesmerized. She didn't cry at all after she heard the bell. We put her clothes back on and waited in the waiting room for 15 minutes to make sure she wasn't allergic and she fell asleep almost instantly. It's been 2 hours and she is still just snoozing away...I will have to update tomorrow when I find out how the shots have affected her. Anyways, she did really great and I am so glad we got them done and over with till January.

Just and update on Scarlette. For the past couple weeks she has become so much more aware of her surroundings. She use to hate the swing but now her sea creatures are her best friends. For her afternoon nap I lay her down in our bed and she will whine for a bit but will usually fall right to sleep. I had a booster juice last week and she didn't get bloated or gassy so I have continued to eat something little everyday that has dairy in it. Her digestive tract seems to have developed a lot because she hasn't hardly been gassy at all and when she is gassy I just pump her legs and she lets out some farts and she is good. She has been sleeping a lot the past couple days so I am thinking she is growing and after hearing her weight this morning I'm pretty sure that confirms it! For night time sleep she usually has a bit of fight in her to go to bed but once she is asleep we do fairly well. She goes to bed around 10:30-11:00pm and then we wake up at 5am and have a diaper change/feed and that usually take about 15 minutes and then she is back to bed till around 9am. She is a super good baby.....but she is just starting to whine so I better go feed her!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


As I sit here I have a secret or not so secret prayer in my heart that my husband will get on with the police. This will be our third attempt ( twice in Lethbridge and now once in Calgary) and I am really hoping the third time is the charm. Andrew has always wanted to be a police officer and although he has been doing really well in school this past semester I know that it isn't where his heart is. Andrew has worked so many dead end jobs with horrible hours and hard labour that I really pray he gets on with the police. He is meant to be a police officer. Andrew is so compassionate and he knows how to diffuse possible confrontations. He has a heart of gold and definitely the build of a good police officer...seems like we have been lacking those lately in Lethbridge. Anyways, Scarlette and I are going to try to be super quiet tonight as Andrew has a polygraph test tomorrow and then a psych test on Thursday ( we will be going to see the Calgary temple in the afternoon on Thursday!). Everyone pray that if it is the Lord's will for us to get on with the police we will!! Our little family would love to have a career and to start setting financial goals. We love our Andrew Pandrew!! Here's hoping he will have a good nights rest tonight and do well tomorrow!

Also, Scarlette is losing her hair and it is sad...that is all.