Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Onesies and Vaccines Don't Mix

I took Second Daughter in for her nine month well-child visit today. She weighed in at a solid 20 pounds 12 ounces. I can't remember her height but both height and weight were in the 80-85th percentiles. The doctor, not our usual one, guessed that Second Daughter isn't pulling herself up yet because she's so heavy. Personally, I think it's because she hasn't tried to pull herself up and cruise, but I'm not complaining too much. She's also not crawling. I'll be glad to see her crawl because it's always nice to check off those developmental milestones, but I'm also glad she's not crawling because a crawling baby always takes parenting to the next level.

I didn't expect any shots today, but we were behind on one of them so she had just one. After the appointment we went to the park to meet up with some friends and then visited a local museum. I noticed Second Daughter chewing something as she watched a puppet show produced by and starring her big brother and sister and thought to myself, "What in the world can that be? She's been in the stroller for at least ten minutes..."

Any guesses? I'll give you a few seconds.

Her Band-Aid.

Ugh. She cried when I dug it out of our mouth, too.


  1. Ugh! I think we've a baby or two chewing Band-Aids, too. It is always gross...

    I had one that never crawled, and it was actually quite nice. It just felt like a longer babyhood and lower-key parenting for a long time. My one that crawled too early (4 months!) about drove me batty. It is so hard to parent when a mobile child is too young to understand "no."

  2. EE chewed many a band-aid too, lol. She'll crawl when she's good and ready :)

  3. Brandy & Janelle, I'm so glad to hear we're not the first to have a Band-Aid chewing baby. At least it was her own.

    I am enjoying having a non-mobile baby. The sitting but not crawling is my favorite baby age.

    I love the crawling and toddling, too, because they're so adorable. But they're a lot more work.


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