It is 5 AM...yes I just wrote that down. Actually, I have been awake since 4:15 but only just started writing here. Last night we kept little Miss Snicklefritz overnight and she has slept pretty darn well with a whimper about 1 and again about 4:15. Yes, that is when I gave it up. When I wake up in the middle of the night the mind immediately starts whirring and I'm awake anywhere from 5 minutes to HOURS! This week I've had several of those nights. So the little princess is snoozing and her Granny is wide awake this morning but it's my usual time to get up anyway.
Friday I was recruited to go with her and her momma to the pediatrician for her 12 month well check up. She did fantastic and is above in her height right now. It was also a day of SHOTS! That face was soon transformed into crying and pain. Poor baby. She had 5 shots and then a blood test that they do now by government requirement for lead testing. She also got the first of two for the flu shot. I am a HUGE proponent of any kind of vaccinations because I've had a lot of the stuff they vaccinate against and it is not fun. Mumps, measles, chicken pox, with some of the scars to prove it. With the chicken pox I also have the dark cloud hanging over my head for shingles. I know it is painful and her poor little arms looked like a war zone with band aids when we walked out the door but she is just fine today and she has never had a reaction or even swelling from the shots, unlike her momma with swelling and redness. Rio's immunities are fabulous! Like her mother she has only had a little virus once and a sniffle, once.
Oh, and I had my flu vaccination this week too.
DADDY UPDATE: He is doing marvelous and will come home this week!