Wednesday, 5 September 2007


Welcome to the wonderful world of immunizations. As you may well have guessed Ryan had her first shots today (at least the first ones that Jason and I were present for). It is hard to wrap our brains around the notion that by making her hurt (and cry she did) we are helping her in the long run. I take solice in the fact that I have absolutely no memory of any of my immunizations and hold no ill regard towards my own mummy. Hopefully she will have forgotten by supper time :o)

Ryan is growing in leaps and bounds. At just over 2 months old she is now 24 and 1/4 inches long and weighs in at 12 lbs 6 and 3/4 oz. As the wonderful nurse says, 'she's off the chart!'. There is not a whole lot of her 0-3 month wardrobe that still fits her. I guess its just as well - the fluids that come from babies can stain a little...

Any more first? Ryan has found her voice and loves to use it. The other day she was talkative in a kind of demanding way. I'm sure if I was fluent in baby talk I could translate what she was saying to, 'Jump, jump higher!'. And jump we do!

Any more likes? Ryan now enjoys having her diaper changed (especially by Daddy because he tells such good stories) and likes to play on her exercise mat. She watches all of the little hanging toys and smiles at the spider. She can also strike up quite the conversation with her little toy, Wow Wee and on occasion becomes frustrated when Wow Wee gives her the silent treatment. Her like that I love the most.... Ryan loves to cuddle with Mommy and Daddy! There is nothing more comforting than having her squirm to get closer - perhaps a little reaasurance that we are on the right track :o)

Any dislikes? Ryan is not a big fan of tummy time although I have taken to proping her up on a pillow to give her a little boost. Although I have been trying to get her used to taking a bottle out of a selfish and desperate desire to get my hair done, she knows a frauds when she sees it (or tastes it) and so far is not falling for my half-hearted attempts. At the rate I'm going my next hair cut may be the same time she has her first! She hates having her neck cleaned which is rather surprising to me as he doesn't mind me using a nasal aspirator to clean her nose! All lessons for Mommy, Daddy and Ryan that what is best for Ryan is not always what she likes best or what Mommy and Daddy like to do :o(

Until the next time!