75th Percentile -- Just Like Her Daddy

2005-01-21 One-minute read

Alice had her 4-month vacinations this afternoon. She now weighs 14lbs 15ozs and is 25 inches tall. This puts her at the 75th percentile for weight and height. See what we mean about her being the big Murray? The needles went better than expected. She received two in the right thigh and then one in the left. She didn’t even react to the first needle, but she sure did to the second one. The nurse gave us a minute to comfort Alice before the third needle. It probably didn’t really help Alice, but it did help her parents. It’s so hard to see her upset like that. Heartbreaking, those little cries. Luckily, Alice settled back down again within a minute or two. Once we went out into the hallway, she seemed to be herself again. You have to wait at least 15 minutes before you leave, in case there is an allergic reaction. By the time we left, Alice was smiling at everyone and laughing. So far, she’s had a pretty good evening. She’s had much worse days, even without needles. We’ll have to wait and see how she sleeps tonight.