Saturday, October 11, 2008

Little 'B' Update

Brigitte had her first official Doctors appointment yesterday morning. They call this the 8 week check up even though she is nearly 11 weeks old. So here is how she weighed in:

  • 12 pounds 9 ounces (75%)
  • 23 1/4 inches long (60%)
  • 38.5 cm head circumference (25%)
So what do all these numbers mean? Apparently we have a fatter than average, shorter than average baby...with a teeny tiny head!!!  Poor Brigitte. Well have to see whos genes win out in this battle. But I have a feeling she is going to be a solid little shorty! Fine by me, I always wanted to be a gymnast, maybe Brigitte can be the next Shawn Johnson. 

She also got 3 shots in her little chubby thighs, which was the saddest thing ever. She looked up at me and immediately cried that awful cry where they dont breathe for about 2 solid minutes. Luckily it was over fast and she calmed down pretty quickly (which doesnt happen often). All day yesterday she ran a fever and was in a needy mood. I pretty much held her all day, which I will never complain about. She is a sweet little snuggly thing now that she sucks her thumb constantly. As long as she can get it in her mouth without scratching up her face too bad, shes a happy camper! 

Her hair is also starting to grow in, and its getting lighter and lighter. Both Gabe and I were blondies as children, so I suspect she will be the same way. Her eyes are also changing color, from blue to grayish/greenish color. I think she got my eyes, which probably means GLASSES! Poor girl. 

I have been seeing more and more of myself in her lately, although nobody else agrees with me. I dont care, its nice to finally feel like shes MY baby, and not Gabes from another marriage! We have really been enjoying Brigitte the past few weeks. She is a CRAZY talker and extremely chatty. Although, no shock there...seeing as we are a little bit to blame for the chatty gene. She is also smily and learning to laugh. I cant wait for her to laugh AT someone insead of just on her own for no reason! Its going to be so adorable. Here are a few pictures in what we call her 'BABUSHKA SWEATER AND HAT'. Old ladies love to squeeze her cheeks when we take her out in this! 


5 comments:

Nichole said...

Oh she is too sweet. I need to cuddly her. Lets make a date for December. Sound good?

Designing Woman said...

Shawn Johnson...classic.

I love the babushka outfit!(don't judge the spelling). You are such a good mom, because you always dress brigitte so cute (stolen quote from Gabe).

Shawn AND Chelsey said...

She is ADORABLE!

jayna said...

I do so love that outfit. It transforms any baby immediately into a Baby Dear!

The Cannons said...

Sooo cute. I love Brigitte!
Mitzi