We brought Ashley down to the pediatrician across the road today, her 2nd out of 5 scheduled visits (or was it 4?). During each visit, the doctor will check her weight, measure her length (when she can stand, it’ll be called height!) and finally give her that all important jab. Immunization is very important in order to protect her against serious diseases like hepatitis B and polio; and in fact, you hardly see outbreaks of polio anymore thanks to many decades of immunization programmes being carried out.
Is it my turn yet?
Thank goodness we were there in the morning as there weren’t many babies in front of the queue. Ashley can get a little grumpy if we leave her at one place for too long! After less than 20 minutes, it was Ashley’s turn to have her measurements taken.
Ashley on the weighing machine. She’s getting too long for it!
Measuring her length…
Her latest stats? Weight = 7.55kg and Height = 65cm.
Whoppee! I’ve nearly doubled in weight!
Babies are very easy to distract. In the doctor’s room, right before receiving her jab, we distracted here with rattle toys and she didn’t even see the needle coming! In fact, she didn’t even realize she was pricked on the thigh until a few seconds later. After which, she cried for about a minute before looking at the rattle toys again. Haha…
Teary eyed from crying.
The jab must have been very potent this time round as Ashley developed a mild fever for two days. However, that didn’t stop her from going to church service the next day and enjoying Pastor Lawrence’s sermon. We had to sit outside at the main entrance as the family group was away for their own church camp and there was nobody manning the baby room. Also, we didn’t dare to go into the main auditorium in case she cried and disturbed the service.
Eyes glued to the TV screen where none other than Ps Lawrence was speaking.
Despite her temperature, she would go “haaa, haaa” and flap her arms everytime Pastor Lawrence made exaggerated gestures or emphasized a point by speaking loudly. She probably understood the sermon and was trying to say Amen, I guess! 😛