Other new parents have described the horror of hearing their babies cry after getting shots as pretty traumatic. I was prepared for unthinkable screaming and unreachable, unconsolable misery. One friend, however, concluded that it was good that she finally knew what it sounded like when her baby was crying out of real pain- so that she could worry less when she heard her normal cries.
Unfortunately, when she got her shots today and started crying, I didn´t think it was bad at all. She cries like that all the time, often for no reason. In fact, she cried more when they measured her length when we first got there. So, I assumed that this meant that she was fine and, since she quickly stopped crying and fell asleep, I thought it would be a great chance to go shopping!
I popped over to walmart and had barely started shopping when she started crying. And crying. And crying. I wrapped her, shushed her, swung her, all to no avail. And by the time I got to check out, she was SCREAMING and everyone around was staring at me like I was the worst parent in the world for making my child cry like that. She would not be consoled until she finally fell asleep when we got back home. Then she slept for a while, woke up screaming, screamed until she fell asleep and that´s where we´re at now. I guess that she is affected more by the long-term pain than the sudden pain at the moment of the shots. She is sleeping a lot more than usual and in between sleep she is crying.
Her weight is 11lbs 5 oz and her length is 23 in. She is just right' slightly above average in weight and height. Yay!
In other news, I made fried chicken for the first time. Behold my masterpiece:
Okay, maybe it was a little burned but I don´t have a thermometer and wanted to make sure it was cooked all the way through!
Can I have my honorary southerner card now?