Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Two-week checkup

Kaylee had her second appointment with the DOB (Doctor of Babies) this afternoon. She was so excited to be there – she filled two diapers during the 20 minutes we were there. (Though she did manage to not pee on the scale this time.)

She's still doing well – DOB says we haven't broken her yet. And she's managed to add half an inch to her length and brought her weight up to 9 pounds 2 ounces. Guess that's not skim milk she's getting.

The highlight of the trip was Kaylee's blood test. She got a little stick in the heel. It didn't seem to bother her too much at first – but then after the shock wore off she screamed her little head off. I guess nothing ruins your day faster than being suspended in the air, half naked, while you're poked in the sole of your foot until you bleed.

But wait, there's more! I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce Kaylee's belly button. Her cord fell off this afternoon – so things are still a little gross – and we're excited about it for a couple of different reasons.
  • It makes changing her diaper go soooo much faster. No more folding down the front of her diaper while she kicks and squirms.
  • She will one day (when she is much, much older) look normal wearing a bikini.
  • The dogs will finally stop eyeing what looked like a rawhide treat poking out of her pants.
  • She will have proof of her humanity when the evil clones seize control of the Earth. (See the clones won't be of natural birth and therefore wouldn't have had umbilical cords. Hence no belly buttons.)
Hey when it happens – you'll be thankful for your belly button too.

If you have one that is. (They already walk among us.)


Anonymous said...

OMG! The evil clones are originating from the Lee Lodge!

Auwntie Mag said...

Dear God-
Thank you for my belly button. And thank you for keeping Michael Jackson far, far away from Kaylee. I want a pony. Oh, wait...that was for my Santa letter. Sorry.