Pig kickin’

Our dear daughter loves to kick those tiny little legs!

We thought her obsessive kicking may cause a problem after her first round of shots this past Tuesday at her 2 month appointment. Put more bluntly by our NP:  “Most 2 month olds are blobs so they aren’t bothered by the pain in their legs from the shots…Miss Active here may have a different reaction.”  Glad to know I don’t have a ‘blob’.  LOL

Three shots in the legs didn’t slow this kid down though! After some good napping she was up for some serious pig kickin’. Her play mat came with this pig that has a bell in it…we set it near her feet and she just goes to town.  The video is my first attempt at using a video camera.  In addition to kicking, it also features cooing, smiles, and general cuteness (and of course my voice which sounds weird to me)

The rest of her appointment was pretty straight forward.  We have a long (22 inches; 41%), skinny (9lbs 11oz; 24%) baby with a smaller than average head (38 cm; 35%)…or at least that is what the percentiles tell us.

Royce thinks they should give these sort of statistics to adults when they go to the doctor.  I can see it now…’Well Mrs X you are fatter than 98% of women your age and your height’.  I mean we are so proud of our children’s statistics why does the fun have to stop at a certain age?   Maybe if we brought back some statistics some adults would take a moment to see how large they are truly getting year after year.


  1. Very cute! I always think my voice sounds weird on the video too. Gotta love active babies! Jake was a big kicker too — his favorite was his crib piano, though. I could stick him in his crib, and he’d just kick that piano and talk and coo. And watch out, she’ll probably be even more of a little chatterbox as she gets older. Jake just blabs and blabs all the time. I’m actually a little apprehensive for when he starts talking because I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to get him to stop!

    Glad to hear that she handled the shots okay!

  2. That was always my use for it too! With a 2 month old, it was SOOO hard to get even 20 minutes to shower — the attention span is so short!! Thankfully, that part gets better.

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