Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Motherhood --- tales from the front


Gavin had his 2 month doctor appointment yesterday -- weighing in at 15 pounds, 10 ounces and measuring 24.3 inches.
He also got his first round of vaccinations. Don held his hands, one nurse held his legs and the other administered the shots. What did I do? I stood back and averted my eyes and cried. It was a striking moment in which I was hit by the fact that I am his mother and there was nothing I could do but listen to him cry in pain. I can only imagine how much harder parenthood is going to get, but also how much more love we're going to feel for him with each passing week.

2 comments:

k8 said...

But the pain and tears didn't last long, did they?

Sounds like you two and parenthood are fitting together just fine. I've heard that it does get better... guess that could depend on who you talk to though...

Shannona said...

Gavin closing in on Ferra, who now weighs 17lbs and I-have-no-idea-how-long! Lucky for you, he doesn't have nearly as much hair or nails like knives. In any case, Gavin seems like he's growing in a strong little man! 2 adults to hold him down at 2 months old? I can't wait to see him on the soccer or football field someday! :)