Today Scarlett is two months old. That went fast!
Aside from being Grumpy Girl a whole lot of the time, she’s pretty much the most beautiful baby to ever grace the planet, don’t you think?
(I say that with the greatest humility, of course.)
Check out those blue, blue peepers. If she’s anything like her mama and both of her originally blue eyed brothers, though, they’ll turn green within a few years.
Trivia: red is my favorite color. That’s partly why we named her Scarlett. If Finn had been a girl, he would have been named Ruby.
Completely unenhanced: no Photoshop, spray tan, Botox, collagen, or cheek implants.
She had her two-month checkup this morning, and all’s well. She’s gained almost two pounds and two inches since she was born – all on mama’s milk.
Finn also had his four-year checkup today.
He weighs a whopping 29 pounds now – which is small, yes, but actually on par with all my other kids at the same age. I make ’em little.
The one issue I wanted to discuss with our pediatrician was the fact that lately, Finn’s left eye has been turning in noticeably. It’s intermittent, not constant, and it’s not necessarily when he’s tired – it happens at all times throughout the day.
Well, our pediatrician actually insisted that it’s only an illusion caused by the wide nasal bridge associated with Down syndrome! Even when Finn’s eye was totally turning in right there in the exam room, the doc insisted it really wasn’t, it just looked like it was. Seriously, I like our doctor a lot, and we’ve been with him for a long time because I like him so much, but . . . what the FUCK? If it were just an illusion caused by the wide nasal bridge, then why is it only a recent development? And why is it just the one eye? Come on. And, we live with the kid – we see him all the time, and Michael and I have both noticed his eye doing this wonky thing lately. The doctor is going to spend twenty minutes with him and decide we’re just imagining it?
Anyway, he’s going to refer Finn to a pediatric ophthalmologist anyway. Pfft.
Also, he got his neck x-ray yesterday to screen for atlantoaxial instability (AAI). No word yet.
Other than that, everything is good.