Avery had her first doctor's appointment today. She did well. She didn't gain any weight, but she didn't lose any either (still 6lbs 10 oz).
The doctor told us that she looked great. He said that her "Angel's kiss" (pink mark above her eye) will continue to fade. He also pointed out her "Stork bite" (it's a red mark...kind of looks like a rash...on the back of her neck) and said that too will fade with time. We weren't worried...we didn't even know it existed (it's covered by her hair!)
I think Meg and I were more phased by the appointment than her. She had a wet diaper and they suggested we change her on the community changing table. They had the paper roll to cover the table, but all we could think of was GERMS! Then, there was a little girl who walked way too close and coughed (yuck!) Needless to say, when we got home we took off all of our clothes (and Avery's) and washed all of our hands.
Aside from the germs, the worst part was that the office was absolutely freezing. Thankfully, our friend Tara Lyn (shout out!), told us to bring a bathrobe to wrap Avery in. It made her look like Rocky, but it worked like a charm!
Avery goes back to the doctor's in 3 weeks for her first round of shots (ugh!). In the meantime, the doctor wants us to start "cross-training" Avery. That was his creative way of telling us to incorporate "tummy time." He suggested putting something black and white next to her (so she could have something to look at)
We took off one of the balls from her mamaroo and we had our first successful "cross-training" session!