Little Sprout had her checkup and immunizations today. Oh, it did not go well at all. She did wonderfully right up until the nurse wanted to measure her head, and then she started to get upset. She continued to get more and more upset as the nurse was doing the physical right up until the needles came out for the immunizations.......and then all hell broke loose.
She wasn't like this the last time she had to get shots. That time she cried for a few minutes and then was fine.
Today......today she screamed for several minutes and then continued to cry until I got her home, when she promptly fell asleep. She slept for about an hour and a half, and when she woke my Dad was right here with me and waiting for her to wake up. She cuddled with her beloved Grandpa and the two of them went on a short walk up to the post office. Now she is sitting quietly with her stinky blanket and just resting.
I feel so bad. She looks totally shell-shocked. Hopefully Tylenol and some of her favorite foods will make her feel a little better. I think she may sleep a lot today, which is fine with me.
On top of it all, the nurse was very concerned that Little Sprout doesn't speak yet. Oh, she says a few things, but the nurse made it seem as if she should be doing much more than she is. After doing some checking into the language milestones, I have decided the nurse is just an alarmist. Little Sprout does not use a lot of words, this is true. She does communicate quite well, though. She is at the top of the development curve for most of her physical skills, and seems to be very smart and inquisitive. I believe she doesn't use words because she is able to make us understand her without them.
Now, if she still isn't talking several months from now I might start worrying. Right now? I think she is doing just fine.