Today was Rachel’s first birthday. It started kind of rough. She had a doctor’s appointment today. Here are her vital statistics:
height: 30½ inches – 90th percentile
weight: 23 lbs. 4 oz. – 75th percentile
Rachel has a pretty stuffy nose, and the doctor thinks that it is allergies, but other than that she is as healthy as a horse. A very healthy horse.
She had three shots at her appointment today. They were pretty rough. She cried, but I gave her a bottle, and when she finished that I gave her a lollipop. After that she didn’t cry.
Tonight we had a birthday party with the family. We went to Jeff’s parents house and had pizza, cake and ice cream. Rachel opened all of her presents.
She got a Louisville sweatshirt from Uncle Paul and Aunt Andrea. She got two dresses and a jacket from Grandma and Grandpa and a see and say toy. She got a telephone from great-grandma and great-grandpa. She got a monkey from Uncle Brian and Aunt Amber. She got a rocking horse from Grandma and Grandpa, and she got a desk from Mommy and Daddy.
Last night we went to Lexington to celebrate Waveney’s birthday which was yesterday. We also celebrated Rachel’s birthday with Aunt Tricia and Uncle Jarrod (but Uncle Jarrod was sick so we didn’t see much of him). Aunt Tricia and Uncle Jarrod gave Rachel two pairs of pajamas and a book about the real story of the big bad wolf and the three pigs. (It turns out that it was all just a misunderstanding.)