Another school day for Sam but no nice quiet lazy morning for Mummy and Bea. Today we had to go see Dr Sells for Bea’s four week check up. At four weeks old Sam weighed in at 9lbs 9oz and I was quite curious to find out how Bea and her voracious appetite compares to Sam at that age. I had an inkling that she is a monster and was proven right when the scales declared her to have already overtaken Sam at 9lbs 11oz. Blimey.
Weight – 9lbs 11oz
Height – 20.7 inches
Head Circumference – 14.7 inches
Not a lot else to report from the doctor’s office and we were very quickly in and out with Bea given a clean bill of health. Come back again in five weeks.
With that over and done with and plenty of time to spare before I had to go collect Samuel I decided to take Bea to the EAV playgroup. I was intending to give her some tummy time while we were there but as soon as I placed her belly down on her blanket she settled down for a nice nap.
After struggling on my attempts to take both children out of the house I decided to purchase a new stroller. I found a Joovy Caboose on Craigslist and drove Sam and Bea up to Buckhead to collect it yesterday evening. It’s a sit and stand type stroller with a little platform at the back for the older child to stand on. I also had to then buy an infant carrier car seat so that Bea can ride in the front as otherwise she would have to be older than six months to use it. I got lucky today and managed to find someone in a neighbouring street who was selling one reasonably. Bea and I picked it up on our way to get Sam from school and then after Sam had woken up from his afternoon nap we were able to test drive the new Caboose.
We attempted a walk around Braeburn Circle. Sam really enjoyed riding on the platform at the back until he spied a long stick on the verge and decided to jump off, grab it and use it as a fishing rod. He then wouldn’t go any further and I couldn’t budge him. He was too engrossed merrily fishing for smaller twigs, then throwing them back onto the tarmac. It was so funny watching Sam excitedly fish but we were stuck fishing at the side of the road until Daddy happened to drive past on his way home. Bill ended up bundling Sam into his car (with his fishing rod) and taking him home. Only then could I continue my nice stroll with Miss Bea. Still, I think I give the stroller a big thumbs up and I hope it will come into its own on trips to the zoo and such like.