Blaise has had quite a parade of visitors this week. Grandma Janet and Grandpa Barry were here from Pittsburgh on Monday, "Aunt" Kate and "Uncle" Andrew came over last night, her buddy Auden and his mom Adrienne visited this morning and the evening brought dinner with "Uncle" Chris, "Aunt" Aurora and their son Max (to whom Blaise owes most of her wardrobe). Blaise loves visitors!
The visit to our regular pediatrician yesterday was a bit of an adventure. We don't have a car, but the doctor's office is only a 15 minute walk from our house, so it's usually no big deal. But yesterday morning we were having an impossibly torrential downpour, so an emergency Zipcar rental was in order. (Note to Thor: Enough already. Can we please have one sunny day?) Then we had to wedge the carseat in the back of a MiniCooper and find the windshield defroster. Once we got there, though, it was a good visit. That whole not-having-most-of-her-gut thing aside, Blaise is a very healthy baby. Six month vaccines are done, weight is up (10 lbs, 14.5 oz.) and everything else looks good. I have to say that our regular pediatrician is great: super smart, friendly and fantastic with babies. We had to deal with some post-vaccine crankiness today but it's better than actually dealing with pertussis someday.