The Many Adventures of Keira!

This is our page to document our family's adoption journey- starting from when we first started planning for our little one, to when we brought her home. We're also going to keep this updated with all of the things that Keira has been up to since she's been home with us here in the U.S!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Cutest Pincushion

Today Keira paid a visit to the doctor to be a cute little pincushion. She ended up with a shot on her right arm, a TB test, 2 shots on her left arm as well as having 5 vials of blood drawn. My poor baby! We first went to the Carlsbad office where she got her shots and boy was my poor baby screaming. Who can blame her! We headed to the lab to get her bloodwork done and they were so shorthanded that it would take about an hour or more for them to get her in. I decided to take her over to San Marcos instead. She was so happy and cheery--that is until we went into the back and she saw the tray that the lady brought out with the needles. She recognized the whole scene and started crying again. This one was REALLY bad because they were having some trouble getting blood from her so she had to lay there with a needle in her arm for a LONG time! I felt so horrible hearing her scream. After they finished, she got a Jojo's Circus sticker on her arm which she "OOOHed and AAHed" over. She was back to her happy, smiling self again. The doctor said that she appeared very very healthy. She is 31 1/2 inches in length and weights 19 lbs 11 oz. She's gained about a pound since coming home with us on the 8th so she's doing great! When we got home later after dinner, I gave her a bath and Dan and I worked on removing all of the bandages from the poking. We took her Jojo sticker off and MAN! Her skin is so sensitive that it's as red as a tomato where the sticker was. We have a post-adoption update meeting with our Homestudy agency on Friday. I hope that it clears up before then because it really looks terrible!!! The last thing we need is for anyone to see that and get the wrong impression! YIKES...Here are pictures of her with her Jojo sticker on.


Rod said...

Needles are scary! Whenever Chloe gets updated on her immunizations, it throws her routine way out of wack. She'll wake up 6 times during the night when she usually will sleep right through. I feel ya girl!!!

Tukwut said...

Oh, poor Keira.

You guys are going to rock that study today.