Alora had her 12 month check up today and everything went great! She is now in the 50th percentile for weight and the 90th percentile for height. This is all from the little 4 pound 10 ounce baby! Her doctor said she is looking great. The only rough part were the three shots but I had done my homework - I read today that if you blow on a baby's face just before the shot, it will distract them a little and they won't be bothered as much. The nurse had never heard of that trick but we both decided to give it a try. And you know what? It worked! She still did her share of crying, but there was no screaming and she was back to smiling again (even at the nurse who gave her the shots) within a few minutes. We came home, ate a yummy dinner of scrambled egg and yogurt and spent the rest of the evening playing in our kitchen and jumping on the bed. It was a good night after all.