I totally forgot about it, until someone left me this comment on Olivia's 15 Month Update:
Tell me, so I can live vicariously through you: have you gotten the ok to turn Olivia to forward facing now that she's met that magical threshold? Is it amazing? We have another three months to go probably before we can spin E around (she gains a pound every 3 months, roughly). I cannot wait.And then I remembered how I died at the Pediatrician's Office during Olivia's appointment. Here is a possibly exaggerated recount of the situation:
Pediatrician: Have you turned her carseat forward yet?
Me: No, am afwaid for mah itty bitty baybee. Hold me?
Pediatrician: Good! Keep her rear facing, as long as possible.
Me: I plan to, I have seen some really scary articles and videos about forward facing too soon. Hold me?
Pediatrician: Videos? I'll have to look for those. I found your blog, by the way.
Pediatrician: Yes, I really did.
Me: * dies * I'm not sure why I find that to be embarrassing!
Pediatrician: A patient came to see us and said she found us through your blog, so I checked it out. I really enjoyed reading it!
Me: Hold me?
Pediatrician: No. Stop asking.
So, yeah. That happened. I know that this blog is public (very public) and I'm pretty sure that everyone I know, knows about it. I don't post anything that I wouldn't want someone to know. But sometimes? When someone tells me they read my blog? I get a wave of uh-oh-what-have-I-done panic. Like, OMG the pediatrician knows all about my vagina behind my back and that would be creepy except that I want people to read my blog and it is on the Internet so that's not really behind my back and also perhaps I should stop writing about my vagina if I don't want people to read it, the end.
(Don't worry, you all know that I have to tell vagina stories. It makes me feel pretty and popular.)
So anyway, I forgot that I wanted to post the rear facing video on my blog until yesterday. For the pediatrician, who most certainly has no interest in holding me but I don't hold that against her.
So. Olivia is rear-facing, and will be until she reaches the rear-facing limit of her seat. I was excited for her to finally reach 20 pounds, but it wasn't because I could turn her seat - it was because she would fit in the 12-18 month Baby Gap sizes. Because I'm deep and sensible like that.
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