October 31st, 2010 by

Two Month Well Visit

Little bird had her two month well visit today, and she was not a happy camper. First, she was sleeping when we got there, so she wasn’t happy when I had to strip her from her comfy clothes to get weighed and measured.

Head circumference= 16 inches (89th percentile)
Weight= 11.14 lbs. (63rd percentile)
Length= N/A (couldn’t get an accurate measurement since she is in her pavlik harness)

The doctor spent a lot of time talking to me about how things were going and the vaccination schedule (which I was trying to express my concern and my decision to delay), however my undressed daughter started getting fussy and began to cry and cry. Nothing seemed to soothe her, and now she needed to get her vaccines. Oh boy, was she upset even more.

The “Well” visit didn’t go as I would have liked it. I only wanted little bird to receive two shots, but she ended up getting three. The doctor wanted to give her five, so I guess we compromised, but at the end of the day I felt defeated because it’s my child and my choice and the doctor should respect or at least follow the schedule I feel comfortable with. Am I wrong for thinking this way?

Little bird is sleeping right now, but she is miserable when she is awake. I think the area where she got her shots is sore, poor little bird :(

P.S. Little bird has a big head like her father!

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