Posts Tagged ‘well baby check’

Two Month Well Visit

Sunday, October 31st, 2010 by by

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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Quick Update

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 by by

Juggling 4 kids and a household is proving to take up a lot of my time, who would have thunk it?  So while Charlie sleeps on me, I’ll post a quick update – and then it’s off to bed for me!

Charlie is doing really well.  He is such an easy going baby – knock on wood.  He has his cranky moments, but for the most part he sleeps or eats most of the day.  He prefers sleeping on me to sleeping anywhere else, and I’m perfectly okay with that.  I hate putting my babies down in the early months.  It’s especially bad with Charlie because I know we are nearing an end on having kids, so it makes every moment even more precious.  We are definitely having at least 1 more, maybe 2 children but I am starting to feel closer to being content.  At Charlie’s 2 week check up he weighed in at 7 lbs 11 oz! Thats 1 lb 5.5 oz gain from birth!  I think for the first time I’m making cream instead of skim milk – and I credit my placenta capsules to that.

I have had a few moody, hormonal days but for the most part I feel pretty normal.  It may or may not be the placenta capsules, but whatever it is I’m happy – for now.  I was really worried about PPD with this pregnancy because I’ve battled depression for nearly a decade, and this pregnancy (more…)

Well “Diva” Visit

Monday, February 1st, 2010 by by

In honor of Violet’s trip from January 20th 2009 to January 20th 2010 we took her to the pediatrician to have her one year old well baby diva check up! I have become accustomed to the usual drill of it all so I was not really feeling any worry or anxiety leading up to the appointment. I was really relieved when we didn’t have to wait too long because it’s kind of irritating to have to talk to every single person that comes in. I don’t know why we do it but every parent that comes in will say “how old is she” and then I’ll say “one year old” and I’ll say “how old is your son” in response…it’s boring conversation that for some reason I think parents need to have to create a connection but frankly I get bored by it time and time again when I’m sitting in a doctor’s office waiting to be seen. When the doctor called us in for our appointment I did the usual routine and took all of Violet’s clothes off so that she was in her diaper and then we waited for the doctor to come join us.

Violet One Year Appointment 2010-01-25 004

Of course it doesn’t take long (more…)