Thursday, October 23, 2008

Doctor's appointment

Remember when the doctor's appointments were all mine? Seems like an eternity ago now...I would swear I was never pregnant if it wasn't for Jacob's presence (although, the stork theory is still out there...but no...I remember the pain) and my belly that doesn't look like it used to. Anyway, today was Jacob's doctor's appointment--his four month well visit. Everything went well. He's up to 14 lbs. 7 oz. and 25 inches long...right at the 50th percentile for both. His head circumference wasn't exactly high on the charts, but I'm going to chalk that up to genetics since he's reaching his developmental milestones ok. The doctor didn't seem concerned, anyway. I had a long list of questions for the doctor, and we came home with two prescriptions and one other recommendation. He's going to stay on the Zantac for a bit longer, he's going to go on a Vitamin D supplement (standard for breastfed babies), and we need to get some cream for a dry patch on his face...poor kid got fair skin from both sides! She didn't seem concerned about his rolling over in bed--that if he's strong enough to do it, you can't stop him and he should be ok to sleep that way. Still scares the crap out of me. No idea why he likes it so much all of a sudden, though. Too many naps on daddy's chest, maybe? He had to get more immunizations today as well, which he of course screamed through. Poor thing. Probably didn't help he was hungry at the time so he was already fussy. He slept through the night but woke up at 6:15 this morning, which put his every-three-hour feeding right smack in the middle of his appointment. I knew it would happen. He survived, though, and fell asleep on the way to day care. I'm sure he was voraciously hungry by the time he woke up, though. I haven't gotten the full report yet because the boys are sleeping in the living room. Speaking of daycare, he'll be moving up to the next room early next month! Hard to believe he's the big boy in the little infant room now and an influx of new babies is pushing him up! Just when he was getting in good with that little Chloe ;-) Back to the older women, I guess! I'm hoping he'll still get to see some of his current caregivers, because they seem nice...especially the one that's there with him in the evening...though she'll be off on maternity leave soon enough herself.

Anyway, time to go make dinner. Just wanted to pass along the update!

No comments: