Thursday, March 19, 2009

Shots

Poor baby girl. She's sound asleep right now. We just got back from her 2 month (really 2 and a half) doctor appointment.

She did great. She was smiling with the nurse and had all of her measurements taken. She's in the 75th percentile all around: 11 pounds, 9 ounces (with her cloth diaper and little t-shirt both on); 23 inches long, and 40cm head circumference.

Then the doctor came in and was very impressed with her stats. Tova is obviously eating well and growing a lot. Dr. Cornett said that whatever we're doing, it's working, and he wanted some of it to rub off on him and his wife. They have a new baby, who's just a bit older than Tova. He was shocked that Tova usually sleeps through the night now, going 7-10 hours between feedings. His baby still wakes up for at least one feeding at night. He noticed Tova is getting enough food because she still eats about every three hours during the day. Dr. Cornett also did the, "you get told you look a lot younger than you are all the time, don't you." Of course we nodded "yes". It was silly.

Then he talked about the shots and infant Tylenol and left. The nurse came back in with her tray. First, it was the oral medication. Tova didn't like it at all. She made a nasty face and was breathing out of her nose so she wouldn't have to swallow. She was already getting fussy. Then came the three shots. One in one leg and two in the other. When the first one went in, her eyes bugged out, which was immediately followed by them shutting tightly closed and her wailing. The nurse was done in a flash and Kallie got to pick Tova up and hold our distressed little baby.

[Tova just woke up - she's all smiles! Fantastic!]

She settled down to little whimper cries pretty quickly. The nurses were all saying they've never seen a baby react that way - as if she was in shock (I assume opposed to wailing for the whole time). Tova cuddled up on Kallie's shoulder and fell asleep pretty quickly.

Now she looks rather cheerful. She's such a trooper!
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Love, dk&t

1 comment:

Hank and Annella said...

I love the expression on her face. What a sweet baby girl.

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