Friday, December 30, 2011

2 month appointment

First off, thank you to everyone who commented and emailed me about yesterdays post.  Your support never ceases to amaze me. 

We had the dreaded 2 month vaccination appointment yesterday and all in all, things went pretty well.

Emily was all smiles and coos at the Dr which I loved to see.  She weighs 13 lbs 1 oz (93rd percenile) is 24.3 inches long (96th percentile) and her head circumference is 39.5cm (80th percentile) I guess I shouldn't have been all that worried about her not getting enough food, right?

The Dr believes her reflux isn't being treated properly with the medicine she is currently on (prevacid) so he is switching her to zantac.  We will start that in a couple of days.  He thinks this is why she has trouble breathing out of her nose and is fussy after feedings. 

He mentioned her crooked neck and told us to start working on it at home with lots of tummy time and manually stretching her neck to the other side.  Apparently a helmet could be needed if this isn't corrected because her head will start to flatten on the side she is always laying on. He said a physical therapist might be a good idea.

Then came the shots....terrible.  She was so happy until that first needle went in- her face went from smiley to shock, anger and pain in about 2 seconds.  She screamed bloody murder until I was able to pick her up and hold her.  She finally calmed down and was so worked up that she just went right to sleep in my arms. 

Poor baby girl.

8 comments:

  1. She is just sooo beautiful! We took Aiden to a chiropractor when he was first born and then again over Christmas and they were able to adjust him. It sounds like she is eating really well and growing!

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  2. Ahhh I want to eat her up! That photo is so sweet!

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  3. Such a cute big girl! Blakely always wants to look, play and sleep with her head turned to the left. I have to make her turn it to the right. After making her sleep with it that way for a week she is turning it much better. Glad she is gaining weight so well! and I hope the Zantac helps with the reflux...

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  4. Hope that Zanctac helps her!! She is a cutey :)

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  5. I is so adorable - I just can't get over her!!! I hope that the Za.ntac calms the reflux down. What an outstanding girl, measuring right at the top of those charts!!! :)

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  6. You've got a big healthy girl on your hands!! I hope the reflux problem is solved after switching meds. And the shots are so awful to bare. Gotta give lots of love and kisses afterwards. :)

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  7. Oh she just keeps getting more and more adorable. I hate the babies' shots. I used to have to hold their legs or give the shots when I worked for a ped. I would tear up every time. I hope the new med helps her!

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  8. She's so big!!! It goes by so fast, doesn't it?

    We had the TB shot at the 1 month appt this past week and it was awful - moreso for me than him. He did one of those silent screams before breaking into the audible part for so long, I didn't know if he'd ever come up for air.

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