Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Not So Wordless Wednesday

Today was Hulk's 2 month checkup. This is the first one that Aaron didn't come with me, and of course the one where he got shots. I understand that there are people that had a bunch of different theories on getting immunized - my opinion is that there are some scary diseases out there, and the shots are important. I plan on following the schedule as recommended by my doc.

This was also the first time that I met my actual doctor - and she is great. I caught her up on the stuff we went through for breastfeeding, and she was very supportive. She asked how he was eating (about 6 ozs ever 3 - 4 hours) and sleeping (5 - 7 hours a night in a row) and she said it was all looking great! He weighed in at 14 lbs, 10 oz (90th percentile for weight) and 24 3/4 inches long (89th percentile for height). She said he was big - but doing great for his own curve. He's pretty much been in the 90th percentile since he was born.

I tried to time things so he would need a bottle for the shots, hoping that would help keep him calm... and it looked like maybe it would work. Until he actually got he first shot. He little face screwed up into a bright red ball of fury! He was PISSED. It took me about 10 minutes to calm him down... and he's been sleeping ever since.

Aaron's mom is in town, and is going to watch him for us while we go out for a few hours tonight. She is super excited about it, and I can only hope that he isn't super cranky thanks to the shots. The weather here is beautiful, so I'm planning taking a walk with Hulk this afternoon too.


Beautiful Mess said...

Awww poor little guy. I'm glad your doctor is supportive. Gooo Hulk! Have so much fun tonight.

Jen said...

He's almost as big as my 4 month old! He really is living up to his name isn't he :)

emily said...

Yay Hulk! What a big guy! natalie has always been in the 90s or above for her height, but not so much her weight. She's a tall and skinny little thing! As for the shots, Eric never, ever took her for shots when she was a baby. Come to think of it, he never took her period. But unfortunatley for me I will never forget her face during them!! And her little terrified eyes looked right at me every time. Wah!! She just got 4 booster shots in Jan, and looking back it was a lot easier to restrain her when she was little!!

La La said...

Getting the shots is rough. My girls do the exact same thing...its easy enough to distract them from the needle, but once that medicine goes in (it BURNS!) they are peeeeeved.

Make sure you keep some Tylenol around, sometimes their little legs are sore for a few days after.

Jen said...

Poor baby. Shots are no fun.