Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Abbie's 2 month appt

Abbie's appointment went pretty well. We saw a pediatrician that we hadn't seen before, and I liked her better than the other two we've seen, so I'm glad she's Abbie's primary care provider.

Abbie weighed 10lb 14oz, which puts her in the 50th percentile. Her head circumference was just under 40cm, putting her in the 75th percentile for that. Her length however, was 61.5cm (24.5 inches), which puts her ABOVE the 95th percentile. Her weight to length ratio is well under the 5th percentile though, meaning she is an exceedingly long, skinny baby, just like her daddy. I was like that also when I was a baby though, and they had predicted me to be 6 feet tall so given that fact, and how Mark is now, I'm not the least bit surprised that she's the way she is.

The doctor checked her out and said everything looked good. Right after the dr left the room, Abbie pooped and she had blood in her poop again, so I went out and found her dr and had her come look at it. I think it kinda freaked the dr out some because she seemed pretty worried and said "we're going to have to get a culture on this right away" and she took the diaper and left. I could hear her in the hall consulting with another doctor and she was more calm when she came back. She said it was the first time she'd seen blood like that, but the other doctor said that it looked like anal fissures and it wasn't a big deal as long as it didn't get worse. I wasn't too worried about it since I'd seen her poop like that before, but I wanted the doctor to see it since we were there and it was fresh.

I'm doing a delayed vax schedule with her, so this time she got the DTaP and rotavirus vaccines. The DTaP was a shot and the rotavirus was an oral vaccine. I felt bad when she got the shot. She jumped quite a bit when she got poked, and her eyes got huge, and she started to scream. But her cry was pretty short lived. She's pretty lethargic now though. Been sleeping and eating a lot since we've been home. She's laying in my lap right now. I'm going to go take her temp and get her ready for bed and maybe give her a little bit of tylenol. Her leg doesn't seem to be too sore.. yet.

Overall the appointment went better than I'd anticipated. I always wanted a fat little baby, but I'll take my long, skinny one. I think she's perfect.

1 comment:

Liz said...

Her weight will fluctuate like crazy, so you may still get some baby chub in there. Right now Ellie is in a long skinny phase too. I think you will be having the same deal as us.... Ellie is so tall she has to fit into way older clothes but she isn't chubby enough right now to fill them out. Her cloth diapers really help keep her pants on sometimes. ha ha.