One Fish, Two Fish

Brave Boy June 26, 2008

Filed under: Doctor-rama,Firsts,Month Two,Sam — leighnut @ 7:12 pm

Sam did so well with his shots this morning. He ended up only needing two injections, because we will be home from our summer travels in time for the next round at three months. (With the alternate vaccine schedule, Sam will get shots once a month instead of many at certain well-baby visits.) With the first shot, he turned bright red and threatened to cry and with the second he wailed for a short time. He was sucking on my finger during them, which did seem to help, because he calmed down right away. He whimpered a little for a few minutes afterward, I fed him a little, and then he promptly went to sleep for three hours. He now, six hours later, has a very low-grade temp, so he got his first dose of infant Tylenol. He loved it. Now he’s having another little nap after being up and happy for while. I think we got very lucky with this little mellow man.

More importantly, Dr. Lane, his pediatrician, thinks he is doing marvelously! Her word for him? Wunderbar! She’s a funny lady. He was 12 pounds, 5 ounces and 22.5 inches long. So he has, uh, grown. Explains why he has graduated to size 2 diapers (they’re a little big, but the size 1’s don’t fit anymore!) and suddenly doesn’t fit any of his newborn clothes anymore! He’s huge. She will see him again for another well-baby check at four months.

So that’s the story. He’s big, he’s brave, he’s vaccinated. 🙂


2 Responses to “Brave Boy”

  1. abigail Says:

    I feel Sam’s pain! I have to start the Hepatitis B sequence and get a Meningitis vaccine before school starts… plus a blood titer test to prove my MMR, a TB test, and records of my last tetanus booster from the ER in upstate NY where I got it (in 2005).
    (Seriously? Meningitis and TB??)

  2. leighnut Says:

    Definitely!! Meningitis is HUGE on college campuses and with many international students, TB could be an issue. Sorry about all the pokes, but the antibiotics for TB are horrible and last forever — totally worth it.

    I hate titers. I see why they’re important, but doesn’t my vaccine record speak for itself? Seriously.

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