Thursday, December 17, 2009

Recycled Fun

Tonight Chase got to play with one of LO's favorite toys from when she was a baby. It's a Fisher-Price Rainforest playtime Gym complete with lights and sounds! He really seemed to enjoy this experience -- and his sister did, too! I think she was wanting to show him how to play with it. :) The fun times ended when LO decided to play with her little basketball instead and bounced it right smack onto her little brother's head. He was definitely not a fan of being hit in the head, but he did spend a good 10 minutes scoping out his new toy! It was so cute to watch him being so alert and even cooing a bit! Much more fun than watching him sleep!

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Pediatrician Appointment Update

So yesterday I took Chase to his first appointment with his pediatrician. He did great! I was very impressed with how well he handled the visit, although he didn't get any shots so I'm sure that had something to do with it! Our PC (pediatric cardiologist) told us not to give him any vaccinations until after he's 2 months old, so we got to hold off on that yesterday.

They took all of his stats and I was very surprised with his weight! We had taken him in last Tuesday to been seen for his bottom issues (rash, etc.), and when they weighed him he was 8 lbs. 13 ounces. At his appointment yesterday, he was up to 9 lbs. 8.8 ounces! That was fantastic for just being a week apart! He still is only in the 15th percentile for weight, but I expect this to improve nicely over time. As for height, he was 22.5 inches long and in the 48th percentile. Woot!

Overall he had a great visit and is doing great. We decided to continue giving him straight (thickened) breastmilk and not fortify it with NeoSure, and we will start giving him some multivitamin drops (Polyvisol with Iron). Next week I'll need to take him in for a quick visit to get four vaccines, 3 of which are shots and 1 that is oral. I'm pretty sure he won't enjoy that appointment... ;)

So tomorrow it's off to Dr. Horne for a cardiology appointment. I'll post an update on that one as well.

Sorry this post wasn't overly exciting... Would it make up for it if I post a cute pic of Chase? Well then, here ya go!