October 1, 2010

Well Baby Check-up & Vaccinations

Kate had her 2 month well baby check-up today!  She is only 6 weeks but, we have a big group of friends coming in for a football game next weekend and wanted to make sure she had her vaccinations before being around everyone.  Our Pediatrician was on board with doing then early so we went ahead and had her 2 month well baby 2 weeks early.

Hanging out on the exam table totally clueless as to what was about to happen

Daddy met us at the doctor's office

Our stats are as follows:
Weight: 9 pounds 3 ounces
Length: 21.25 inches
Head Circumference: 15

So, Kate is in about the 18 percentile for both height and weight!  She is meeting the majority of her milestones but it still not socially smiling.  The Pediatrician isn't worried since Kate is responding to us with facial expressions they just aren't smiles.  Hopefully she will start soon!

After getting looked over by the doctor she got her shots (one oral, 3 in the thigh).  It was horrible.  I cried, she cried, and what did Alex do - laughed.  I think he had to laugh as to not think about Kate being in pain. 

I brought jammies with me to put her in after her shots so she would be comfy and so that I wouldn't have to change her once we got home.  She's been either sleeping, fussy, or eating since getting home.  She is also running a low grade fever (rectal temperature is 99.9) but all of that is normal - we are keeping Tylenol in her to help with the fever.

Pending no issues, we won't be back at the doctor until her 4 month well baby visit!

2 comments:

Megan and David said...

Glad it went well!

The first shots are the worst : ( It is hard to see your baby startled by that kind of pain!

I'm excited that a bunch of your friends will get to come meet sweet Kate! I'm jealous!!

M.C. Webber said...

Glad all is going well! I am dreading Em's 2 month well baby with the vaccinations! :(

did you give Kate the Hep B vac.?

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