Wednesday, June 4, 2008

1st visit to the doctor

Eli had his first visit to the doctor this morning, and he received a good report! He is 22 lbs 9 ozs, and he has gained 2.5 lbs in the 6 weeks we have been home! He is 30" long. On the growth chart, he's around the 50th percentile. The doctor felt everything looked good, and I'm so relieved! He had a TB test today, and we'll know the results on Friday, but his arm looks fine so far.

He also had 4 shots today - Hib, PPV, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), and Chickenpox. It was so hard to watch. When he started crying, I almost started crying! He did very well though, and recovered quickly. Then we had to go to the hospital to have blood drawn. He didn't cry until they stuck his finger, and then again, I wanted to cry too, but again, he recovered quickly. I was so glad my mom was there with me!

After we got home, he had lunch and I put him down for a nap. After he woke up, he felt a little feverish and was very fussy. I gave him some infant motrin, and he perked up pretty quickly. He played for the rest of the afternoon and was completely adorable!

5 comments:

Shane & Marie said...

Poor little guy. Those shots and bloodwork are no fun. I want to cry everytime also.

Troy and Rachel said...

Shots and bloodwork stink!! Our little guy gets 3 tomorrow. I'm glad the Motrin worked and he felt better. Sounds like he is a happy, growing boy!

Joy said...

I hate shots. I am glad he is feeling better now.
Joy

Debbie B said...

Glad his shots and appointment went well.
We have our first shots with Isabel on Monday. I'm not looking forward to it.

Teresa & Kevin said...

Hi Ana,
That must be hard watching him get those shots! I am so glad Eli is feeling better and doing well. Take care...Teresa