aerdran: (Madison)
Today was Madison's two month checkup at the doctor, meaning she got measured, weighed, and given shots. She handled the appointment well, going through all the measuring and stuff without a problem. The doctor, after looking at the results of it all, stated that she's at a point typical of a four month old.

At four months old, a baby is usually double his/her birth weight. Madison weighed in at exactly 14 pounds, which is one pound short of double her birth weight. She's at 24 1/2 inches long, which is also about that. The doctor said she's off the chart all the way, but she's consistent in her off the chartedness. So yeah, she's growing like a little weed. Or well, a not so little weed. There's no question she's getting enough to eat! Oh, and the doctor reiterated what she said last time. Madison is perfect. Well, I knew that! She's my kid, after all. ::grins::

The worst part was when she got her shots. Of course, that's always traumatic, regardless of how many times you watch your baby get vaccinated. Poor little thing got two shots in each leg and screamed rather loudly as it happened. Believe me, it makes you want to cry when you watch your baby go through it, no matter how important getting shots is. She did stop crying fairly quickly, however. When I got home, she laid on the bed and giggled and cooed for awhile until she fell asleep.

Of course, now the poor baby is having pains on and off. She's sleeping in my lap now, but every once in awhile will whimper. When I brought her out here, she was screaming. This was the first of my three who's acted like she's felt the pain of the shots this much after coming home. Hopefully that will stop soon. I gave her some Tylenol and hopefully that will help. It's so hard to deal with!

So that was my exciting day. I figured I should get on and give the update about her appointment and all. Next appointment is at four months. We'll see where she weighs in at then!
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Today was Madison's first appointment with the doctor, and it went very well. In fact, the doctor's diagnosis was that she's perfect, which I obviously knew, but it's good to have a professional to confirm these things. Everything is going well, and Madison now stands at 8 lbs. 4 oz. Now, keep in mind that she's ten days old. They usually lose weight the first little while, and are expected to be at their birth weight at two weeks. Madison was, if you recall, 7 lbs. 8 oz. at birth. I said she was a little piggy!

So yes. Everything came out fine, and the doctor was amazed with how easygoing, amiable, and alert my little piggy is. It's also kind of funny how a baby can change the whole atmosphere of a place. We took her in there and suddenly everything is all light and happy. The nurse made the comment that we made their whole day by bringing in a baby. The doctor did the same as we were leaving. It's kind of a magical thing, you know what I mean? There's nothing like a baby to make you smile.

The poor thing did have to get her foot poked, though. She had to have her ten day PKU test, which tests for a few things. She wasn't overly impressed with that, though she only cried briefly. Of course, she had a death grip on my finger and then stuck it in her mouth and started sucking on it furiously. Poor thing. And now she's sleeping on me after her ordeal. I think such a thing deserves lots of snuggling, so that's what she'll be getting today. Not that she doesn't get that everyday, of course.

So that's it for now. I need a nap myself, and so will curl up here on my recliner with her and catch some z's. It's very comfortable, after all.

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