Friday, April 6, 2007

Two Month Well Baby

Nathanial, Ethan, and Noah had their two month well baby visit today. They are all doing really well. Nathanial weighed 9 lb, 1 oz, and was 21 ½” long. His head was 14 ¾”. Ethan was 9 lb, 2 oz., and was 21 ¼” long, with a head circumference of 14 ¾” also. Noah was 11 pounds exactly and 21 ¾” long, with a head circumference of 15 ¼”. They are all growing very well!Noah is being switched to Prevacid for his reflux…the Zantac isn’t working at all. He is also going to see a pediatrician in Waterloo Monday morning for his breathing. He still breaths rapidly and his chest sucks in when he is breathing. And he still kind of grunts and wheezes. Plus occasionally when we are feeding him, he will stop breathing altogether. It’s easy to fix that part…we stop feeding him and sit him up and wait for him. So we are checking things first with the ped, then if they feel it necessary, they will send him to Iowa City to see a pediatric lung person (forget, but pulmonary something or other). So at least we will know what is going on there. We are not sure what it is on the back of Nathanial’s leg. Dr. Troy doesn’t think that it is a birthmark, so we are just going to keep an eye on it. All three babies had what looked like a rash on their cheeks and shoulders. We found out that it is just baby acne. Aidan had it and I thought only breastfed babies get it, but I guess not. Glad to know it isn’t anything serious, but I didn’t think it was when it showed up on all three of them.All three babies got Prevnar, Pediarix, and hib shots. I refused the rotovirus vaccine for them. I just really don’t feel it’s necessary and have a hard enough time with vaccines that I don’t want a frivolous one given. So, they won’t get that. Noah gave me his first real, large grin this morning!!! I was so excited! Then he had a very long conversation with me this morning also. He was in a really happy mood and was just talking away. So we are finally getting some personality on him. Nathanial and Ethan will coo occasionally, but it seems more like an accident when it comes out. They still grunt to communicate mostly. But it is coming.Last night was another blissful night. Nathanial was up at 3:10 a.m. and then slept until 8:30 a.m. Noah was up at 5:45 a.m. Ethan didn’t get up until 7:00!! Noah has slept all week all night long, Ethan and Nathanial have taken turns being up. One night both were up at the same time, but that was it. So we are getting closer to all sleeping all night long, also! Yay!!I'll update again after Monday's appointment.

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