First Doctor's visit sticker
Weight: (3/19 birth) 8.6lbs (4/9 3 weeks) 9lbs (5/22 2 months) 12.4lbs
Height: (3/19 birth) 21.5in (4/9 3 weeks) 22in. (5/22 2 months) 23in.
She is in the 80th percentile for weight and 75% for height. It was very reassuring to see her weight and know that she is growing. I had been concerned she wasn't getting enough to eat since she doesn't eat long and she spits up a lot but the doctor said she looks perfect. When i mentioned my concerns about the spit up he said to have her sit at a 30 degree angle for 30 minutes after her feeding. I told him she seemed to spit up more if she was sitting up verses laying down. He asked if she was a loud eater and I said yes. He mentioned that she could be eating fast and getting lots of air bubbles causing the spit up. He suggested to give her the Mylicon (gas drops) to her while feeding and after a few days see if it has helped. I tried it at her first feeding when we got back from the appointment and also had her sit in her bouncer and she barely spit up anything and didn't have near as much gas as she has been. Hoping this will continue to help.
Poor baby also got all of her shots today. She had a total of 3 and then one was a liquid by mouth. The shots were Hep B, Pneumococcal, and the last shot was 5 in one; Polio, Diptheria, tetanus, Pertussis, and Hib. I was stressing about the shots so I made Kevin come with me. She was amazing. They give the shots in her thighs (more muscle) and had me lay her down on the table. The nurse gave her the first shot and poor Lillian started crying so hard. I have never seen her cry that hard. The nurse quickly gave her the other two shots while i tried to soothe her then gave her the liquid. As soon as Lillian had the liquid in her mouth her eyes dried up. She has not cried once since that last shot. I was so proud of her. We went by Walgreens to get her some infant Tylenol. Doctor said to give it to her every four hours for soreness but not too worry about big reactions. He said that babies don't get high fevers as often anymore after shots like they use to.
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Daddy soothing Lillian after her shots. Best Daddy in the world!
Doesn't he look so handsome holding that sweet girl.
The doctor gave us some more helpful advise. He said once she starts to be mobile she may fall and bust her mouth. If there is a lot of blood don't freak out, first check and see if the frenulum, this is that little piece of skin on the gums between the two front teeth. If that's where the bleeding is coming from just apply pressure and she will be fine. That is why I love this doctor. He helps first time moms be prepared for the random things that might happen to our babies.