A Shot In The Dark

Well Lakie’s appointment wasn’t as bad as I thought it might be. She weighs 11 lbs. 8 oz. now (almost doubled her birth weight) and she’s 22 inches long. I think she’s in the 50th percentile with weight and the 25th with her height (think that’s what the nurse said).

 Poor Lakie was just so tired through the whole thing… she went to sleep last night around 2 am and I had to wake her up at 7:30 am, which is before she normally would wake up, so that already made her kind of cranky. Then I gave her a dose of Infant’s Tylenol in the parking lot of the doctor’s office, thinking that it would probably be about 30 minutes before we saw the doctor. Wrong. We saw him an hour and 15 minutes later… the Tylenol had totally kicked in and she was fast asleep in my arms when the doctor came in. I hated to wake her for her shots.

She was scheduled for 5 shots but I thought that was too many at one time so her ped agreed to do 3 today and 2 at her 3 month visit. 3 is still a lot but it’s better than 5. She got DTP, HiB and her third and final HepB shot. Next time she is supposed to get Prevnar and something else (can’t remember what). She screamed bloody murder from the instant the first needle went in until I picked her up. Then changing her and redressing her made her crank up all over again. *frown*

She’s fast asleep now and has woken up twice to nurse since we got home. She’s hot and has a little bit of a fever, which the ped said was normal. It still worries me and I keep checking on her but she seems to be doing just fine. Diaper changes are misery since I have to move both of her sore little legs but as long as she can nurse afterwards she quiets right down.

We go back on October 22 for her 3 month visit and the 2 other shots.

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I'm Heather, a married mama of two teen girls, a stillborn baby girl (7/1/12), and a sweet and wild preschool girl (4/2/14). I've been blogging at The Destiny Manifest since 2001. I like to write about appreciating all of the beautiful little things that surround us, particularly in the face of grief, infant loss and mental health issues. Every day is an adventure!

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