Wednesday, February 28, 2007

2 month checkup

things started out okay. tristan had been sleeping, so i had to wake him up to undress him, but he was good with the nurse and gave big smiles and tried to grab the measuring tape that she was using. he now weighs 12 lbs 8 oz, which is nearly 4 lbs bigger than last month!! i was happy, but not surprised, as he wants to eat nearly every hour..and not just snacking, either. he's right around the 50th percentile in height and 75th in weight. then we had to wait for the doctor, and tristan, being used to eating right after he wakes up, started giving me his hungry cry. i tried EVERYTHING to keep him quiet, but by the time the doctor came in the room, we literally had to yell to hear each other over tristan's wails. finally the doctor suggested i feed him. it's funny how eventually when you've been breastfeeding for awhile, your modesty slowly begins to crumble. so tristan ate and the doctor and i talked about his immunizations, then he left the room and the nurse came in to administer the shots while i held him. it broke my heart to see him so surprised at the pain, looking up at me as if to say, "mommy why are you letting her do this to me?" he got 3 shots and goes back for 3 more in 2 months. the nurse recommended me feeding him again to calm him down, so i did. as soon as he was done feeding, he spit up what looked like the entire contents of his tummy ALL over my shirt, my lap, and his outfit. then he started crying again. so i made his next appointment dripping wet with a screaming child. thankfully he wore himself out about 5 mintues down the road and fell asleep. poor little guy.

my mom told me that when she took us in as babies to get immunized, she always got the giggles when we started crying. something about how we were happy and cooing one minute, and then the next we were screaming...i was worried that i'd start laughing, but i didn't. no, my mother was not at all cruel. she just has an interesting sense of humor :)

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

Happy 2 month check up!

Anonymous said...

another adventure in motherhood. Thankfully you were close to home. Nothing like the smell of sour milk!

~S

Danielle said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog and saying "hi". I am just now starting to feel more "normal". I live where it is cold and snowy, which I hate, so I'm thinking that perpetuated the baby blues. Your little guy is soooo sweet! Your post reminds me to call the dr. office to find out when my appointment for Eowyn is, because I think it is tomorrow and don't want to miss it!

Rose said...

There's nothing like those first shots, they just break your heart.
Unfortunately they don't get much easier, there's just something so unnatural about letting someone make them cry! :(

Nicci said...

I absolutely hate taking my kids to get their shots done. I get sick to my stomach even thinking about it. I now make Jim take Ashlee in because it breaks my heart and unfortunately it doesn't get any easier.

Anonymous said...

I had a giggle moment the other day. When buying our new van I accidentally shut the sliding door on Ellie's fingers. She's wailing and while daddy consules her, between sobs she goes "Mommy, why would you do that?" Sometimes laughter is how we supress the tears.