Thursday, August 10, 2006

busy week

We have been very busy with Doctor Visits this week. We were happy to find out Claire's weight of 5 pounds, 14 ounces during her Pediatrician visit. Also, they measured her and said she is 1 inch longer than her previous vist 2 weeks ago. We are pretty happy with her growth rate. It wasn't much news to Jen, since she knew of Claire's weight from the Cardiologist visit the day before.

The main reason for out visit was to get immunization shots. Jen & I have done lots of research and agonized over this, so we had lots of questions to ask the doctor. It sounds like modern practices have responded well to many of the concerns of the past, so we don't plan on skipping any shots. But we did decide to delay some in order to spread them out since she is still such a lightweight. Claire screamed mightily during the two shots, one in each thigh. As I write this blog entry, it is about 36 hours later, and she seems to have suffered none of the side-effects, or temporary discomforts, so we are thankful.

Today, Jen went to a La Leche League meeting this morning, and apparently Claire picked up a few pointers (or benefitted from the "practice") and had her most successful nursing session yet.

Tomorrow is another visit from the "Regional Center" people. So this week contained a baby-related appointment or meeting EVERY DAY. I am looking forward to less activity next week. Maybe we'll have time to shop for a stroller. I can't believe we don't have one yet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear all Claire's meetings went well this week. Yeah, on the weight gain and breastfeeding progress. What a busy week!
Love you all! Nanna Pennie