Monday, January 31, 2011

The Good News and the Bad News

The Good News:

Noah had his 8 week appointment today and, despite his parents' near constant concern about weight gain and successful nourishment, he's doing great. His doctor commented that he's gaining weight like a formula fed baby. I'll take that as a compliment.

Here are his stats:
Weight: 12 pounds 8.4 ounces (81%)
Height: 23.5 inches (81%)
Head circumference: 15.5 (48%)

The Bad News:

The 8 week appointment brings those nasty vaccinations. The picture pretty much speaks for itself.
(Sad, right?)

The nurse actually congratulated me when it was over for not crying. Um, I forgot I was supposed to. I guess I was just so focused on what she was doing and how Noah would handle it, that I forgot to shed a tear. Or, maybe I was saving those tears for 2 a.m. when he's sad and hurting.

We're doing lots of cuddling, sleeping and loving around here...and very much looking forward to about 48 hours from now when he'll surely be feeling better.


Julie Seabury said...

He is even cute when he is crying...

The Wigginton Family said...

Band-aids on babies are the most pathetic, sad things ever. Oh man, I hope that cutie has recovered!

Michele McKee. said...

I just caught up on a months worth of posts, and what a fun thing to see all that is going on in your life! You have taken the sweetest pictures of that little guy - I don't know what people are saying - but I see A LOT of his mommy in him!

cherise and Tristan said...

tylenol, tylenol, tylenol. Saved my life. Ev had no probs with the 2 month shots. But the 4 month shots were a nightmare. I had to give him tylenol every 4 hours while awake. It really helped. My doc gives the babies tylenol right before the shots in his office. Then tells you how much you can give and how often. Thats where I got the idea.

Anonymous said...

Man, those first set of shots are the worst so it's probably a good thing you made it through w/o any tear shed. He's adorable even while sad and miserable.