Monday, December 7

4 month visit

Today Colby had his 4 month doctors appointment.

He weighed in at 11lbs 10oz and measured 22.5 inches. Along with his head circumference he is right around the 50th percentile for his corrected age (1.5 months).

Today was a rough appointment with 5 injections. He got Hep. B (he's 2 months behind on the Hep B schedule because he got his first dose at 2 months instead of birth, so he gets it at 2 months, 4 months, and 8 months) his pentacel (contains diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, haemophilus influenzae type b, and polio), pneumococcal conjugate, and synagis. It really was only 4 different vaccinations, but the dose for the synagis is too large to be put in at one time, so that was broken down into 2 different injections. This was sad for the little guy because it is a pretty painful injection and he got it 2 times! And they didn't double team him, so it was 5 different pokes 5 different times. AND he has to get synagis every month until April. :( He was supposed to get a blood draw done too to check his red blood cells, electrolytes, and potassium, but we felt too bad to do that do him too. Instead we will head back to the doctors on Thursday after Children's to get the blood done.

I'll tell you one thing, our little guy is definitely one tough cookie!!

On the bright side, the little guy learned to suck his thumb today!! He's still not too sure how to control his other fingers or how to keep it in his mouth, but this is a pretty big developmental milestone for body awareness in our little guy!

Happy to see Daddy when Daddy got home.

Very serious at the doctors office.

I tried to get the bandaids on his thighs, but they are little flesh colored circles so they are hard to see. On the plus side, they were really easy to get off because they didn't stick remarkably well.

And just because he's cute.


Leah said...

Oh, your poor baby. It must be awful to watch your child get shots. Parents tell me that all the time. I'm glad he bounced back and I hope he's feeling much better. He sure is cute. I love his happy face in the first picture. Precious. :-D

Michele said...

poor little guy!!!

he is so darn cute!

Carrie said...

I so glad to hear that Colby is doing so well! He is so darn cute!

Jen said...

I just LOVE the photos- he is adorable!!!!