Wednesday, September 3, 2008

2 Month Check-Up

I would firstly like it to go on record that this post is a week overdue because I am a good mother. It is because I spend so much time with Tyler and because I provide him with quality care (read: time NOT spent blogging or on the internet), that I am tardy in this post.

Tyler is now 2 months old, and therefore went in for a check-up last week. His stats are:
Weight: 16 pounds, 3 ounces
Height: 25 inches
And in case you don't happen to have a growth chart in front of you, this once again puts him above the 97th percentile. Doctor Dana was impressed with his strength and could tell that he gets plenty of tummy time (way to go Joe). She also asked whether he was smiling and cooing, and (as if on cue) it was about that time that Tyler warmed up to her, and did exactly those things. Everything was great, and Tyler didn't mind the check-up one bit, except for the tongue depressor... which we all know tastes bad anyway.

The hard part of the check-up was talking to the doctor about refusing his vaccinations at this time. Not because it's something that we believe strongly in or because I was afraid to talk to the doctor about it, but because Joe was the one that did all the research. And as Joe could not make it to the doctor's appointment, I felt unprepared and lame. Luckily Joe, being the awesome guy that he is, printed out the research article he found which has the alternate vaccination schedule in it. Bonus.

I talked to Doctor Dana about the schedule. She said that she appreciated the research we had done, and that we provided her a copy of it. Although she believes in the "tried and true" vaccination schedule, she said that she honors parents' wishes. We're really lucky to have an understanding and non-pushy doctor.

The past two months with Tyler have been amazing. I can't believe how much he's changed and grown. I love that he recognizes me and greets me with wide, chubby cheeked smiles. I adore his sweet coos and laughs, and the fact that we can now have our own conversations. I think it's amazing that he now likes to play and has favorite toys, and that he's figuring out how to scootch himself across the floor with his legs. I love each of his new developments and look forward to all of his future ones.

1 comment:

Irrational Dad said...

Hold on a gosh darned second here!!! Are you calling me a bad daddy because I blog as much as I do!?!?!! *shoots daggers at Sarah*