Gene had his 6 month Well-Baby appointment on Friday morning. The building where his doctor is located is situated somewhat awkwardly on the hospital campus. Most of the parking right outside the door is for doctors or handicapped. It feels like I part a mile away and then have to hike to the door. Since a certain someone is becoming a little chunk, I don't like to lug him around in the car seat. The stroller is also out of the question because there is no room for it in the exam rooms. I thought ahead and took a carrier and wore him to the appointment.
|I accessorize my outfit with a baby :0)|
Someone made an oversight in scheduling and scheduled another well-baby appointment 15 minutes before ours. If you're familiar with these check-ups, they are not 15 minutes. Since we see a general practitioner instead of a pediatrician, there's only one baby room. This meant we had to wait quite some time before being called back. Fortunately, Gene was in a good mood.
The nurse finally called us back and apologized for our long wait. I undressed Gene and put him on the scale.
Guess how much he weighed?
My chunky monkey is 14 lbs 13 oz!!! In two months he has gained 4 lbs 7 oz. 75% of this weight gain has been since switching to formula, including a growth spurt Easter weekend.
She went ahead and gave him his shots since Dr. H wasn't ready to see us yet. Gene did great. He only cried for a few seconds and then went back to his normal, happy self. Once Dr. H came in a few minutes later, he was all smiles and giggles for her.
She said he's doing great. He's still catching up weight-wise, but he's always been healthy and incredibly alert. He's hitting all of his milestones and doing everything a baby his age should.
She recommended holding off on the sweet potatoes, which stinks because he loves them. They gave him a nasty diaper rash, though (thanks to the breathability of cloth diapers, it was gone in a couple of days with no creams). She said since he's still catching up that we don't need to worry about solids for now if we don't want.
We also had a chat about my deciding to stop nursing. I told her I'd been pretty sad about it, but she commended me for nursing him for nearly 6 months, which is longer than so many moms. She also said it's apparent that we have a strong bond, which made me feel good. :0)
Gene didn't have any reactions to his shots this time. Last time he was fussy and clingy all day. It seemed like after those few seconds of crying, it was as though the shots hadn't happened. Why can't they all be like that?