Posts Tagged ‘doctor’

Emmett Braves His First Shots

April 6, 2009 2 comments

What a terrible blogger I am – more interested in manbaby videos than updating you with actual news about Emmett.  Whatever – you have to admit, that manbabies video was pretty hilarious.

So Em had his two month checkup almost two weeks ago.  Everything checked out fine.  He’s in the 75th percentile for both his height and weight (13 lbs. 14 oz. and 24.5 inches!), his noggin is I guess average for a baby (his head measured in the 50th percentile), and he’s hit all of those little milestones he should be hitting – beginning to have more control of the muscles in his neck and holding up his head, smiling and cooing regularly, etc.  Actually, he’s quite the little talker.  James and I are thinking he’ll be spitting out his first real word any day now.  I kid, I kid. 🙂

The absolute worst part of the visit was the shots.  The poor guy got three separate shots on both of his thighs.  My friend, Justina had prepared me for it to be difficult to watch.  Her son, CJ is exactly one month older than Emmett, so they experience all the milestones first and let me know what to expect, which is nice.  Still, considering I’m not really a huge softie, I figured I’d be fine.  Boy was I wrong – it was tough to watch the little guy go from being completely content to tomato-red and screaming in pain.  I mean, I’m used to seeing him cry, but this was the first time I was seeing him cry out of sheer, deliberate pain.  It was nice to have James there, too – I teared up little bit.

Dr. Prasad also showed us a fun little trick he calls the superman reflex. When you run your finger down one side of his bare back, his butt is supposed to swing to the opposite side.  This wasn’t his best performance, but check it out!

Age Timer: 11 weeks, 3 days


Emmett Meets Dr. Stagg

March 12, 2009 1 comment

On Monday I had my six week postpartum doctor visit, so instead of making James babysit, we decided to make it a family outing.  It was snowing, so we bundled Em up in his Eskimo suit (which every adult I’ve met wishes they had – thanks Dolores!) and headed out into the elements.

Emmett the Eskimo

Emmett the Eskimo

I wouldn’t have cared so much about bringing Emmett and James along, but I really wanted my doctor to meet the little guy since she didn’t get a chance to visit him while we were still in the hospital.  After all, she was the one who made sure Baby Lump was happy and healthy in utero!  Once my examination was complete and she cleared me for exercise without restrictions (yay – let the running begin!), she and Emmett had a little photo shoot.  What a Kodak moment (too bad he slept through the whole thing).  Thanks for everything, Dr. Stagg!

Dr. Stagg and Emmett

Dr. Stagg and Emmett

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Age Timer: 7 weeks, 6 days

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