Saturday, February 11, 2012

One year checkup

-I weighed 16 pounds, 4.5 ounces and was 27.75 inches long
-I gave the doctor a huge smile when she came in hoping to convince her that I didn't need any shots. She said I was due for FIVE shots this time since my flu shot booster fell during this appointment. I talked her down to four shots. She said one of them could be given at my 15 month appointment
-She checked my eyes and ears, and I tried my best not to let her look in my mouth, but she still made it in there. She said both of my lower front teeth are coming in. Hmm, guess that explains the poor attitude lately
-The nurse had to prick my big toe for a small blood sample. I'm no stranger to heel pricks, so I thought it would be a cinch. Turns out, I don't bleed much from my toes, so she had to massage my leg and squeeze on my foot. By that time, I had been held down for a few minutes and was starting to get upset. And this was before the shots! When I started bleeding though, it wouldn't stop, so I got a blue camoflauge bandaid
-When Mommy picked me up after my vaccinations, it only took about two seconds before I was fast asleep in her arms!
-The doctor said my height and weight still aren't on the growth charts, but that my head circumference is somewhere between the 60th and 75th percentile, and the dots on the chart are jumping up instead of gradually sloping like my height and weight. Because I have a history of "brain stuff," she recommended that I have a followup head ultrasound. And here I thought we were past all of that! She said that my soft spot should still be open enough for them to do the ultrasound. If not, I would need a CT scan! Yikes! My appointment is Monday.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry about the shots, Shay. Did you happen to tell Cate about them? She told me yesterday that she needed to have 5 shots. I wondered where she got that idea from.