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Pediatrician Visit: 2 months adjusted

Quick update: Little Miss Minion had her two month pediatrician appointment today. She now weighs 10 pounds, 6 ounces, and is 21.5 inches long. That’s 5.5 times her birthweight and about 1.5 times her birth length. 

She got more shots today, which I’m very happy about. She wailed for about five minutes afterward, which I found interesting because she never really cared when they would place IVs. 

The pediatrician is very happy with her. She cleared us to try rice cereal with her over the next month or so. She’ll start out with a few teaspoons and hopefully she’ll be up to 1/2 cup per day in about a month, plus her same amount of breastmilk feedings. Then we can start her on baby food. We increased her famotidine (reflux meds) a little bit, and the cereal will help with that as well. 

On the way out, I made her next two appointments and confused the heck out of the receptionist. I made her flu shot appointment for next month. Babies must be at least six months old to get the flu shot. Then I made her 4 month (adjusted) appointment for December.  The receptionist kept trying to tell me that was wrong, because of the timing for the flu shot. She finally checked with the doctor and it was good. 

First Trip Out

We went to the pediatrician this morning for her nicu follow up. She is 18 1/2 inches long, and 6 pounds, 0.4 ounces!

We got her first batch of shots today, which she handled like the super baby she is. She goes back in a week for another weight check.