A lot has happened in this past week! My mom moved to Texas on Wednesday (to be followed by my dad at the end of the month), Matt’s parents arrived in Portland on Wednesday, and Adelaide had her 2-month doctor’s visit on Friday. Oh, AND I’m back at work now, so all of that was in addition to my 8-9 hour work days.
Adelaide’s 2-month well-baby check-up went well! She is 11lbs 14oz (almost 12 pounds!!!) and 22 inches long. That means in the past 10 weeks, she’s gained 5.5 lbs and grown 3 inches. What a good eater!! She’s solidly into 3-month clothing now and we might be moving to size 2 diapers soon!
The American Association of Pediatrics vaccine schedule recommends 6 vaccines at the 2-month marker. Matt and I want to fully vaccinate Adelaide, but we think it’s a little intense to shoot up a 2-month-old with 6 different dormant strains of life threatening diseases. As an alternative, with the support of our pediatrician, we decided to space them out. So on Friday, Adelaide received half of the vaccines (one combo shot, and one liquid taken orally) and in four weeks she will get the other half (two shots).
We were concerned about how she would react to the shot, having never had one before we assumed she’d freak out pretty good. However, we were pleasantly surprised when she was given the shot and didn’t cry at all! She actually fussed more when the nurse was taking her temperature than when she was given the shot. Silly girl!
On our way home from the doctor’s we picked up some Tylenol for infants just incase she had a reaction to the vaccines. She was fine for most of the morning until about 1, when of course I had to leave for the office, and Matt and his parents were left home with a fussy baby. Apparently, she screamed and cried for several hours. The injection site was red and swollen and it was clear she did not feel good. She didn’t run a noticeable fever, but the discomfort from her leg was enough to keep her from calming herself down or falling asleep. Matt gave her a dose of Tylenol and as soon as it kicked in, muting her pain, she fell right asleep.
Nancy, Matt’s mom, couldn’t speak highly enough of her son and how impressed she was with how he handled the situation. He was right in there, using everything he could to try and help Adelaide feel better. He may have gotten overwhelmed, but she certainly couldn’t tell. I beamed when she told me about Matt and his amazing Daddy skills. I married such an incredible man!
We have four weeks to recover from these shots before we do this all over again! The second round is supposed to be milder and have less of a chance of her reacting to them, so I’m hopeful we won’t have to replay these events again.
On Nancy and George’s last day in town we took them (and Adelaide) to see Timberline Lodge. It was the first time the three of them had been there! You can check out the photos from this trip on our photos page. It was an awesome trip! Adelaide was soooooo well behaved and the food and sights were amazing! I always love a good trip to Timberline!