Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Six month check up

Buddy had his 6 month appointment today.  I LOVE his new pediatrician.  She was very warm, talked to Buddy and to me, gave me lots of information, asked tons of questions, and just gave me a great vibe.  Dr. Wotherspoon was really impressed with how well our baby boy is doing.  I am not going to post Buddy's weight/height today because I am going to have people guess what they were and then post them in a week.  So guess away.
I will give you these hints:
He is in the 10th percentile for 6 month weight - yay!  He keeps getting higher on that growth chart and is catching up with his "peers."
He is in the 50-75th percentile range for his length.  I can't imagine what percentile that would be if we looked at it with his "actual" age - about 4 months.  I think he is going to be tall!
His head was in the 5th or 10th percentile.  So he did not inherit my large noggin. ;)
He did not enjoy his shots today - cried and cried.  He fell asleep on the ride home, and has been sleeping in his carseat ever since.  Hopefully he isn't as fussy as he was at his four month appointment for his own sake and mine.
Oh - any opinions on getting Cole the flu shot?  The doc said I could think about it (she did not pressure me at all).  Not the H1N1 - we are not doing that one.   Also, pray that something works out so we can get the funding for Cole to get vaccinated for RSV - our insurance isn't going to pay for it since we haven't yet met the decuctible (because we had to switch insurance), and each vaccination is EXPENSIVE.  I have a couple of resources to apply to for getting help with that - so pray that goes quickly and smoothly.

1 comment:

  1. So glad to hear about his growth and progress!! It's also really great that you like his pediatrician...what a blessing!!Luke got both the flu shot and H1N1....the steroids would have weakened his immune system, so they forced us into getting both. Also, of the 200+ kids that have died with H1N1, 90% of them had prior neurological disorders, so obviously Luke is in a very high risk category.....being both premature and having neurological issues.We didn't give Caleb either one. My thinking is, if they aren't around kids much and we're really careful to wash our hands, sanitize toys, etc. then why vaccinate? It's just extra "stuff" to put in them, ya know.Now, once they're toddling around, touching everything, eating things off the floor...all that good stuff, then I might do the regular flu shot.Not sure which resources you were looking into, but Children's Miracle Network pays for the Synegis (RSV) shot I think. You would just need a letter from your doc stating that he needs the shot and then some to prove your insurance won't cover it.

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