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December 1st, 2003

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11:54 am - Spud's doing great :)
His 2 week checkup was this morning, and he's doing GREAT. Absolutely perfect. He's 9 pounds today, so he's gained back what he lost after birth and then some, which is perfect. He's still 21.5 inches, but the nurse said that different people have different measuring techniques, and it could have been swelling or whatever - in any case, it's nothing to worry about. His head circumference is 15 inches. He's at the 75th percentile for height and weight, (so a nice good even height for weight), and 95th percentile for head circumference.

Unless he gets sick, he won't see them again until he's 2 months old, and will get his first shots at that point.

Apparently (wish I knew more about vaccines when Kritter and Beena were born!!!), they used to use Thimerisol as a preservative in the Hepatitis B vaccine (they don't anymore), Thimerisol contains mercury - soooo...they stopped giving it at birth...Now, *some* doctors are starting to give it at birth again, but our clinic feels that unless the mother is a carrier, there's no need, and to start the course of vaccinations at 2 months with the rest of them.

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Date:December 1st, 2003 06:10 pm (UTC)
Gabriel goes for his 2 month checkup on Thursday and gets all his first shots. I know if he cries from the needle pokes, I'll lose it. *sigh*
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Date:December 1st, 2003 07:11 pm (UTC)
go spud go!!

try to feed him a bottle while he's getting his shots. or let him suck on a little sugar on your finger. he may not even realize he's getting a shot.

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