So after today's doctor's appointment, Bryan turns to me and says "we're spoiled"... and we totally are. After 6 months or so of long visits with our midwives, today's 5 minute quickie with Penelope's pediatrician was a little unsatisfying.
The good news is that she's healthy! 12lbs, 12oz and they say she's 24 inches long (I'm convinced she's longer and they measured incorrectly - Bryan and my Mom think I'm nutty). Everything looks good and she's on track as far as motor development, blah blah blah.
She did get shots today. I know I've had a few posts about my various vaccination fears, and if we followed the CDC's schedule then today she would have gotten 5 shots.. Five?!?!?!! Um no. So we choose two, the HiB & Penemococcal. We'll go in next month for Polio & DTaP (although I'm a little nervous about DTaP). She probably won't get Rotovirus and we're delaying Hep B until she's a toddler. The Pediatrician was very open to delaying vaccinations - he bascially said we could do whatever we wanted. Hooray!
She was so good for her shots, she cried for maybe 30 seconds then ate about an ounce and promptly fell asleep! Bryan has had her for the rest of the day, so I don't know if she's still doing well - but I'm sure if she was having an adverse side effects he would have called me :)
So all in all it was a good visit. A little short, but the staff seemed nice. We'll see them again in 4 weeks!
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