Thursday, July 1, 2010

One Month Doctor's Visit

We just got back from Samantha's one month doctor's visit. She did great. Slept through most of it. Here's her stats:

Weight - 10lbs 11oz - 90th percentile
Length - 21.5in - 75th percentile
Head - 38.5cm - 75th percentile

I thought she was poopin' and pukin' (spitting up) it all out! I guess not. She is up three pounds from her birth weight. I was surprised at the 21.5 inches. That's only half an inch longer. She seems much longer than when she came home. The nurse today said 'oh they don't measure very well at the nursery'. She admitted that the nursery nurses might say the same about them.

The doctor once again reaffirmed what the other doctor and nurse practicioner had said about her 'wheezing'. He said it has to do with her esophagus. I believe the one doctor used the term Stridor. I looked it up online and it is exactly what they have been saying to me. The flap in the esophagus gets "lazy" and doesn't function quite properly. As she eats, the liquid will gargle as she swallows which makes the congestion noise as she breathes. It sounds just like a chest cold, but its not. The noise comes and goes. The doctor said it lessen as she gets older and should be gone by toddler time.

Samantha also got her second round of the hepatitis vaccine. She took it like a champ. She was sleeping when the nurse stuck her in her leg. Samantha cried for like ten seconds and then was fine. Rick and I were both going to cry but Sammie is tough!