Friday, February 19, 2010

Henry's Well Visit

Today was Henry's 2-month well visit at the doctors office. He was SUCH a trooper. Daddy and I had a pretty tough go of it, though.

But before we get into that part, here are the statistics:
23 and 3/8 inches long: 75 percentile
13 lb, 14 oz: 95 percentile

Henry's just a growing!

His physical exam was perfect. The doctor was testing some of the things he should be doing physically. So she put him on his tummy. He should be holding his head up while on his tummy--which, of course, he does remarkably well. Then she mentioned how he should be rolling over onto his back by about 4 months. It was as if he heard her and said, "oh yeah, watch this."

Just on cue the little guy rolled over all by himself!!! It was so adorable. We all cheered and Henry looked up at us with a big old grin on his face. It was priceless. He reminded me of his biggest cousin, Kesiah--choosing to make milestones with an audience (Kesiah walked on her first birthday in front of all of the guests at her birthday party!).

Then it was vaccine time. The doctor left and the nurse came in. She had one oral vaccine and three shots to give. He took the oral vaccine with no problem whatsoever. He didn't spit one bit back out. Then she gave him all 3 shots incredibly quickly. And it wasn't pretty.

For the first time, we really heard him wail. As Andrew said, if this cry was a 10, I think we'd only heard a 2 or a 3 up until then. It was the kind of cry when you can't catch your breath. The nurse left pretty quickly to give Andrew and I time to calm him down.

And to answer the question I'm sure you're all asking--yes, we both cried. It just broke our hearts.

Eventually, with mommy holding him close, he calmed down. He nursed a little and then let us change his diaper and put his clothes back on without a peep. What a trooper! (Mommy and Daddy eventually recovered, too.)

Needless to say, Henry's gonna get some extra attention today!

PS--In keeping with his amazing demeanor, Henry just woke up from his nap all smiles and kicks! I guess he's officially back to his old self!


  1. i remember the first time our first child got his shots. i was the same way! i cried in the little exam room and nursed him right afterwards. it DOES get easier. after four kiddos, it really doesn't bother me much anymore. crazy, huh? i'm usually in the room with other at least 2 or 3 kiddos now so i've got to attend to them, too. but i do remember that very first visit and how upset i was! hang in there, girl! just nurse him as much as he wants today! it'll make you feel better, too. :) lora

  2. I think that 2 month visit is the hardest. Our Dr. told us to give a little (infant) Tylenol to our girls for that visit. Lora's right, it does get easier.

  3. Henry, be advised: my lawyers are calling the nurse's lawyers. ;-)

    Hey, that's gotta be tough on all three of ya (and maybe even the nurse). That outa the way, you've got to start planning for Henry's first haircut -- at the barbershop.

    Love and love pats, ("there, there's")