October 2010 doctor visit

I took Aidan to get his flu shot – and to check to make sure he has all of his vaccines – since I was trying to prepare for getting him into school.

They did a regular check-up on him and told me he is in the 75th percentile for height and weight. My boy is getting to be less like most: he’s so tall! He is 3 feet and 4 inches tall and he weighs 39lbs. I was always such a skinny child and it seems as though he’s following in my footsteps. I remember when I had one of those IDs made by the KPD when I was 7 and I only weighed 47lbs. I was 96lbs up until I was about 16 years old.

Skinny Wendy.

Anyways. So we did not get our application in in time for Aidan to start school this year. It will be next fall at the earliest. 😦 I’m really disappointed, but that just means I have more time to spend with him and educate him myself. I like to take credit for what he has learned already and not somebody else. (Well, hubs and I)

I have toyed with the thought of homeschooling, but I want him to be able to have long hours of spending time with his peers. That’s important to me. And I want to be able to have time for myself to work from home.

All-in-all, his checkup went well. He had to get 3 shots and blood drawn. He cried for a few minutes then we had McDonald’s for lunch.

Today I was the minority.

What a hectic day!!! Ahhh!

I just got home about 45 minutes ago. This is the first time I’ve gotten online.

I had to get the Mowery’s photos sorted out since they ordered for 3 families. That took a little while. Then I prepared to take Aidan to get his shots. 😐

I made the appointment at the Health Department because I discovered that they only charge $13.75 for all of his shots. If I went to his doctor, I would have had to pay a $30 copay (I believe).

We had to wait in the lobby for a while. At first, he was checking out all the kids and calm. Then he got comfortable and started jumping in my lap and talking up a storm. I felt guilty because I knew he was getting ready to be in pain and he didn’t.

While in the lobby, the majority of people were Mexicans. There were 3 white people including myself and 6 Mexican people (all with about 15 kids running around). I felt disgusted the whole time I was there because it just felt nasty in there. The windows were grimey and so were the floors. The chairs looked tattered and worn. Aidan’s pediatrician has a well building and a sick building. I LOVE that!!

Anyhoo.

Once we made it back to the office, she was preparing the needles and Aidan was looking at her like he knew what was coming. Poor baby had to get poked 5 times!! (I got the flu shot for him as well). He cried so hard that he saped and turned blood red. I started crying and kissing him on the head. As soon as she was done, I started to turn him around and cuddle. He turned himself around and held his arms up. As soon as I held him close, he stopped crying. Aww. 🙂

Then I told him, “She’s the mean person, not momma.” lol

She thought it was funny, too.

She told me that he’d be caught up in 6 months. Now I just hope that the pediatrician doesn’t recommend that we wait until then to have his surgery. The urologist doesn’t like to do it after they’re a year old. They can, they just prefer not to.

Guess I’ll call Aidan’s doctor next week and find out.

Since Aidan is too young for ice cream, I bought him a toy. He chose a xylophone!!

Time for 6-12

Aidan has grown so much!!! He’s 21 pounds now, which puts him above average for his age; he’s supposed to be around 19 lbs.

For the past month he’s been wearing 6 months+ clothing. Last night I put him in a sleeper that I thought was too big for him and it fits him perfectly, not too loose, not too tight! My baby’s growing up!

Lately he has been interested in grabbing everything!!! Lamp shades when we walk past them, his manhood when we change his diaper, my towel on my head after I shower, whatever he’s near when he’s in his stroller seat. It’s tiring chasing after him sometimes!!

He has also discovered the inside of his palm. He now holds it out like a magician making magic in his palm and he stares at it!!! He’s so cute.

He’s doing so much better with sitting up; he can actually sit alone for a few seconds at a time. When he’s on his belly, he will push his upper body all the way up like a yoga move. Sometimes he tries to crawl, but only succeeds in moving himself sideways.

He eats at least 2-3 jars of stage 2 food a day!! And I wonder why he’s above average!! I decided to start purchasing cheap formula, alternating weekly with the expensive formula. I buy Nestle Good Start DHA & ARA and Parent’s Choice Gentle Formula. The first can is $24 and the second is $14. He’s drinking 4 ozs. of juice (1/2 water, 1/2 juice) a day and his poop is still somewhat dry. I’ve been feeding him a jar of stage 1 prunes when this happens, but apparently need to increase that.

My! All of the things I’ve learned as a mother!

This weekend we will actually have extra money. I plan to pay off the remainder of mine and Aidan’s medical bills and give Joan $30 on Alex’s. Then I’m going to buy my boy some toys to help his motor skills and intelligence.

Yesterday we were supposed to take Aidan to have his hyperspadias repair, but found out last Thursday that we apparently have a $1000 deductible that hadn’t been met and needed to be before the surgery. O_O I had to call and cancel/reschedule later. She understood. It has to be done before he’s a year old, so whenever Mike gets his 401K, we’ll plan for it then. It will be around November/December. I get to dread this for 5 more months. Ugh.

Insurance and such

I took Aidan to the hearing doctor to check to see if the vernix plug fully cleared and he got an A+!!! I really liked the doctor; he was very gentle and soft-spoken and apparently well-experienced with infants in the health-care setting. (Jess if you ever need to take Cailyn to an ear, nose or throat doctor, go to Dr. Clairmont next to Sky Ridge).

These past few days have been overwhelming and a struggle. Aidan started sleeping all through the night last Thursday and Friday and resumed again last night. It’s nice. 🙂

What’s overwhelming is the thought of returning to work. Knowing that I can have 16 weeks off with my baby, but having to retunr one week early is bugging me. What’s one week, right?? Well, the thought is just pestering me that I could have it and can’t. It’s just like when everyone goes on vacation for a week or two, they don’t want to go back.

I don’t ever want to go back, but unfortunately I have to. I’m hoping that my photography business picks up and is doing well enough by this time next year that maybe I can leave my job. I hate to, but I have to. It’s 90 miles away and that will kill me.

My insurance is ending towards the end of April (I’m currently paying $71.58 every 2 weeks for it) and if I want to continue it, it wil be Cobra which is super-duper expensive. We’ll just have to add him on to Mike’s insurance. My lovely friend Jess told me about Blue Care which I’ll be checking into. I do believe that I most likely will not be eligible, though. They’ll see that I have a Murano and wonder why I’m there.

I talked to my boss the other day and informed her that it’s not possible for me to return full time and that my availability will be way different. I told her that I’ll only be able to work all day Saturdays and Sundays.

We don’t have daycare or anyone who can watch Aidan. Hopefully they’ll have work for me. They should considering the summer is coming and everybody and their brother will be requesting time off.

perfect baby

AS I said before, we went to the doctor today and received a well baby diagnosis. 🙂 Yay! I asked all of my questions/concerns and he reassured me that everything is normal. HE’s perfectly healthy. We will be scheduling an appointment with a urologist and a hearing doc.

Aidan is now 12 lbs. 14 ozs., 24 1/4 inches long and his head circumference is in the 75th percentile. His length was in the 90th percentile and his weight, the 75th. Woohoo! I was afraid he was getting too big! I was wrong.

first shots

I took Aidan to the doctor today to get his first shots.  I had to hold his legs down and I felt awful, like Cruella DeVille or something. The wicked witch.

He had been smiling at me and Dr. Kelly, even looked like he waved at Dr. Kelly once. He was so happy and then bam!! 4 needles in his legs. He started wailing and it brought a tear to my eye. I held him immediately after the nurse was done.

It took about 15 minutes to calm him down…really only when we changed scenery did he. He stared at the receptionist and was OK after that. I fed him before we left and he slept the ride to Wal-Mart and while I shopped. He’s now sleeping on the couch…in his car seat, of course.

I feel like a meanie. I’m so not looking forward to doing it again at 4 months and 6 months.

Doctor, doctor…

I went to the doc this past Thursday. I had her check to see if I was dilated and I’m not. I’ve been having lots of pains and pressure down in my pelvis area.

He has dropped, but it’s all normal. She did feel his little head while she was checking. Cute!

Yesterday, while Mike had his hand on my belly, Aidan kicked me the hardest he has ever kicked me. It hurt!! It stunned Mike as well.

I’ve been trying to take it easy and rest these last few weeks, but the damn “nesting” syndrome is killing me!! I worked on finishing up the trim and stuff in the bathroom. (Even though I really shouldn’t, I can’t help the determination).

Anyways. Here goes another week of work when I really don’t feel like it. I wish I could stop working for the rest of my pregnancy. It must be nice to have lots of money and be able to do that.

*Sigh*