Saturday, June 2, 2007

Parks And The Ped

Parks went to his first pediatrician checkup today. He is now 5 pounds 12 ounces at 18 days old. The doctor said that it is ideal to have the babies at least back to their birth weight by their first checkup, and he is 10 ounces over that. She gave him a thorough checkup and said that everything looked great. Since he was breach in utero, she wanted to check him out for hip dysplacia, but she could find no cause for concern after examination. On Monday, we will be setting up his "little surgery" for very soon. Randi is not sure she want to see it, but we were reassured that they will use lidocaine prior to help with the pain. After that, he will return to her for a 2 month checkup for growth and his first round of immunization shots.

At home, he is doing spectacular. He is nursing every three hours, the same schedule that he had in the ICN, and is sleeping great in between feeds. He sleeps, he eats, he poops. We have tried out the car seat, pack 'n play, co-sleeper, bouncy seat, baby swing, changing pads, white noise machine, etc., etc., etc. I really could care less to have all this stuff, but I will absolutely use every last bit of equipment we have just to justify having it. Randi can have the infant paraphernalia; I'm ready for the sports equipment and action figures, as I was promised (tongue-in-cheek).

4 comments:

JMom said...

Way to go, Parks!!!! Todd, you'll be swearing by all that equipment in a couple of months. How's Wyatt today?

Aunt Boo said...

That is great news. Parks is a real trooper. Speaking of troopers, how is Wyatt?

Anonymous said...

i am so glad you have precious parks home. i hope wyatt's blood sugar is leveling out. i can't imagine how frustrating that must be. i also can't imagine how joyous it must be to have parks at home and doing so well. i have no doubts that wyatt will join him soon. randi and todd, you are doing such a great job.

please know holly and i are thinking of you all lots and checking in on your blog daily.
love, katie

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