Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Healthy Baby

I went back to work on Friday. Three days; Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And I only took Wyatt two days. :) Granted, I took him Friday because I wanted to see how it would work. Sunday I took him because he was very, very fussy on Saturday and I wanted to try to get a handle on what I feared was the onset of colic. Thankfully, Sunday he was back to his normal self and we haven't had a recurrance of the grouchy behavior that he exhibited on Saturday.
At work he was a dream. He slept through all the commotion and only woke long enough to be fed and admired. He was perfectly happy to sleep in his little portable bed and was oohed and ahhed over by all the staff and residents. I even got quite a bit of work accomplished despite the fact that he was there. I'm encouraged by how well it worked. :)
Yesterday we took him to the pediatrician for a referral to a urologist so that we can get him circumcised. Little did I know that "normal" pediatricians don't preform circumcisions anymore - the little boys actually have to go to a specialist - AND insurance doesn't cover them! Nathan is only 9, and his was both done in the office and covered by our insurance. Much has changed in a short time. I guess we're going to be shopping around to see who is the most reasonable... I'd like to get it done sooner rather than later, but we'll have to see how expensive its going to be. Anyone know?
While we were at the doctor's office, Wyatt was weighed and measured. He weighes 6 pounds and 2 ounces, and his head is an inch larger than at birth. He hasn't grown in length at all, but the doctor was very encouraged by how much weight he's gained. He's still very low in the percentiles for his age, but that's to be expected since #1 he was so small to begin with and #2 he was premature. We also learned that he has a clogged tear duct that will resolve itself in time. All in all, a very healthy baby. :) Thank you Lord!

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