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Ready with his Tylenol Army, Niko braved yet another visit to the doctor’s office this morning. I finally got him in for his six month check up and vaccines. Yes, he is seven months old, and he actually had an appointment scheduled when he was six months, but twice the doctor canceled on us and once I forgot to go the appointment – so this was our fourth attempt. Anyway, apparently the time lines are just loose guides and it really doesn’t make too much of a difference if you go in at six or seven months. But, I am happy to say we are back on track for his nine month check-up, assuming the doctor doesn’t cancel and I get him there on time.

All went well at the check-up today. As for H1N1 she has recommended we not get him vaccinated at this time. But, if the strain is still out there in the Fall then that would be the time to go. Niko weighed in at just over 20lbs today which puts him at the 75th percentile for weight and he’s at the 90th for height. Although, I forgot to ask his exact height, but with Borys and I for parents, we aren’t too surprised that he’s a tall baby.


Well, this H1N1 has really thrown a curve ball to checking the weight of my baby.  Normally in Ottawa, there are well-baby drop-in clinics that are open where parents can bring their babies to get them weighed.  Due to H1N1 all the public health nurses have been reassigned to vaccination centres and these well-baby drop-in clinics have temporarily closed.  That said I have not been able to get Niko weighed for the last four weeks! When he was last weighed at four weeks old he was close to 8 lbs.

Finally today, after a long four weeks he had his two month check up.  I knew he was growing because he had grown out of certain outfits and his grasp on my finger can now almost go around the whole way, whereas before his grasp barely went halfway around. So I brought him in for a formal check-up and he weighed in at just over 11 lbs, which the doctor was happy to report was well within the normal range, even considering that he was four weeks premature. At the clinic he also received two vaccines, which brought him to tears.  I gave him Tylenol before we went the clinic but could not figure out why he was so fussy this afternoon, until I talked to my mom and she told me that the vaccines can be very sore and even induce a fever and that I can continute to administer the Tylenol every four hours! Well, it’s a little late for that advice seeing as he is snoozing on his daddy’s lap right now, but I guess when he wakes up I can give him more medicine just in case he is still feeling upset.  How was I supposed to know?!


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