This post originally appeared on MommyDaddyBlog.com.
Today Boogie had another well visit and he is doing really good. He got a little fussy in the lobby so I had to take him to an exam room to nurse him. Shortly after, the pediatrician was ready for us. Usually he sleeps during his visits, but today he was wide awake and stealing hearts. He was just cooing away for the nurse. I got a video of him doing it a few days ago. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get the video off our camera and loaded onto my mac, but I will try because it’s time we post a video. So anyway, the pediatrician is still excited that I’m successfully breastfeeding and continues to encourage me. She and the nurse almost drooled over Boogie, which brings me to this question.
Do you think that it’s in the pediatrician and staff’s job to compliment babies or do they truly mean it? Or is it just something about all babies that make people go nuts over them? Does it come natural?
Here are Boogie’s stats for today.
Weight: 9 lbs 11.5 oz. He’s a little whopper! May 12th he weighed 7 lbs 15.5 oz.
Height: 21 3/4 in. May 12th he measured 20 3/4 in.
Putting him in the 50th percentile.
They measured his head too but we don’t remember the measurement!
I’m going to have to work out to strengthen my back because at the rate that he’s growing, I won’t be able to wear him. Babywearing is something that I really looked forward to doing, so I will be pulling out the Ab Lounge! I can’t let Daddy hog the privileges of carrying Boogie!
I took some pictures with a point and shoot camera while waiting on the pediatrician to come in the room. I wish I had a compact camera that worked much like an SLR. Carrying around the Canon Rebel is such a hassle, so I keep a Kodak Easyshare in my purse.
In a month Boogie will be due to get his shots. All he’s had was Vitamin K so far. You know I’m in all sorts of panic because of the whole uproar with certain vaccines, MMR in particular. What kind of bothers me is that I haven’t been able to find any information regarding African American babies and the affect vaccines have on them. Does this mean that severe reactions to vaccines haven’t been much of a problem in African American babies? Who knows. I certainly won’t set myself up to think that. At any rate, I ordered The Vaccine Book to help us decide which shots we want to allow, whether they’re on time or postponed. Hopefully I’ll find some answers. There’s always something to keep a mother worried…