sniff, snort, snot

Just in time for his 2 month appt (held a few days early because the Dr. is on vacation next week), Curly developed a case of the snotty sniffles.  No fever, and he doesn’t seem terribly bothered by it, but he sounds so sad when he sniffs and snorts.  Although he didn’t sleep well last night, waking us every 2 hours instead of giving us his longer 4-5 hour stretches. We’ve been treating him as recommended with liberal use of the snot sucker (nasal aspirator), some homemade saline drops, and keeping him in the steamy bathroom with me when I shower.  The doctor wasn’t concerned at his appointment today.

The first part of the appointment was uneventful.  Curly is a big healthy boy.  He’s gained a full 2 lbs since his last visit on June 2, putting him at 12 lbs 4 oz.   Length is 23.5 inches, head circumference 39cm. Somewhere in the 75th percentile for all of them.  According to our copy of  “Your baby week to week,”  he’s the size and weight of an average 3 month old.  We are just about ready to switch him to the medium gDiapers and we need to go through his clothes again to remove the things he’s outgrown.  His dosage of baby Z@ntac has also been increased to accommodate his weight gain.

Today he got his first round of vaccinations with 2 shots.  We dosed him with some Tylen*l before the appointment because we’ve read that a fever is common after receiving them. He got a combined DTaP/ HiB /polio called Pent@cel and a single pneumococcal.  Poor guy was SHOCKED and HORRIFIED.  The nurse was very quick and before he’d even taken a breath after his first scream, she was all done.  I was ready and waiting to put him to my breast and he latched right on and calmed down.  He certainly does have a fair red headed-like complexion.  His whole head turned bright red when he screamed.  For now, he’s drowsy and I hope he won’t suffer too much from these vaccinations.  No more until his 4 month appointment.  For me (needlephobic, remember?), these 2 quick shots were much easier to deal with than the horrible drawn out heel pricks for his PKU test when he was only a few days old.  As a reward for being such a good boy, Curly was sent on his way with these:

Battle wounds

Battle wounds

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11 responses to “sniff, snort, snot

  1. Look at those chunky little legs! I can’t believe how big he is getting!

  2. I am happy he was such a champ at the doctors… medium G’s wow!!

  3. poor little guy. we have to do this next week and i’m glad that i don’t have to go!

  4. Awwwww – poor thing! Glad the appointment wasn’t too too bad for any of you! We are dreading our first appointment with the girls. Maybe Miles can give them a little pep talk 🙂

  5. Aww he did at great job at the appt. Sounds like u guys r doing the right thing to stop his snotty nose fast, hopefully it won’t last to long.

  6. I love those thighs!! I’m glad that he did well at the appointment, and you were able to comfort him right away.

  7. Glad it all went okay. Little J was so shocked that it made me cry. I’m not looking forward to his 4 month ones which he hasn’t had yet.

    The snot is AMAZING isn’t it….the pedi reminds us that snot is the same size that adults get so it seems like TONS coming out of such a little nose.

    Little J sleeps better (when stuffy) if we have the vaporizer on and his mattress elevated on one end.

    Hope the cold doesn’t last too long!

  8. Ooh, get Miles with his flashy plasters! BB just got tiny, round, flesh coloured ones for his jab holes the other day (round 2). He was off colour for quite a while afterwards, so I hope Miles tolerates his shots better.

  9. Poor little peanut. Hope his snottiness clears ups soon.

  10. god i HATE the shots…though it does get easier (for you not for them!).

    see! your breastfeeding must be going well if he’s gained all that weight!

  11. Hey, our baby is on Zantac now too but she is having trouble with the dosage. She’s sleeping too much. How much do you give to him? Thanks!

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