Friday, June 20, 2008

Jackson's 2 Month Checkup

Hi everyone! No pictures with this post, but I wanted to give you an update on how Jackson's doctor appointment went on Monday. He is exactly 12 pounds, 23 inches long. So he's gained four pounds and grew two inches since his two week checkup, which was 6 weeks ago. Yikes! But he's right in the 50th percentile for everything, so that's good.

Also, the doctor said it's very likely he has an allergy to something outside, probably pollen. So we can give him baby Benedryl, but we haven't tried it yet. They can't really test for allergies or prescribe anything until 6 months, and by then it's winter so we won't have an issue. So we'll worry about that next spring.

He got his shots, and there is some shortage of the HiB, which is for meningitis. Most likely because we had a meningitis outbreak last year in the area. SO, he's going to be behind in that and they don't expect to get anymore for another six to twelve months. YIKES. But he did really well with his shots, he got two injections and a liquid for rotavirus. Normally, we wouldn't have done that- but since Olivia had a horrible case of that when she was 15 months and was in the hospital for 3 days, we decided to take precautions this time. He cried a little during his shots, but in between he kept smiling at the nurse and totally flirting with her. :) What a trooper. He had a low grade fever on Tuesday but that went away after two doses of Tylenol and he was his happy self again. :)

I am hoping I can get some cute pictures of the kids swimming in the kiddie pool this weekend, and if I do I will try to post right away.

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