Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Shots Are No Fun

Today, on his 2 month birthday, Natey had his 2 month doctor's visit, and got some vaccines. One oral and three shots. He did not like the shots! When the nurse stuck in the needle in, his eyes got all wide in shock, his face went beet red, and then he started wailing and the tears streamed down his face. I almost cried with him. It was awful. In his cries of absolute pain, I could hear him asking, "what are you doing to me?!"

Aside from that horror, the visit went well. He is 14 lbs. 7 ozs. and 24 and 1/4 inches long. The sheet they gave me said that was in the 50th percentile, but I don't know. He's been gaining weight like CRAZY and he was in the 75th when he was born, so that doesn't really make sense. Whatever. He's clearly growing well, so who cares what percentile he's in?

He had been giving us a nice 4.5 or 5 hour stretch at night, but that seems to have disappeared. Is it gas because of the one formula bottle? Is it his reflux? Who knows? That's the worst thing about babies. They just can't tell you. All you know is you are getting less sleep because he is and you don't know why. All you can do is try different things, see how it works out, and keep telling yourself, "this too shall pass."

Nate has always grunted and groaned in his sleep, but now he has taken to full on crying in his sleep. He did it for a half hour yesterday morning. I finally just woke him up at 7am and once I did, he was all smiles. Goodness. The doc says it's not unusual and that he may have night terrors later on. I had them as a kid, and she said it runs in families. GREAT.

Anyone want another video? Yes? Here's one of Nate and his big mouth:

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