Friday, September 24, 2010
2 - Month Check - Up
Muffin had his 2-month old check-up with his Pediatrician this morning. He weighs 11lbs. 11oz and is 22.5in. tall. He is in the 50th precentile for weight and height.
We discussed the use of Vitamin D suppliments, being that Muffin is strictly breastfed and breast milk lacks in the daily amount of Vitamin D. We also discussed the findings of Aniridia and the possibility of Nate having inherited a mutated copy of the PAX-6 gene. The Pedi is going to refer him to see Dr. Muge Calikoglu, a geneticist at UNC. And is going to work along with her to schedule Nate an MRI and ABR (Audiotory Brainstem Response) hearing test, just to rule out any possible problems.
The Pedi feels that Nate is right on target with his development. So at this time there is no concerns. How well Nate can see is still up in the air. It will probably be months before we have an actual idea. But we do know that he can see, at least light. When someone turns on or off the light in the room in which Nate is, he will startle. And he reaches for toys on the toybar on his bouncy seat and likes to stare at his mobile, which has sound as well as lights.
Nate had his 1st set of immunizations. Holding him and seeing him cry out in pain, hurt me just as much, if not more, than the needle sticks hurt him. We enjoyed some nice cuddle time afterwards and all was forgiven. But why is it that Moms are always chosen to do the dirty task of holding down the baby/child when they get their immunizations?
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