Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Reporting in...

Ada is now four months old. Today she had her checkup and now, after great trauma, is sleeping soundly.

The report!
Weight: 14 lbs 2 oz
Height: 24.25 inches
Head circumference: 41.3 cm

She's apparently very average in all her measurements, which I see as being a very good thing!

So as some of you know, the two-month-old checkup didn't go smoothly for us. A different pediatrician told me that Ada may have craniosynostosis. Why did she think this? Well, Ada does have pronounced sutures on her skull ... After a lot of crying by me and four additional doctors unofficially manipulating her skull, the consensus was that there was nothing wrong.

Dr. Hinton confirmed that today. He said, "She has a beautiful head!"

So there, crappy other pediatrician with the stupid boring Band-Aids.

One of the things I pestered Dr. H about today was her sleeping. She doesn't do much of it. At night she wakes up about every two hours and seemed like she was starving. He said she probably was! Some babies just have big appetites, so guess who gets to try out some new foods? I wasn't given any rules, just the thumbs up to let Ada start trying rice meal, fruits and veggies.

A week ago I let her suck on an apple slice and she seemed delighted, so I think I'll puree a bit of honeycrisp apple for her later today and see how she feels about it.


1 comment:

  1. It's never a bad thing to have a doctor be suspicious of something, because, as you discovered, the second opinion can usually be more focused and resolve the issue. Sometimes medical diagnosis isn't the exact science we parents want it to be--just like parenting!!!!
    So just keep up the good work and keep asking questions.