Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Owies and boo-boos

Today we went to the doctor for Eóin's 6 month check-up. We had an excruciatingly long wait in (over and hour) in the waiting room. They was an 8 month old girl there too and both of them started getting antsy so we let them play together on the floor for a while (which involved the little girl trying to steal Eóin's toy even though she had the exact same one and Eóin just watching her crawl around).

When we finally made it into the office we saw the nurse for a few minutes and then waited AGAIN. Then we saw the doctor - after which we waited AGAIN. Then she came back to tell me about the shots he would get. Then we waited AGAIN. Finally the nurse came in and gave Eóin 4 very sore shots. THey did not have the cool fast needles for kids here. He did so well until the last one when he let out an almighty holler! Who could blame the kid - he missed nap time and it was dangerously close to lunch time!!!

After all was said and done we were in the office for just over 2 and a half hours! We did find out though that he is a big healthy boy. He now weighs almost 20 pounds (way off the charts) and is 26 1/2 inches long. I was worried I was feeding him too much but the doc said he eats just right and he is just a big strapping healthy lad. What more could I ask for :-) (Except a shorter wait at the doctor's office )


Jonathan said...

So sorry I couldn't be there with you - I know how much you love needles yourself :-(

Can't wait to see you both in 3 days!

Love you!

Anonymous said...

OOOOH poor baby! and poor mommy! hope he feels better soon! Love you, grandma h

MommaHarms said...

Yes, when they start crying for their shots it's tough! Don't worry about the weight - Natalie was off the charts at 6 months, and she was a preemie! Today she is in the 50th percentile and is just perfect. I think they really chunk up at 6 months. I actually had a nurse tell me to put her on a diet, and she was breastfed! I was like, um, no! it just means their healthy!

Anonymous said...

Glad the end result was good. Times like that I would love to be there for you. Glad everything is looking good though.

Lots of Love
Granny C.

The Litwillers said...

Your wait time was an average visit for us in San Jose. Matthew had a very popular pediatrician, so it took forever to get in there. Then we had to go to an injection clinic and wait. Honestly, how do they expect the kids to be good when you have to wait that long???

Ben's ped was less popular and the visits were WAY quicker. Plus, he's such an amiable baby!

You know, I think that whole off the charts thing must be a Feb. 15th baby deal. Kaden weighs only two pounds less than his two-year-old sister! He's a chunk! (But very cute)