Monday, December 20, 2010

Gaining Immunity

Waiting to get his shots at the doctor's office.
Today, I took Ethan to his 8 week doctor appointment where his received his first round of vaccines.  I've been talking up this day to him for the past couple of days -- so that he knows how important it is to get vaccinated.

The doctor said Ethan looked great during his check-up.  He now weighs 12 lbs and 9 ounces and is 23.25 inches long.  He does have a bit of dry skin on his scalp (aka "cradle cap"), so we just need to keep using a baby brush on his scalp to gently stimulate the oil glands -- the doctor did say we could also use some baby oil or mineral oil to help.

When it was time for his shots, Ethan was a real trooper!  He got the oral rotavirus vaccine first and then received the other 3 shots in his legs.  He only fussed for a few seconds out of surprise and was perfectly fine by the time I picked him back up.  He even smiled at the nurse before she left (Ethan is going to be such a flirt)!  It wasn't easy to see him get the vaccinations but I'm glad he got them and that he handled the visit so well.  Hopefully, he'll be this easygoing for every shot he needs to get!  He had a long nap this afternoon as we drove around Nashville with Chris and Christine (Cayne's friends who live in Germany that are visiting us before Christmas) but seems pretty normal -- no signs yet of fever or more-than-normal-fussiness caused by the vaccines.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it stays this way.

Our little boy is really growing up -- I can't believe little Ethan is already 8 weeks old today and that he'll be 2 months on Christmas!

Happy to be home after his visit to the doctor's office.

Look at that big belly!

Look Mommy!  Matching band-aids!

What, me worry?

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