Wednesday, February 23, 2011

4 Month Check-up

Yesterday, Ethan had his 4-month doctor check-up.  Dr. Freeman said Ethan was looking perfect, which is always good news to me (since I think he is perfect anyway).  He is 25.5 inches long and he weighs 15 pounds and 4 ounces.  Such a big boy!  Ethan was full of smiles and giggles for the nurses and doctor...until it was time for him to get his shots at the end.  He did OK -- just cried a bit but by the time I got him dressed and back in his carseat he was happy and fell right asleep.  

Unfortunately, his sleeping didn't last very long.  Once he woke up at home, he was obviously tired but nothing Cayne or I could do would put him back to sleep.  Then he started groaning.  Honestly, he sounded like an old man lying in bed groaning in pain.  It was strange though because he didn't have a fever and if you looked at him or played with him he would burst out a smile or start laughing with you.  We did get him to sleep for a couple of quick naps between groaning/playing/eating.  Here is a video of him playing with Cayne before dinner:  

In the end, we wanted to make sure he was comfortable and that he got some really good rest (it's a lot of work to produce all these antibodies, after all) so we did give him some Tylenol (his first dose!) and fed him some more, which put him to sleep for the rest of the night.  Today, he is a little sleepy and had a teeny tiny fever so we gave him another dose of Tylenol and he is sleeping soundly again.  

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