Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Doctors and Shots and Tears...OH MY!

Gavin's Dreadful Day...he doesn't look too thrilled here does he??!!!)
(Before we left for our appointment)

(His first set of bandaids)

Well, yesterday was the dreadful 2 month well check-up for Baby G...which means VACCINATIONS!!!!!! Gavin had to have 5 shots, 3 in his left leg and 2 in his right. I have been dreading this day for a while now, I'm almost certain that it was more painful for me than him!

(Waiting on Dr. Gilchrist and the Nurse)

I felt so bad for Gavin...he just layed there on the bed chewing his fists, staring at the dinosaurs on the wall, and was having a jolly ole' time with no clue what was to come! But let's start from the beginning....

First, he fell asleep as soon as we got to the dr.'s office, I thought this would lead to a fussy baby when they took his clothes and diaper off to weigh him, BUT, it DID NOT!!! Which is so sweet to me, I love that he was so laid back and GOOD. So the stats...he now weighs 13lbs. is 23 inches long, and his head is 15 1/2 inches. He was exactly 10 wks. and 5 days at this visit. His weight puts him in the 75th percentile and the Doc said he is "just above average" in heighth. He met all of his developmental milestones and is doing wonderful...praise GOD!

His next visit is at 4 months and I think we can expect some more shots :o((( .

(His battle wounds!)

On to the actual shots...I had to hold his arms down (which made me feel like a HORRIBLE mother) while the nurse poked his sweet fat legs. With the first shot, his face turned about 20 shades of red, his mouth was wide open...but no noise...the first shrill took a few seconds of straining (that was kinda funny looking back on it). And then with every shot more screams. However, as soon as she finished the last poke, he stopped crying and was okay---he fell asleep around 5 minutes later. How wonderful was he??? Such a brave and strong little boy...I was so proud of him! (I did give him infants tylenol, which I'm sure helped) So to reward my sweet baby for his behavior, I made sure that either Nelson or myself held him for the rest of the afternoon ;o). He was a little fussy after he woke up from his nap, but overall it went well.

***And---a little side note---we bought a new computer after the appointment and I LOVE IT!

We are counting down the days until Sunday, nana and auntie Patty are coming to visit us for 2 1/2 weeks and we are OH SO EXCITED!!!!!!! My mom hasn't seen Gav since he was 2 weeks old, so he is in for a treat...lots of SPOILING!

And this Friday, Aunt Lisa, Uncle Scott, Nicolas, Natalia, Nadia, Tio Jorge, and Tia Martha are coming for the weekend. We haven't seen them since Gavin was 4-5 weeks old. So look forward to lots of pics in the upcoming blogs!!!

Have a wonderful week mama's!!!


  1. Well, I refused to hold Story down. Jacob had to do it. And I STILL bawled my eyes out whenever they stuck her.... How ridiculous am I?! I'm hoping to do better the next time....

  2. awww! Well, I'm glad that's over. It's never fun watching them get shots. HE is cute as always....so glad your mama is coming soon!