Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday Blues...time for more shots!

Yes, today was the dreadful day for 4 month shots :'o(. And mommy had to take baby G all by myself, because daddy had an important meeting. I do enjoy going to the pediatrician just because it's nice to get answers to my many questions face to face and not from Google, lol...but the immunization part I have been dreading for a while now.

For Gavin's 4 month stats:

  • His weight was 16lbs. 12oz. which puts him in the 90th percentile---yes he's a Big Strong BOY!

  • His height is 25 1/4 inches...placing him in the 60th percentile

  • His head 16 1/2 inches--don't have a percentile on that one :o).

  • He met all of his developmental milestones (ie: responds by laughing, smiling, squealing, sits with support, holds head upright and steady, rolls from front to back, reaches for and holds toys, everything goes to mouth!)

  • He has officially been given the "go ahead" to start foods...but we're already on top of that, since he is, after all, 4 months and 2 weeks.

I added a little bit of applesauce to Gavin's oatmeal, but he wasn't too sure about the new taste. I have recently noticed a little bit of a rash on his back, so I'm not going to do sweet potatoes or applesauce again for a week or so (and I will only feed him ONE at a TIME)...hopefully I'll figure out what caused the rash.

And on to the shots, 4 of them to be exact...he screamed a little harder this time and it lasted a little longer (tear). Thank the Lord that he will have no memory of these horrible shots that mommy has to hold his arms down for! But after cuddling and comforting him, he was all better. He is now sleeping like a little angel.

We leave for KY tomorrow...whhhhooooppppeeee!!! It will be Gavin's first time on a plane! Everyone please keep us in your thoughts and say a little prayer for us please!

Happy Monday.


  1. Poor Gavin. I hate shots. HATE THEM!

    Other than that, I am very glad to hear that he is doing well...meeting all of his developmental milestones, and growing big!

    (Story tried to pick Gavin off of the screen this time. :-) )

  2. OH goodness. I dread the day when I have to do this. I will probably cry worse than the baby. I hope he doesn't feel too bad because of them and I will definitely say prayers for you guys tomorrow as you travel. I'm scheduled to work late everyday this week, so unless something changes last minute, I won't be able to make it to the Wednesday gathering :^( But I am going to try to make it to Britta's wedding if I can get out of here, so hopefully I get to see you and your cute fam!

    Love and prayers,