Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Feeling Good, Feeling Fine

Bryan, Seth, and I headed to the doctor's office yesterday and today. Seth had his two week check-up yesterday and was given a good report. He is healthy and he seems very happy. He is now back up to his birthweight of 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Breastfed babies tend to lose about ten percent of their body weight after they are born so our two week check-up basically was scheduled so they could check his weight. Last week, when we went to the pediatrician, we saw another doctor in the practice and he had recommended that Seth see a Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor because of him being tongue-tied. We saw our regular pediatrician yesterday and he said the ENT consult was not needed because Seth can put his tongue out beyond his gum line. We were assured that he would not have speech problems later (a huge concern for me) and he obviously does not have any problems with feedings. Should it become a problem in the area of speech we can have a ENT consult when he begins to talk and clipping the skin under his tongue would still be an option and an easy fix if it is needed. After being weighed, Seth managed to poop all over our doctor (yes, he made quite a mess). Then we scheduled our two month old visit and headed home.
Today we had to venture to the same building as yesterday, but to my doctor's office because today's visit was for me. Since I had a c-section, my doctor had to check my incision and hopefully give me clearance to resume normal activities. I am very happy to report that I am 11 pounds lighter than my pre-pregnancy weight. That's right, 11 pounds lighter than the day that I found out that I was pregnant! I guess that gestational diabetes diet paid off for more than just a healthy baby boy. I was given the OK to drive again. Yay! I am still not supposed to lift over 25 pounds, but that is fine by me, since I do still have some minor soreness. My incision has healed nicely and I just have to report back in a month to make sure I am healed completely.
So with two good reports and one very supportive husband/daddy, we are feeling good, feeling fine!

1 comment:

  1. BTW Seth was wearing a diaper when he pooped on the Doc. Somehow it shot out of the top. Really funny.