7 months- insane.
So, I always go with a list of questions and concerns. The Doctor thinks I’m neurotic. I think I’m neurotic. Although to tell you the truth, I am a pretty laid back mom when I am not at the Dr.’s office. I don’t get stressed when my kids have fever, and I don’t care to make their formula from tap water (gasp) if I have no boiled water around. I also don’t care if they share bottles and pacifiers (without me washing them)!
I also believe that I need to give the doctor a nickname. As I have stated before, my girl’s pediatrician was my own. He was my pediatrician from the day I was born until I was old enough to be embarrassed to be seen in his office. I only have good memories of him. He was always so nice and patient. He also had an E.T Sticker on his stethoscope. I loved that sticker. So therefore I will call him Dr. E.T.
The truth of the matter is, I don’t think he remembers me as a child. It’s not that he’s old- he’s in his 50’s, but with the insane amount of patients he has I truly don’t blame him. Moving on.
Every time I go there and put the girls on the examining table- they cry hysterically- like they know what’s coming. They know that this place is not one of pleasure but of pain. Rightfully so, they always get a vaccine for something or other. But he does pick them up and kiss them. He loves babies.
So you want to hear this?
Neve: 19 lbs, 27.5 inches
Soleil: 19 lbs, 26.5 inches
You know what this means?
Neve is in the 78th percentile for weight & 79th for height!
Soleil is in the 78th percentile for weight & 44th for height!
I find this crazy because these girls were born @ 3 pounds! How the heck did they get to the 78th percentile?
My doctor says that it is just their predisposition, that they are big babies (tall, not fat). I asked him how that makes sense seeing as though they are preemies. He said to look behind that- that it has nothing to do with their birth weight. I guess I don’t get it but OK.
I was worried about it until he said “Well you should be happy not stressed. That means they are healthy and growing and are getting the nutrition they need”. He said that it would all even out when they get taller.
Then as I was about to walk out of the exam room I ran into a mother who asked me how old my girls were. When I said 7 months, she said “They’re big babies!”. I told her that they were preemies and were born 10 week early. She said they didn’t look it.
Doctor ET overheard and said to the mother “You see that, and she’s stressing about it”
It’s strange to hear that my girls are “Big babies”- considering all that I went through with them being premature and weighing so little. I spent months worrying about their weight gains. Now, thank GD it’s behind us.