Friday, March 2, 2012

It hurts me more than it hurts you

Yesterday was Hunter's two month checkup which included a round of shots for various vaccines. He had to get an oral vaccine and then a shot in each thigh. When I met Kristian at the doctor's office (he picked Hunter up from daycare) he mentioned that he thought Hunter needed a diaper change. When I lifted him out of the carseat I saw that yes in fact not only did he need a diaper change but an outfit change as well. I'm just happy he didn't wait to shit on the doctor's table however when Kristian went to remove his brand new diaper to get weighed he decided to piss on himself and the table. Sigh.

The good news is that my little man is growing like a champ, he's now up to 12lbs 14ozs and 22 3/4 inches long so he's gained just over 5 pounds and grown just over 2 inches since he was born. The doctor said that his measurements put him in a high percentile for both and was very pleased with his growth. He also held him in a standing position to check his leg strength which has always been very good, Hunter was able to pretty much stand on his own with the doctor barely holding him. He also put him on his tummy to check how he was lifting his head which he did a good job of and looked like he wanted to try to roll over. So all in all he's growing and developing right on schedule if not a little ahead of schedule and the doctor was very happy.

After that was finished, the nurses came in and gave Hunter the oral vaccine first which supposedly was grape flavored. He sucked that down with no problem. I think he was excited to have a new taste besides milk. Then they laid him down and I held his hands and kept kissing on his forehead while each nurse gave him a shot in his thigh. I had to close my eyes or I probably would've burst into tears. It took him a second to register the pain before he started screaming. I was able to scoop him up pretty quick and he stopped crying right away and was totally fine. He did so great! I really think the shots hurt the parents more than the kids.

When we got home we took him and Moxie on a four mile walk around the neighborhood which is the most exercise I've had in probably 6 months and I can still feel it today. We also gave him some baby Tylenol which I think helped a bit. And he did fine until right before bedtime when he started to get really fussy. He also woke up every 2 hours last night and fussed this morning. But other than that he seems to be fine and I'm hoping by tonight he'll be back to normal and sleeping better again.

9 comments:

Heather said...

Glad to hear he's growing and developing just the way he's supposed to! It's awesome that you were able to get some exercise, too, and that he was such a champ at handling the shot.

carrie1 said...

Not looking forward to Max's 2 month check up! Glad Hunter is growing so well. =)

Kristen at First Name Smith said...

I absolutely LOATHE shot days. I'm sorry :( Poor little man!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Boo! Shots are no fun! Luckily Jamie never seemed to care much after the inital shock of it!

april said...

Yeah, the shots make them not quite right for a day or so. I kind of liked it because Laura would finally get cuddly. She just had 5 shots at her 4-year. It was traumatic because, at this point, they know what's coming and you have to physically hold down a child who is just as strong as you are. Plus, I'm married to a wimp so I had to be the one to hold her down. She was still a trooper after the fact though - as a baby and now.

Little inconvenience is worth it to hear your baby is healthy and right on track!

Venassa said...

Aww poor little guy. I'm glad he recovered from them quick. Chloe cried for about 10 minutes after. The saddest cries she's ever cried. She was better for he next round of shots though. They really do hurt the parents more.

The Hudack Family said...

We just had those shots and the oral also and I felt so bad for her. I know they had to hurt. As for the diaper don't feel bad. I swear it doesn't matter what time our appt is she always is hungry right when we get there so I end up feeding her in the waiting room and by the time they call us back and she gets weighted she normally has a bad diaper.

AmyJean {Relentless Bride / Fry, The Baby} said...

We go in a few days for Annabelle's shots and i'm really worried. I hope I survive. I know she will but i'm sure you understand my fear!

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