Today Peyton had his 8 week appointment. It was the first time that we've gone to the doctor that Peyton was all smiles and noises other than crying. And then... Today was his first round of vaccinations and he screamed, but was easily calmed after it was all over and fell asleep on the way home. Then it hit him. The pain in his leg from the tetanus. He won't straighten out his leg or let us touch him without screaming the most blood curtling yell you've ever heard. Now he is sleeping, but will only sleep and eat curled up in a ball...it'll be a long night. Now that Zack and I are aware of what triggers the crying we've been able to limit it and so far he's not running a fever or having any other problems. Of course when he was screaming earlier and we didn't know why, I cried. I can't stand to see my baby in pain.
He weighed in today at 10 lbs. 9 oz. and was 24 inches long. If you follow the blog then you know at the last appointment a month ago they said he was 10 lbs. 8 oz. Us and the doctor agree that the past weight must have been wrong because he eats well and is otherwise healthy. We'll go back for a weight recheck when we get back from Florida just to make sure he's doing well. Otherwise he still has stomach issues so I get to try cutting things out of my diet now to see if it's something I am eating that's hurting his belly.
He's a very happy child mostly. He's started really having a personality. He laughs and smiles and coos. He's lifting his head pretty well, but still doesn't have a lot of rotational control...he looks drunk sometimes when he tries to turn his head unsupported. We play all kinds of games to help him develop his motor skills and his visual skills. He loves the outdoors. We spend time outside every day it's nice out, frequenting many of the Denver parks and trails. We go to Florida in a week, so Peyton will get to go on his first plane ride and Zack and I get to experience our first time traveling by plane with a baby...and packing.
Thanks for reading.
Connie and Zack and Peyton