Updates: Brandon’s and my doctors’ visits

I took Brandon to the doctor for his three-month visit and for the second half of some vaccinations last Wednesday. He was actually supposed to go last Monday, which I realized the day after I had missed the appointment. What sort of wackadoo doctor’s office doesn’t call to remind you of an appointment?! My ob’s office starts off with an email a week before my appointment and follows up with another email the night before and an automated phone call at some point as well. They don’t mess around. And every other place I go calls if I miss or am running late (as I’ve discovered with my dentist and chiropractor). Anyway, as I was checking out, I noticed they are starting an email list for appointment reminders, which reassured me I am not the first mother to miss a well baby visit.

So. My son is huge. Enormous. 85th percentile in both height and weight, so at least he’s proportional. He weighs 15 lbs and is 24 3/4 inches long. People always express surprise when I tell them his age. Poor baby is 15 weeks old and looks like he’s ready to drive. Anyway, so no worries there. He is in perfect health and not failing to thrive in any way, clearly.

As for me, my doctor sent me for an ultrasound of my lady bits several weeks ago. Everything looked good and my hematoma is gone. Still having some pain from time to time. Actually, I would describe it more as discomfort. And it sometimes gets worse at the end of a long day, especially if I’ve been very active. It’s mostly incision pain, but I still have that weird pulling sensation in my gut. I decided to start running again and have gone twice so far. Don’t see any reason not to do it because my tummy discomfort feels the same whether I’m walking or running. The doctor told me if I’m still having discomfort (mainly the pulling sensation I get in my belly) when Brandon is six months old, then I need to come back in and they might have to go in laparoscopically to see if I have any adhesions. Then she used the word “bowel” in the same sentence and I sort of zoned out. So let’s keep our fingers crossed I start feeling normal again soon and don’t have to ever hear the words “bowel” and “adhesions” in the same sentence again. Anyway, so no ob visits for a while and hopefully not until my next annual checkup!

Here is a picture of my big baby taken a few days ago. Sorry, I have none of my incision or any screen caps of my pelvic ultrasound. I know, I know–such a disappointment for my readers.

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July 6, 2011. Uncategorized.

One Comment

  1. verysophisticated replied:

    He is so cute I can’t stand it. So are your bowels.

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