2 Month Appt.
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|Fri, 09-03-2010 - 1:12am|
Alyssa is finally two months old! She had her appointment today. She was born at 8 lbs. 10 oz. and 20.5 in. She is now 11 lbs. 10.5 oz. and 23 in! She's in the 75th percentile!
The ped. was very proud of the way she handled everything. She said Alyssa was a very good baby. She only fussed a little bit when the ped. checked her heart/lungs. She drank the oral immunization just fine, or rather licked her lips. She didn't cry at all for the first shot, but decided she didn't like the second shot. She was poked a lot in the hospital (every couple hours for three days straight to check her sugar levels), so she's used to being messed with.
The ped. said that Alyssa's arm, leg, and tongue muscles are really strong and that she's ahead of schedule in her development in those areas. The ped. placed Alyssa on her tummy and was surprised by how calm she was and that she lifted her head up right away. Alyssa may have been the last JB born, but she's determined to keep up with her fellow JBs!
I mentioned that Alyssa has been chewing on her bottle nipples and the ped. didn't discount the fact that she may be teething. She said to watch for white spots on her gums. Yikes! I was hoping she would tell me it's too soon and not to worry about teething yet!
The ped. just had two areas of concern. Alyssa has a small red area in her belly button. I guess it's a remnant of her umbilical cord, but it's still connected and has a blood supply so it won't fall off. So Alyssa has to see a pediatric surgeon to have it removed just in case it bleeds a lot. The ped. said it was probably a bit much to send her to a surgeon, but she doesn't want to risk it bleeding. The ped. also pointed out that Alyssa leans her head to one side a little bit when you hold her sitting up. Apparently her neck muscles on that one side are tight and a little weak still, probably a result of a vaginal delivery. The ped. said it's common for baby's neck muscles to get tight like that from delivery. So she suggested physical therapy just to make sure it doesn't become a problem later.
All in all, Alyssa is doing just fine! I'd venture to say she's doing spectacular, but that may just be me being the biased mother! :P I can't wait for her to giggle! :D