Saturday, August 21, 2010

SJ4's First Doctor Visit

On Friday morning, SJ4 took his first trip to the pediatrician for his one week checkup ... at only 3 days old!  He's an overachiever already.  :)  Seriously, the doctor wanted to check him that quickly because we'd gone home sooner than she expected when she'd examined him on Wednesday.  She was worried about him developing jaundice.  Katie Anne developed a bit of jaundice after she was born, and Dr. Colon wanted to check him again on Friday to be sure SJ4 hadn't done the same thing.  So, it was off to the doctor we went!  Getting everyone fed, showered, dressed, and out the door by 9:00 am on our first day home was a bit of a challenge, but we did it!

The little-big man is ready to roll...

Katie Anne had already made plans with my dad to go to the movies on Friday morning since we all thought we'd still be in the hospital, so it worked out well.  She went to see the original Alvin and the Chipmunks movie (the "Sqeakquel" is one of her favorites, but she'd never seen the first one) at a free showing for kids with Granddad while we went to the doctor's office.  However, we wanted her to feel special and like she was still a part of things, so we made a big deal out of her picking out a special outfit for SJ4 to wear to the doctor.  She had a hard time deciding between 2 or 3 choices, but she finally settled on a little striped dinosaur outfit.  Then, we took some big sister-little brother pictures before we left.

Goodbye kisses for SJ4 before she heads out to the movies...

SJ4 got a great report at the pediatrician's office.  He'd regained some of the weight he'd lost in the hospital and was back up to 8 lbs, 9.5 oz.  Of course, his length hadn't changed - still 20.5 inches.  He demonstrated his eating, peeing, and pooping abilities by doing all 3 in quick succession while in the examination room!  His circumcision is healing up nicely, and he showed no signs of jaundice.  Overall, he is the picture of health!  

Here he is with Daddy while we wait on Dr. Colon...
SJ4 looks a little like a mini Pope here in his tall white hat, but he's still super cute.

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