Friday, February 06, 2009

Vaccines and Check-Ups

Well, I decided to be brave this week and take the kids together for their check-ups and vaccinations.   All in all, they did very well.  Gavin weighed 22 lbs 7 oz (25% – he is up a little bit!) and was 32 inches long (75%).  He is doing well developmentally and is a healthy little guy.  He got two vaccines that he was not very happy about, but calmed down pretty quickly afterwards.

Mikayla was quite silly at the doctor’s office (big surprise).   First she had to go pee-pee in a cup, which she was pretty excited to do (don’t ask me why).  They then checked her blood pressure  and did several other little checks on her.   The also did a vision and hearing screen.  She did great on the vision screen, but had a hard time with the hearing test.  I don’t think she has a hearing problem – I just don’t think she fully grasped the directions of the test.  We are going to go back this summer for a follow-up screen.  She weighed 38 lbs (75%) and was 40 inches tall (75%).  I can’t believe how big she is getting!  Poor little Kayla got five vaccines.  I had the option of delaying one of them, but I figured it was just best to get them all over with.   She was NOT happy about those!  Afterwards she said “I do NOT like shots  - they hurt” – the tone she said it in was pretty cute.  She was pretty tearful about that all day.  Her poor little thighs have been pretty sore, too.

Another cherry on the ice cream sundae is that both of the kids STILL have ear infections.  So I get to do another 10 day course of antibiotics with them.  Mikayla is great about medicine, but Gavin is AWFUL!  They are both on Augmentin, which apparently doesn’t taste very good.  We are hoping that Mikayla is able to finish the whole course of Augmentin.  Last time she had it she had a rash about a week in to taking the medication.  The doctor and I weren’t completely convinced that it was a reaction to the medication.  She had taken it before without any problem.  The doctor wanted to try it again since she didn’t respond to the Omnicef.  We are crossing our fingers that we see no rash!


kathymatthews927 said...

I can't believe how fast my babies are growing up!! Tell my sweet granddaughter "Nana hates shots,too!" Gavin seems like he got his Daddy's ( Uncle Buddy's) build.

Lizzy said...

I don't know that I would want to be on the cup holding end of trying to get a 4 year old to pee in a cup! This is what I have to look forward to in mommyhood :)

I can't wait!

Katie said...

I hope your kids get better soon, that just sucks having both sick!