Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Emma's 6 Month Dr Appt

Emma went to the pediatrician on Monday for her 6 month appt. She weighed in at 10 lbs 3.5 oz and 22 inches long! Go Emma!

One thing we are concerned about is Em's headshape...it's really flat on one side. The dr is giving us one month to round it out but if it doesn't improve she will have to go to Vandy for a CT scan and then get fitted for a helmet. I kind of knew this was coming and I'm bummed about it, but what can you do? She told us to try more tummy time (which Em hates) and to try out her exercauser. We tried out the exercauser last night and today and she does good for awhile but she isn't going to sit in it all day. So I'm preparing myself to welcome the wonderful helmet into our family for the next 4-6 months. Blah!

In other news, we will start cereal in approx 2 months unless she starts showing signs of being really hungry before then. The dr was impressed with Em's squealing, holding her head up, grabbing her toys, etc. She's also been acting like she will start rolling soon.

Em's shots were the absolute hardest so far! She cried so hard her face was red/purple and it broke my heart. Poor thing was hungry and tired and I think overstimulated so it wasn't fun. She got 3 shots and one oral vaccination. She won't have to get any at her 9 month appt.

That is all I can think of for now...I'll try to post some pics tomorrow. It's been crazy around here with me starting school and studying and so forth so sorry for the delay. Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

Aunt Kathy said...

Hi I hope you are having a great Grandparent visit. It is time for an Aunt visit soon.