Wednesday, May 8, 2013
2 month checkup
The good of the doctor's visit is that she's 9lb, 5 ounces and 21 1/2 inches long. She's at the 10th percentile for her age on both measurements, which is higher than she has been in previous visits. She impressed the doctor with how well she does on her tummy, and the way she drank the vaccine. The doctor says in her experience babies that take the oral vaccine well end up being good eaters as they grow up instead of picky eaters. Fingers crossed she got my general agreeability in the food department because dealing with Matt's pickiness is hard enough.
We asked again about her birthmark because it makes Matt nervous and he wasn't at her last appointment when the doctor assured me it was okay. She noticed this time how deep the hemangioma seemed to go and because it's on the midline of her back we're going to be scheduled for an ultrasound. The doctor did warn us that they might want an MRI as well, but hopefully an ultrasound will enough. The worry is that if the hemangioma goes deep enough, it might connect with her spinal cord and may need surgical intervention. If it doesn't connect, then there's no problem and we'll just leave it be because these things tend to clear up after a few years anyway.
While today was the checkup, she actually turned 2 months old four days ago, on Star Wars Day. So we found our local 501st Legion and I got a picture for the baby book.