Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Henry's 2-month check up

at Henry's 2 month checkup

Today was our Henry's 2-month appointment.  In the past week he's had a huge growth spurt, and he's suddenly completely out of his 3-month clothing. Believe it or not, 6 month sizing fits him length-wise at this point, even though it's a bit wide. So with all of this growth I was super curious to learn his height and weight!  As of today, Henry weighs 13 pounds and is 24 inches long.  That puts him into the 75th percentile for weight and the 90th percentile for height.  He is quite the big, healthy boy! Yay Henry!  On a non-yay note, he had to get one shot today.  It made me so sad to see that needle go into his leg, but he didn't even cry, which was surprising!  We're doing the Dr. Sears' Selective Vaccination Schedule, so Henry got two vaccinations today: the DTaP and the Rotovirus. One was oral and one was given through a shot.  To vaccinate or not to vaccinate is such a hot topic, and although we did go back and forth, we ultimately decided to go this route.  It's still hard to see Henry even wince in pain though, but I think we all did pretty well considering this was our first experience. I'm just glad it's over!

2 month check up

2 month check up

25 comments:

  1. so cute, shots are the worst, my nephews get so fussy after their shots :( In all of your photos you can just see how much you guys love henry, your family is beautiful!

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  2. Awww...he is so so cute! Congrats on a successful doctor visit - sounds like he's doing great! :)

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  3. Did they give him the shot in the foot? awe :-(

    I swear that Judahs feet are sensitive bc after he was born they gave all his shots or checked his blood sugars through his foot, now he doesn't even like me touching his feet.

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  4. Awe, I hate hearing about baby shots, just that little look on their face! :) You have such an adorable family. You look great by the way! :)

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  5. Such a big boy! My little guy is about the same.. he's been in the 90% in weight, height, and head circum. since the get go. The shots don't get any better :[

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  6. Beautiful, both you and your son.

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  7. i really love how you shared the alternative vaccination schedule! i dont have kids yet, but me and my husband had some very lonnnng emotional conversations about whether to vaccinate or not (he said yes yes yes and i said no no no) and we finally stumbled upon an alternative that makes us both happy! very cool to see that it seems to be working for your family, too!

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  8. Henry is getting so big! They grow so fast!!
    And I have to commend you for really taking the time to consider a vaccine schedule for him, a lot of parents struggle with the decision and many many bloggers do not discuss it! We have Leo on the same schedule, much love to your family <3

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  9. Great pictures! That's awesome that he didn't fuss over the shots! <3

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  10. Adelaide was 24" at birth... such a long baby! She was in bigger clothes too, but as a wee baby, everything was too big for her around the middle. In the end I ended up cutting and sewing her onesies and removing the feet haha and she was too long for me to wear her, she kept flopping around where (and although I am over 6ft myself, my height is in my legs)

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  11. Yesterday I had my charlie's 4 month appointment and he had two needles and i had to hold him down for them and it broke my heart! i still hurt thinking about it now. good job henry on the not-crying!!!

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  12. How I miss the baby days. He is precious!

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  13. So cute!! My little one was always up there in her weight too. But for my little one she was in like the 5th percentile for height. :)

    http://lizzypost.blogspot.com

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  14. my mom used to be good friends with dr. sears - he's wonderful :) i LOVE the look on h's face in the first photo... he's SO expressive and i love it!

    <3 xo

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  15. Haha, in that first picture he looks so grumpy, like a little man.

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  16. it's wonderful to see your little one is doing so well, he's growing so fast and is as adorable as ever.

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  17. oh my word, he's so stinking cute.

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  18. aww im so glad he is such a healthy boy and so handsome!

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  19. I'm presuming your decision to vaccinate or not was about the myth of a link between autism and vaccinations? Or is there another reason not to? Anyway, you made the right decision, the study was a fraud. Not just a dubious study, an actual fraud. I'm glad this myth isn't common is Australia, it puts all our health at risk.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/01/06/3107504.htm

    And on a not so serious note, he's such a cutie!

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  20. I miss my little man being that small! But I don't miss the doctor visits, I cried more than he did with the vaccinations!!

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  21. he's so cute! I'm glad his appt went well and he didn't cry for the shots, it's horrible when you have to hold them down when all you want to do is scoop them up! Keep up the great work growing Henry!

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  22. I'm so glad he didn't cry! Good boy! My doctor takes me in his office to talk while the nurses give the shots. It's probably easier for the moms not to be there. Although I'm sure they would let me if I asked. But Kenton does pretty well too. Even though it's so sad for them to get those shots, their little legs with the Band-Aids are so sweet! Happy 2 months Henry!

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  23. what a sweetie! I love how henry looks kinda angry in the first pic jajajaj

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  24. little henry is quite darling! i especially adore the last two photographs of you two with him. d'aww.

    I have been reading your blog for awhile now, but i think this is my first time to actually comment. you are inspiring & beautiful. i thought you should know!

    -tori

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