Ok, supper’s over and I’ve read a few blogs…so it’s time to add more to mine.
Other things we talked about at the ped’s office:
He doesn’t see any problem with taking Max up in a private plane unless Max has a cold.
He says that if Max only has a temperature of 101 but no other symptoms then I should just watch him for a day or two. But if a temp is accompanied by other symptoms (fussiness, lethargy, lack of appetite, etc) I should bring him in right away.
Max has a birthmark on the nape of his neck called a stork bite; its official name is hemangioma. It may fade or not, but is mostly covered by his hair.
Max has been spitting up every once in a while…maybe once every other day or so. I’ve been a little worried about letting him sleep completely flat on his back so we’ve been letting him sleep in his carseat. The ped said with occurrences that rare we don’t need to worry about having him sleep completely flat.
I haven’t been using anything on his skin after changing his diaper…the ped said if it ain’t broke don’t fix it…there’s no reason to use diaper rash cream if there’s no diaper rash.
I told the ped I’d checked his temp under his arm a time or two…he said that’s fine. If the temp is one degree less than a fever then I could take his temp rectally, but generally under the arm is fine.
I think Max has been over his cold for a few days, but Sunday night (at his 10pm feeding, I think) his eye was clogged with mucus (I guess?). He never had it so bad again…I just wiped it off with a warm cloth. I told the ped and he said that was the right thing to do. I called Mom and she said that may just be the cold coming out that way. I need to ask her how long this may continue…he’s been having a tiny bit of it every once in a while but nothing as bad as the first time.
I told the ped we were taking Max to Florida in a month and asked if he had anything to say. He suggested we get a babysitter to come with us. We’ve talked about having Tj’s mom come down and stay in the room with him but I think neither of us really wants to do that. I thought about it that night and the conclusion I’ve come to is that we should be able to handle it ourselves. Either I bring Max into the parks, or I have to bring the pump and pump/dump everything. If Max continues this feeding schedule we’ll only have two feedings in the parks…I’ll feed him at 8am and then we’ll go to the parks, and we’ll just be back in the room by 10pm for his last feeding.
Max got his second hepatitis b vaccine during his visit. Man, as often as I’ve seen his little face get all red I think that was the fastest! Poor boy, he was so hurt. He screamed out for the longest time, but he was asleep before we even left the room to go home.
My weight has been dropping a little bit these last few days. I’ve noticed that I’m not as hungry anymore, either. I guess I’m getting the hang of this, maybe. The hot/cold flashes are slowing down, but still here. I tried on some of my old clothes Tuesday night and it’s a total no-go.
Today was the first time Max and I hit the road for shopping, we had a good day. We headed out about 10:15 and went to Sears for a return. I didn’t realize until I got to the counter that I’d left my purse in the car. After taking care of that we walked around the mall a little bit and picked up a present or two for daddy. I checked on my Mrs. Ellis watch and found out that the movement had been completely replaced/updated so it’ll be a lot cheaper to fix than I was originally quoted. The guy at the counter recognized me and commented that he’d never seen Max before…it’s always nice to be remembered!
After the mall we headed to Target to return some duplicate baby gifts. I tried on several shirts and bought them. Max got fussy for a while but settled back to sleep with the help of his pacifier. After a little more shopping I decided not to press my luck…and it was almost time for his lunch. I went through Zaxby’s drive-thru on my way home, then fed him and ate my lunch after. All in all a productive day.