Vaccines: to DTaP or not to DTaP?

Next up at the doctor’s office yesterday……….. vaccines. The pediatrician didn’t even bring them up even though you’re supposed to receive some shots at the 4 month visit. So I thought that was pretty cool–he was respecting our wishes to not have any. But I brought it up. I know what it’s like to not have a doctor on your side and I wanted to be absolutely sure their office was going to be OK with us not vaccinating (or delaying). I didn’t want to run into issues or attitudes every time we came

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Pediatrician: 4 month check-up

Ryan had his 4 month check-up yesterday! And I left with way more questions than I went in with. It’s not completely the ped’s fault… Ryan decided he wanted to scream (it was past his nap time) and Steve and I could barely hear what the doctor was saying. Needless to say, it cut our question time a little short. Besides, I got the doctor’s opinion on what he thinks we should do… now I just need to figure out if we’re going to DO it. But first…

Weight: 16 lb 10

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2 months old! Ped appt and vaccines

Ryan is 2 months old!!!

We went to the pediatrician today for his 2 month appointment. He had just fallen asleep for a nap when it was time to go so he was NOT very happy about it! And Steve had to work this morning so I went solo. I was really nervous because there’s a whole load of vaccines that are supposed to be given at the 2 mo appt and I didn’t want any of them and had no idea how our doctor would react to

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We’ve got one BIG BOY!

Ryan is 5 weeks old today and yesterday we had our 1-month appt at the pediatrician.

Q: What’s with the wheezing noise when he breathes sometimes? A: His nose is probably just a little stuffy. Try using saline solution in his nose–no need to suck it back out. Do it 30 minutes before feeding him about 3 times a day.

Q: Sometimes he feeds and then spits up a bunch and cries to be fed again. Normal? A: Yes, it’s normal.

Weight: 10 pounds, 6 ounces. (that’s a gain of 2 lb 7 oz

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Interviewing a pediatrician

I wasn’t sure what to expect and I don’t think interviewing a pediatrician is necessarily needed, but it definitely helped set our minds at ease–one less thing to worry about. Some of you other first-timers asked me to share the questions we asked and how it went and I’m happy to try to help so here we go…

First, this pediatrician was recommended by our OB. She said he was “the sweetest guy.” Also, he works in an office with a well-known and very well-loved pediatrician so we figured he had to be great

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