Monday, January 17, 2011

Check-ups

All is well with Audrey, myself and Baby Burns. We had Audrey's 2 year check up at 9:30 this morning and the office was so busy, we were there for nearly 2 hours! She weighs 27 lbs and is 34 in inches tall. They're not at all worried about her diet...she'll eat what she likes and as long as she growing and developing (and we keep offering) there are no problems. She had blood drawn and she's slightly anemic. We'll either be giving her iron drops or giving her a vitamin with added iron. They also tested her cholesterol and apparently it's a bit high. It's hereditary, so they test all kids at age 2. Nothing to worry about, but something to keep an eye on. She only needed one shot today (Hep A.) She left all sorts of happy with a lollipop and Bugs Bunny sticker.

My dr appt was scheduled at 10:30, but we didn't get there until after 11:30...luckily they could fit me in. We waited forever and I have to say, Audrey is the best company! She's just so cheerful and talkative and so interested in everything. She listened to the baby's heartbeat and when the dr finished measuring my belly she said, "All done, Momma!" I'm apparently starting to measure big and I weighed in at 139 (total of 11 lbs gained so far.) Dr. K mentioned that we'll do a sonogram about a month before the due date and if the baby looks big (like Audrey did) he'll want to strip my membranes and get things started. I secretly said a few curse words but agreed. Maybe by the time May rolls around I'll be ready, but I am just so fine with staying pregnant for as long possible! I scheduled my next appt for Feb 21st since I'm off for the holiday (GD test.) Note to self: skip the Pop Tarts for breakfast that morning.

I woke up with severe pain in my ribs early this morning. It stayed around most of the morning and when I mentioned it to my dr he confirmed it was my ribs expanding. But when I mentioned that it spread to my chest and shoulder he said it was more than likely heart burn or acid reflux. Time to get some Zantac.

Audrey had a great time at dance on Saturday. New things she does: puts her hand on her hips and bends her knees up and down (as she says, "Up and Doooown"), jumping off the mat and rolling on the floor, and flamingo stands. I love taking the class with her. She's so fun to watch and she's learned so much! She also loves to sing and clearly has a new favorite song...



Hard to believe January is halfway over!