Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Pokes for Our Poor Little Guy

Jonas had a rough day yesterday. It started with waking up very early; I think the jet lag is really getting to all of us now. He even fell asleep when I took him on an early walk around the park, and he never takes a morning nap. Zack played with the doctor kit with him to show him what was coming that afternoon, but Jonas didn't know what he was in for!

He had his first visit to the pediatrician, and it wasn't a fun one. Jonas cried while the nurse got all his measurements, but he was his usual happy self when the doctor examined him. But then he had to get five vials of blood drawn and five immunizations administered. That meant he had pokes in each upper arm, each thigh, and his inner elbow. He was not a happy camper! I'm glad Zack was there to hold him while they did the shots, because I'm not sure I could have done it. It was hard enough just watching somebody hurt my baby, even though I know it's for the best. Jonas did enjoy the popsicle they gave him afterward and the colorful bandaids though.

Jonas was definitely feeling the effects of the shots for the rest of the day. He took an extra long nap, cried much more than usual, and wanted held and cuddled all evening (can't complain about that!). You could tell his arms and legs hurt him, because he didn't want to stand and wailed when he moved them a certain way. Poor little guy. And he slept really fitfully last night, tossing and turning and waking up several times (which he never usually does). Hopefully he feels a lot better today.

The good news is that other than being little, the doctor said he seems very healthy. At 33.75 inches, he's at the 18% mark for height. But at only 23 pounds 2 oz., he's at the 2% mark for weight. Time to fatten this boy up! We'll get the results of his bloodwork within a few days, but we don't expect anything unusual there. We're lucky to have a healthy (and usually happy) little boy in our house!


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    1. Jonas loves it! He's already made the connection that it's the same thing he sees on TV when Zack watches March Madness.