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Two Month Doctor Visit

Posted Dec 12 2008 3:50pm

Just in from Georgia's 2 month well visit. They say that a baby's tear ducts are not mature (and thus, don't start producing tears) until about 2 months...I think they've come up with that theory because that's when babies have their vaccinations and start crying real tears! Georgia was no different. But she was a champ nonetheless and she just drank a big bottle when we got home. I suspect she will be kind of pooped for the rest of the day.

Other than that everything is as we already knew it more or less. The doctor explained to us that her loud breathing is because she has a "floppy trachea" which is exactly what it sounds like. It doesn't necessarily make it harder to breathe or anything, just louder. And because she breathes rapidly (due to the heart) it is more noticeable.

We are doing a thyroid test (blood test) just to make sure there are no issues there (common with DS) when we go in for the other blood work next week which will test her electrolytes (because of the medication she is on for her heart).

As far as growth it is kind of interesting. She is in the 50 percentile for weight, 75th for height and 25th for head circumference if you follow a typical growth chart. But she is in the 75th for weight, 90th for height and 50th for head cir. if you follow a DS growth chart--so one "category" difference. She is 10lbs 2 oz, 22.5 inches and has a 14.75in head!

Because with the heart we are so concerned about her weight we are going back into the pediatrician in two weeks to get a weight check, just so we have an idea before the next cardio visit on the 29th.

It'll be a little crazy with me going back to work and all Alex is working on now with the upcoming doctor's visits, so please wish us luck in handling it all! We certainly have a good reason--Georgia!

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