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
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
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