Partyof5 (partyof5) wrote,

Mama's always right

Girlfriend is already six weeks old. Actually she's closer to seven weeks but who's counting? NOT ME. She'll be six weeks until 5:14 on Sunday and then I'll start saying seven weeks. I hate it. I hate that she's growing and changing so much and so fast. The whole thing is making me a wee bit anxious. I don't want this whole, sweet, sleepy, easy newborn stage to end.

Speaking of easy, Cora is probably the easiest and best newborn we've ever had. (Sorry, beautiful baby boys. It's true. I still love you both.) I KID YOU NOT- she will sleep SEVEN HOURS at night. We go to bed between 10 and 11 pm and she sleeps until 5 or 6 am. She then nurses and goes back down until sometime between 8:30-10.


June 27 2011 073

Yesterday I took Cora Jane to the doctor for her six week check-up. I hemmed and hawed about even going. I know that she is gaining weight. I know that I don't want any vaccines (yet). I know she is developmentally on target. So what's the point of wasting my time and money?

Then Matt (and my Mother) pointed out that we can't listen for heart murmurs. We also can't check hip development or soft spots. It's like they don't understand that I have Google for that. PAGING DR. GOOGLE.

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So I put on my big girl panties and made the appointment with a new doctor. My friends have been recommending Dr. Harris forever and I was always afraid of "hurting" our previous doctor's feelings by switching. It's a small practice. I'm sure the doctors talk about the patients. Never mind that we RARELY even go to the doctor. Bennett hasn't had a check-up since he was 2 years old.
I'm so vain. Maybe the world doesn't actually revolve around me. (Doubtful.)

And let me tell you, readers, Dr. Harris of Lawrence Family and Obstetrics was awesome. After discussing the importance of Coach diaper bags, baby girl ear piercing, and highly popular cloth diapers, she casually asked me about vaccinations. No judgment. No pressure. No justification on why I want to delay. Just an open and honest conversation about vaccines.  


Maybe I should have listened to my friends earlier. I'm sorry, Jennifer and Alli, you were both right. Dr. Harris is awesome. My bad.

Cora's pretty pleased as well. She's weighing in at 9 lbs, 15 oz (50%) and is 22 and 1/4 inches long (70%). I pulled out the boys' baby books to compare sizes at 6 weeks- Bennett weighed 11 lbs, 12 oz and Simon weighed 9 lbs, 14 oz. Looks like she is going to favor Simon, in size and appearance, which is what I've been saying since the beginning. 

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I suppose we'll just have to wait and see if I continue to be right. More often than not, I am right. (Just ask Matt.) While I obviously was wrong about switching doctors, we'll see about Cora's size. It's exciting to me and simultaneously terrifying. (DON'T GROW AND CHANGE, CORA!) We go back see Dr. Harris at 4 months. I think that will be sometime in September.

Not that I'm actually counting.

Tags: cora jane, doctor visits, vaccinations

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