The [Former] Blog Ian

Saturday, February 07, 2004

The Latest Stats

Ian visited Dr. Jimmie Clark yesterday (6 Feb) and measured up thus:

Weight: 15 lb., 4 oz.
Height (length!): 26 1/4 in.
Head circumference: 16 3/4 cm (in?)

This puts his height and head circumference in the 75th percentile and his weight just below that. He's a big boy!

And he got stuck at the doctor's. Three times:

1. diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis
2. Polio vaccine #2
3. Prevnar vaccine

Pertussis? Pevnar? What the heck are these things?

I'm sure that Ian doesn't want to mess with any of these things, but I don't think Ian understood the wisdom of being injected with these vaccines.

The big news for us is that Dr. Clark said that Ian's head movement is so strong that the SIDS risk is greatly diminished. Consequently, we can let him sleep on his belly if we're in the same room with him or using a baby monitor. And since Ian refuses to sleep in his back, this is BIG NEWS.

One of our biggest struggles these past months was getting Ian to sleep. We've been turning him like a rotisserie chicken, trying to get him to sleep on his back or at least his side. A tiring, exhausting battle. But now . . . now we can modify our battle plan for sleep!

Whew!