Thursday, August 14, 2008

Scientific Proof

I know that I have been harping on how much Sara Beth has grown in the past two weeks, but now the doctors can vouch for me too.  Heather took her for her two week checkup.  To recap, by the time she left the hospital on Saturday, SaraB weighed in at 7 pounds 6 ounces.  Today, she tipped the scales at 9 pounds 1 ounce.  So she increased her body weight by 20% in less than 2 weeks!  When the nurse pricked SaraB's foot so the she could get blood, that was less fun, but SaraB calmed down quickly.  The doctor said that SaraB's had all the symptoms of acid reflux, so if her current medicine doesn't work for her, then we can switch over to a medicine that directly targets acid reflux. 

I never take medicine for myself.  I figure if my body hurts, then I should feel the pain so I remember to take it easy, forgoing pain medicine.  Before Sara Beth was born, I just figured that my opinion on medication for her would be the  same, but when SaraB starts hurting, I want to give her whatever she needs to feel better.  I think part of being a parent is reconciling these sorts of differences in myself.

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