Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Yes that is a big nasty bruise. Only this time the Phlebotomist did everything right. The needle prick is actually in the area of the bruise that is the lightest (right side). So what happened this time? Well - blood was drawn at 4pm. Work family BBQ was from 7pm until 10pm....who ended up holding Zach from 8pm to 10pm? Jen, because Dustin was busy cooking hamburgers and hotdogs for almost 100 people! Her arm was hurting the whole time, but it didn't click "oh yeah I had blood drawn from this arm today...I shouldn't be using it to support Zach solely for TWO HOURS". When I went to bed I could physically see the bruise and the darker part on the left was a big knot. Yes it hurts......will it go away... in about a week.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Of course if we drove all the way to Park City.....Jen has to do some shopping at the outlet mall....which turned into a fall clothes shopping trip for ZACH! He did seem to find something he loved:
Zach may be more Texan than we thought....
How can you not laugh when this is the first thing you see in the morning...your kid kicking it white trash style. No shirt (those are PJ shorts he is wearing), one sandal, and the shorts rolled in the back. Zach was having fun....but lets just say things didn't look as "trashy" once mom took over ;)
Friday, August 21, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Appointment is at 3:50pm. The plan was to pick up Zach early from the sitter and head to the appointment like we always do for wellness visits. Slight hiccup today - Dustin is sick at home in bed with the flu so Jen is the lone ranger for this appointment. Zach is fussy in the car on the ride to the pediatrician's. For some reason lately Zach HAS to eat something when he is in the car - or he whines and whines and whines. He has also been a bottomless pit lately...no matter what you do you can't keep this kid full - he is ALWAYS eating. So he is eating goldfish and happy. Then we get to the office and Jen has to "move" the goldfish bag to get Zach out of the car seat. Zach isn't happy about that and starts to CRY. My kid is CRYING because the goldfish bag got moved. Nice.
We walk in the office and he calms down...checks out the fish tank. Then the nurse calls his name and he sits on the floor refusing to move. This isn't like Zach - he normally flirts with the nurses. Not today. I pick him up and carry him to the exam room. He sees the basket of suckers along the way and starts to whine and cry because he didn't get a sucker as we walked past. We get into the exam room and the nurse asks what is wrong...I explain he saw the suckers...so he runs out and gets him one. He takes off the wrapper and just holds the top of the sucker with his hand. He didn't want to eat it, just hold it....hold it long enough to make his hands sticky. He starts whining again - all while the nurse is trying to "quickly" take his growth measurements and weight.
Then we had a five minute wait for the pediatrician to come in. During those five minutes Zach continues to cry, whine, throw his cup on the ground, throw his sucker, throw his goldfish....but ate the teddy grahams. The pediatrician comes in - Zach moves into STRANGER DANGER mode. He wanted nothing to do with the pediatrician. He kept pulling the stethoscope off his chest. He screamed when the pediatrician looked in his ears. He laughed when the ear scope made a sucking noise on his stomach. Everything looks normal. We get Zach dressed and ready for his two shots.
The nurse comes in to give Zach his shots. Normally they would have him lay on the table, hold him down and put one shot in each leg. This time she just had him sit on my lap, while she gave him two shots in the same leg. He screamed like he always does for the shots. But then when she put the band-aid over the injection spot I noticed this huge scratch on his leg. The nurse scratched his leg from the injection point about three inches long down the top of his thigh WITH THE NEEDLE. Obviously I pointed out - uh you scratched him with the needle...she says "oops - sorry" and shrugs her shoulders, hands me 18 month old behavior expectation paperwork and Zach's growth card. BAM - we are done.
I start packing up all the "gear" us moms lug around with kids (diaper bag, snacks, toys, etc), tuck the paperwork way (without looking at it), bee line it back to the sucker stash and grabbed Zach a handful. The kid deserved it after that shot experience. Of course this made him smile and STOP whining....and he continued to stay happy the whole drive home with a sucker in each hand.
Later on this evening I started looking at that "paperwork" they gave me. I am squinting over Zach's growth numbers...they didn't make sense....my 75th percentile baby all of a sudden was this:
Head = 48.5cm = 70th percentile
Weight = 25.4lbs = 30th percentile
Length = 31.5in = 25th percentile
What? My kid is now a string bean with a big head? We know he has a big head (one of the reasons I needed a C-Section!)...the weight...yeah I could believe that, he has only gained 2.5lbs in the last 9 months...our home scale a few weeks ago said he was 26 pounds but he has been playing pretty hard at the babysitters and is wiped every night. The length....no way my kid is 31.5 inches. He measured 31.5 inches at his 12 month appointment - SEVEN MONTHS AGO. Dustin and I get the tape measure out - he is 33 to 33.5 inches tall. Not sure how the nurse managed to miss an extra two inches in all her haste at that appointment.
I sure hope future wellness check ups are better than this one!
Venting done.....and I already scheduled his two year check up (5 months in advance).
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
The we decided Zach was old enough to get his first tattoo (airbrushed - non permanent). He cried during the process - but seemed to be proud of the final outcome.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Here is a video of Dustin releasing it back into the wild (the golf course):
Saturday, August 8, 2009
I am sure we will visit this place again in the future!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Zach was happy to see his Grandma Gray again!