Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Two Month Update

Ruth went to the pediatrician today. She tipped the scales at 11 lbs. 10 oz., up two pounds, one ounce since her one month appointment. She measured 22.5 inches in length.

She is at or slightly above the 50th percentile for head size, weight, and length. The pediatrician thought she was doing very well.

Ruth also will be starting Zantac. She has been pretty cranky as of late and showing some classic symptoms of silent reflux. We hope that the medication will help her feel better and smile more.

She also had her first shots: HiB, for influenza and meningitis; Rotavirus, to protect against a cause of serious gastrointestinal disease; pneumococcal conjugate, to protect against strep that causes pneumonia and meningitis; MMR, for measles, mumps and rubella; Hep B, to protect against the liver disease; and DTP, to protect against diptheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough).

She revisits the pediatrician in two months unless her reflux doesn't respond to treatment.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Smiles are good... and I wish Ruth lots of smiles in her lifetime. She's off to a good start with a good mommy and a good daddy! As a grammy, I am happy for this!!