Saturday, December 12, 2009

Pitiful

Yesterday I took Oliver back to the doctor to get the shots that he couldn't get at his well check because he was sick. Poor little guy got five shots (!) - three vaccinations, a regular flu shot, and a swine flu shot. The doctor was excited to see that he has gained almost a full pound in the three weeks since our last visit (he's now at 19 pounds 8 ounces), but he is still not back on the charts yet. So, the doc ordered some blood work for him - we want to make sure he doesn't have celiac like his big brother.

Getting the blood drawn was not a good experience - they took it from his arm, and the first try didn't work, so they had to switch arms. They had to shut the doors to the waiting room because he was screaming so loud! That's seven needle pricks in one day!! He got a lot of TLC for the rest of the day, and I must say that, despite the shots, it sure was nice to spend some one-on-one time with him.

(The adorable hat he is wearing was knitted by our good friend in Virginia - he loves it! Thank you, Leigh Ann!)