Wednesday, February 4, 2009

White Coat Syndrome

Austin had his 4 month checkup today and all is good! He's 25.75" tall (75% still). He weighed in at 14lb 3oz (35%). He was 50% last time, so he's down a little bit, percentage-wise, but the dr wasn't too concerned, since he's eating good. And he still has a little noggin - 25%. And he's meeting all his milestones just fine!

Poor little guy has "White Coat Syndrome" already. He's got a good memory from the last time he was there at 2 months and got shots. He started crying when the nurse weighed him and then again when she measured his head. And all the dr said was "Hi!" before he burst into tears. And he never cries for anyone so he must have known what was in store for him at the end of the visit. There was a good amount of crying and a lot of hugging his snuggly blanket (Have I mentioned how much he loves his snuggly blanket from Auntie Suz?) but he made it through.

I don't have the heart to tell him that he has to go get blood drawn next week to check his thyroid levels.

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