So finally last week I went to the doctor for Savannah’s 2 month appointment. I know, I know, she’s over 3 months already. We had some issues with the insurance, as in we misunderstood what we needed to do to get her on our policy, but it’s all good now. I had to go down to the Vital Records office in Atlanta and pick up her birth certificate. I noticed that they have the wrong city of birth on it. She was born in our apartment, which was in a different city than the hospital, where her birth certificate says she was born. Should I correct this? Does it matter?
The 2 month appointment is significant because it’s the first round of shots! (Well, assuming you didn’t get the HepB shot in the hospital.) I decided to get her DTaP and Rotavirus at this appointment, and we’ll get HIB and PCV at the next appointment, and we’re going to skip altogether HepB and Polio. The doctor seemed a bit confused at my desire to spread it out, but she was on board with letting me make the decision. I need to call the insurance company and see if they’ll cover my visits every month, or if I’ll have to pay out-of-pocket for the extra visits.
Savannah screamed with the checkup, then was happy, then screamed with the oral vaccine (Rotavirus) and really let out a scream with the DTaP shot! Then I held her and she was comforted. I felt like a horrible mother, just standing there while she was crying so! But she doesn’t seem to have any lasting effects so I am glad. :-)
The doctor proclaimed her a healthy baby, on track with other 3-month-olds. She warned me that Savannah will probably start rolling over this month and so I need to be careful when placing her on high places. (So, I guess I shouldn’t leave her on the changing table while I go use the bathroom anymore… Oh well, it was nice while it lasted! :-))
Savannah weighs 13 lbs and 4 oz, and is 24 inches tall. That means she has gained 6 lbs 4oz and grown 5 inches since birth.