this past monday Lily had a doctor visit for her three year old check-up

she had two shots the hib and the dtap/dt/td

not only was Lily’s right leg so sore that she couldn’t even walk but when it came to getting up and ready for school on tuesday morning, Lily chose to stay in bed

until 1pm when she finally felt less sore to get up

after she walked around a bit and seemed a little like herself, she started fading again

after the fading came the vomiting

and after the vomiting came the three hour knocked out nap that she doesn’t do unless she is really sick

i noticed a pattern

i had somewhat noticed it before but this time it was really apparent

the vaccines

i looked at her vaccine chart and sure enough

every time she had the dtap/dt/td shot, this had happened to her

she has had this shot four times now since she began her vaccines

a pattern was comforting because she had always woken up like nothing had happened to her but it still completely freaked me out because it’s vaccines we are dealing with here and what if she didn’t come out of it the same?

she is fine now

i’m glad that the recommended amount for this dtap/dt/td is four to five shots

she is done

i am glad

happy friday

Two year old stats

Happy 11-11-11 everyone!

Lily had her two year old check up on wednesday.

She weighs 27.5lbs and measures 35.5″. She is still in the 90th percentile as far as height is concerned and 50th percentile in weight.

Can you say tall skinny girl? (if she’s lucky, she will take after her tia Sasa)

No ear infections, no problem with the eyes, she has a “happy heart”, she got 1 shot and they took her blood.

The shot was no problem, not even a sign of anything the taking of the blood however, was hard for both she and I.

I was holding Lily and they took the blood from the vein in her right arm. At first she was ok but then, oh boy… she was crying and she wanted the needle out ( do you blame her?). I wanted to cry!

Once out of there Will and I treated our little one to a pink frosted, sprinkled doughnut and some orange juice. I think she quickly forgot about the blood taking.

It’s crazy to think that the next visit (unless there are any illnesses along the way) will be next year. I love Lily’s pediatrician and will miss her!

Well, it is friday. Can you guys believe it? The week flew.

Tomorrow we will be having Lily’s small birthday party so I will have lots of fun pics to share with you on monday.

Happy weekend everyone!

Lily decided to dress up by throwing some necklaces on and wearing booties that are too big for her even though I got them for her last Christmas

at the pediatrician’s after a shot and blood and Lily having her treat

1.5 stats

We took Lily to her pediatrician for her 18 month old check up yesterday.

She is 33″ long and weighs 25.5 lbs.

She grew 1.5″ since the last time we were there and is in the 90th percentile!

She got 2 shots and only cried a bit after the second one.

She’s doing so good. 🙂

These were taken while in the waiting room.



Homeopathic worked!

We took Lily to the pediatrician for a follow-up yesterday.

Her ear infection is gone! 🙂

The Herb Pharm Mullein/Garlic drops totally worked. (along with Lily’s strong immune system)

The one thing I really appreciate about Lily’s pediatrician is that she always tries the homeopathic way first.

Since Lily’s ear infection was gone, she got her 15 month old shots. (2 of them)

She didn’t even cry! (she’s so good)


15 months old stats

Lily went to the pediatrician for her 15 month check up yesterday.

She measures 31.5″ long. (75% above average)

She weighs 23 lbs. (average)

She has a bunch of teeth coming in.

With the exception of a light ear infection in her left ear, she is all good!

She was supposed to have gotten shots but will get them in 2 weeks when we go back to check on her ear.

One thing I learned, teeth don’t cause fever.

Ear infections that come with teeth, cause fever. (that explains the fever she had last week, poor baby)

We are putting garlic drops in her ear 3 times a day instead of doing antibiotics right away. (we always like to try the homeopathic approach first)

Here she is in the waiting room.

ooooooooooo, a new book!


12 month check-up

Lily had her 12 month check-up yesterday.

She is now 30″ long (75 percentile) and 21.7lbs (65 percentile).

Dr. Salinas was happy with her weight. I guess she was expecting it to have dropped since Lily started walking.

I was happy that she was happy since I’ve been feeling like Lily has just basically gotten a lot longer and skinnier. (she seems all legs these days)

She also got her MMR shot (please no crap about shots, again, it’s a personal decision) and had her TB skin test.

She continues to be SO good at her visits.

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oh! and we also had a successful urine test. finally!


Check up!

Lily had her 9 month check up on wednesday.

She weighs almost 20lbs and is 28.5″ long.

They took blood from her finger (not fun) but she was sooooooo good! (as usual)

They were also supposed to take an urine sample but she didn’t urinate the whole time we were there so it will have to wait until the next time.

All is good. She is a healthy 9 month old! 🙂

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Lily waiting at the pediatrician’s office

Crazy mom alert!!

Yup, that was me at Lily’s pediatrician’s office yesterday.

Let me tell you why and try to justify it.

Yesterday was the second day in a row that Lily had been having fever. For the past 2 days, her fever had been up and down from 100.7 to 102.7! (FYI, while most moms are made to think that 102.7 is a high fever, to most doctors it is only considered a medium fever.)

When her fever reached that high of 102.7 and Will looked at me and said: “Let’s go see Dr. Salinas.”, I knew things were serious. (I’m always the one who wants to go see Dr. Salinas.)

I called the office and of course I forgot that the whole office closes for a lunch hour. (how stupid of me) Have you ever heard of such a thing?

So, I emailed Dr. Salinas letting her know that Lily had a high fever and that we were on our way to see her.

Once we got there, and entered through this door,