[As you all already know May started off with Matthew struggling to gain weight and fighting off the threat of hospitalization. Thank goodness we got past that.]
Our first ER visit: Then we made our first ER visit with Matthew. Right before Mother's Day, Matthew came down with a high fever, so we took him into the Naval Hospital to get checked out. They took blood, urine and did a chest x-ray. Because we delay vaccinations, they decided to give him a 24 hour antibiotic just in case and after only 4 hours we were home. With the exception of them disagreeing with our vaccination plan, Naval Hospital Bremerton, was fabulous. Everyone was so nice and the time passed by quickly. The next day we saw Lt. D, Matthew's pediatrician, who tested him for the flu (a horrendous test that had Matthew screaming more then getting the blood & urine draw the night before.) He did not have the flu and his fever was gone within a day.
My first Mother's Day with Matthew on the outside: My Mom flew in 2 days prior to Mother's Day and Matthew and I were there to greet her. My Aunt & Uncle drove up from Portland too. It was a great weekend. The weather was lovely and Matthew was as sweet as can be!
|Holding a sign to Welcome Nana!|
|Matthew and Mommy on Mother's Day 2012|
First (and only) Four Month Birthday for Matthew: Matthew turned 4 months old in May. He's a very active little dude. He likes kicking his legs and continues to roll over, as he's done since 2 months of age. His play mat and vibrating chair are his 2 favorite places to be. He continues to sleep from 9pm-6am. His current favorite activity is "eating" his hands. Just recently at his well baby appointment he was 13 lbs and 26 inches long (his weight is still low for what he started at, but he's gaining enough to appease them). The Corpsman said we have a basketball player on our hands. I think she may have been correct. His infant car seat only goes to 30 in. so we are investigating convertible car seats and hoping to find a good deal on one, since we're going to need it sooner then we expected. He still wears size 1 diapers (we've been in those since 2 months) and is in 0-3 month clothes, with a few 3 month outfits mixed in. He can also still wear some NB sized clothes.
|4 month picture|
Thanks for reading along folks. Matthew and Avery are getting shots today. I am the lucky one who does not need to get shots this time around. :-)