Check Me Out – 5 Months

25 Aug

Lila had her 5 month check-up today. She did really well and is growing like a weed. She is up to 16lbs 4.5oz and 25 3/4 in tall. The dr. said it seemed that she was right on track for everything and that she was super strong. She also showed me a trick to get Lila a little more comfortable sitting up so we are gonna start practicing. I’m not in any hurry for her to grow up but she seems to be doing it whether I want her to or not. She asked about Lila’s sleeping habits and when I told her she is getting up once during the night she said she thought that was odd because right now shouldn’t be a growth spurt for her. I’m not sure I completely agree, all babies are different and have their own schedules. She said if I increased her food intake during the day it may make a difference. If you have ever been around Lila though you know you can’t make her eat if she doesn’t want to. She will simply refuse if she isn’t hungry. She said we might want to introduce solids and that could be the solution. She is already doing cereal one time a day but I guess we will start branching out here soon. I am going to try and make my own baby food. I don’t know how much of a success this will be but I want to give it a shot anyway. I received a food mill and a great baby food book as a gift and I think that is a great starting point. I also ordered liltte 2oz freezer trays that have lids on them to make the portioning easier. This should be interesting.

She didn’t have to get any shots today. She just received the liquid rotarix and they pricked her finger for some routine bloodwork. The prick didn’t phase her, she just smiled the whole time…I was astonished. I realized that next month is our final monthly appt. and then we go every 3 months. That makes me sad for some reason.

Lila was making eyes at a lil boy in the waiting room. It has already begun!

And here is some general cuteness to enjoy….



And now for the rant portion of my blog. If you don’t feel like hearing someone complain, quit reading NOW!

The time management of dr.’s offices infuriates me. The dr. that Lila sees is my favorite dr. at her practice but she is also chronically late. I had been warned about this before going to see her but the first few times there was no problem. However, the last two times I was there for 3 hours each time. I try to schedule her appt. so I can take her on my lunch break but it never seems to matter to them that you have a schedule too. I specifically got the dr’s first appt. today so there would be less chance of a delay. I shouldn’t have been shocked that we were there for 2 hours. I’m sorry, but to have the 1st appt. and not be able to get out in under and hour is crazy. The dr. was an hour and 5 mins. late. Well this explains why I waited for so long all the other times. She came right into the room as if she wasn’t a minute late and just acted as if everything was right as rain. I was really aggravated. As we were checking out and scheduling Lila’s next appt. the receptionist asked me what time I would like. I had had it so I politely asked her if the dr. made rounds at the hospital in the morning before coming in. This was the only explanation I could come up with for being so late on a consistent basis. The receptionist looked at me with a knowing stare and said “Not usually.” I could tell this wasn’t the first time she had been questioned about this. I wasn’t rude to her because I know it wasn’t her fault and we all know I steer away from confrontation. However, the more I think about it I just wanted to tell the dr to her face that my time was just as valuable as hers. Luckily I have an understanding boss with children but that doesn’t make it ok. Needless to say I scheduled her next appt. with a different dr. in the practice. I hated to do this because this dr. is great with Lila but I can’t spend half my day waiting on her show up. Vent over.

2 Responses to “Check Me Out – 5 Months”

  1. Julie Dawson August 26, 2011 at 12:22 am #

    I feel your pain about the Dr.’s visits. I have complained a couple of times to our Dr.’s office. 😦 Lila’s curly eyelashes are the cutest! See you on Sat.!

  2. margaret romines August 29, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

    Laura tell her how you feel , I did my dr, one time and he said well I’ll not charge you for today’s visit,,,, needless to say it didn’t help me because I had already meet my stoploss for the yr.. but I learned to tell Drs. how you feel .

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