10 Weeks

Evan had his 10-week appointment today. Apparently his head is flattened a bit on the right side (he definitely favors that side while sleeping or lying on his back)! LOL! So, we’re supposed to give him more tummy time (which he hates). We’ll see how that goes.

He also has a bit of a rash (ringworm) on his face, so she gave us some anti-fungal cream for that. We have no idea where he got it from, but I guess we all carry fungus on our skin. Babies just have more sensitive skin, so they can break out into a rash more easily.

He also got his first round of vaccinations, which included two needles and one oral. He did awesome with the needles! He only cried for a couple seconds after each shot.

Otherwise, he’s doing awesome. Here are his stats:

Weight: 10 lbs 5 oz (6 lbs 9 oz at birth; 13th percentile*, 55th percentile for corrected age**)
Height: 61 cm (51 cm at birth; 75th percentile, 97th for corrected age)
Head circumference: 38 cm (32.5 cm at birth; 8th percentile, 38th for corrected age)

*calculated using this website
**His age if he was born on his due date (so, 5 weeks)

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Comments on: "10 Weeks" (5)

  1. Glad baby and mommy are doing well!!

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  2. Ha, Monkey has a flat side on the right side too. We're trying to do more tummy time, but he's having such a hard time sleeping that he's always fussy. Not sure what to do aside from just let him cry through tummy time, but that just seems cruel. 😦

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  3. Ah, the mysterious rash. Junior Ricardipus #2 had persistent impetigo… now gone. Both Junior Ricardipi went through a veritable litany of ear infections, eye infections, rashes, etc. etc. etc. Don't worry, they all go away with time. Eventually.

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  4. UR – thanks!

    MDO – We have a similar problem! Evan can be as calm as can be, but put him on his tummy and he screams bloody murder! LOL!

    Ricardipus – funny thing: our doctor gave us a prescription for the rash. DH went to pick it up, and it turned out to be a vaginal cream! LOL! Now we joke about who gets to put the vaginal cream on our son's face 😛

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  5. Hah. Yes indeed – mysterious rashes can include impetigo, which can also affect various regions of the genitalia. And also thrush, which is good old Candida albicans. In an even more worrying coincidence, oral Candida medication is rather frequently prescribed for AIDS patients… gives you pause when dosing a youngster with it.

    As I said, it'll all be fine once he gets past the “rampant infections” stage. 🙂

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