Two Pediatrician Appointments in One Week

When William and I were in the hospital after his birth, we both saw our individual doctors once a day in the morning. I soon learned that newborns have a lot of appointments and William would need to be seen soon the next week. As Dr. V did not have any openings at the beginning of the week, his first post hospital pediatrician visit was with Dr. F.


While in the waiting room, we watched the movie Up which is on loop for parents and children to watch. As a fan of the movie, I knew the scene where Ellie and Carl see babies in the cloud shapes would come up and snapped a photo.


As is common with newborns, William had lost some of his weight after birth and was now slowly regaining it. At this appointment he was 6 lBs, 2 ounces (as the number is rounded up), so he was on track.


As we left I could not help but admire the amazing waiting room office jungle.


This clearly took many people lots of time and effort to construct this theme.


Dr. F stated that William was doing well and was in perfect health. Still, we needed to come in a second time at the end of the week, and for this appointment we were able to get in with Dr. V. We dressed him in his star onesie for the appointment.


At this appointment some different tests were done including measuring the circumference of his head.


His length was also measured, a test he slept through.


Unfortunately, he had to be woken up for some of the tests Dr. V would do. He was not happy to have his nap interrupted for the tests, and cried throughout most of them.


Once again, he was given a clean bill of health, and we were instructed to bring him in again the following week for his two week exam.

~ Danielle


44 year old mother to our newborn son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

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