Parker’s 6 month well visit.

Parker had his six month well visit on Tuesday afternoon. I had lots and lots of things to talk to the doctor about, and I was also excited to see how much he’s grown.

He weighed in at 16 pounds, 7.5 ounces. He was 27 inches long. He’s still the peanut of the family, being significantly smaller than Zander, Jace, and Lucy, and even slightly smaller than Ashley was at his age. But, he’s growing *great* and the doctor was quite impressed with how well he’s doing developmentally. (That’s always such a blessing to hear!) He checked out just perfectly, got his 3 shots, and doesn’t go back (hopefully) until he’s 9 months old.

As I said earlier in the post, there were several issues I wanted to talk to the doctor about. First, Parker has thrush. I thought I could get rid of it with natural treatments, but it spread to me, and I’ve been having horrible pain with breastfeeding. So, the doctor prescribed oral Diflucan for both of us. Hopefully it will do the trick quickly!

The second issue is that Parker still has his days and nights mixed up. No matter what I do, I cannot get him down before 4 am. I have tried everything. The doctor said to just keep doing what I’m doing – keeping him awake in the late afternoon/evening, putting him in a dark room in a crib, and trying to help him “get it.” One can only take so much of the screaming, though. But, I’m trying. And I’m reading, lots and lots of books. (Anyone have any recommendations? I’ve got Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, and a few others, but I’d love to hear what has helped you!)

The third issue is that my post partum depression isn’t getting any better. In fact, it’s getting worse. She upped the meds (again) and wants to see me again in about a month. I’m really hoping this works. Right now I feel like everything is falling apart.

The last issue was about Lucy, but I’m saving that for another post. 🙂

All in all, it was a great appointment. Gotta love those!

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    Your son is so beautiful, glad he is thriving. So sorry about the sleep cycle mix up and PPD. Please take good care of yourself, send my best.

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    The Stevens Family says:

    What an absolutely beautiful little guy. Don’t worry, he’s way bigger than Ella was at that age! She’s going to be a petite little thing. It looks like he’s just a healthy happy baby. You’re doing a great job, mama!

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    Tilly's Bowtique says:

    My sister got thrush when she was nursing her twins. When they treated all three of them she also ended up having to microwave all of her clothing (!) or something like that to make sure the stuff was all dead and gone. Miserable stuff — only had one child with it, but I'm currently on my second round 😛 <– see my tongue? >hee hee<
    Keep up the treatments for the PPD. For some of us lucky souls (ugh) the hormone changes are permanent. I had significant changes with each pregnancy / birth and am permanently medicated to keep things on a steady keel, and I still have to occasionally change my med amounts and even type if my body becomes less sensitive to it. Just realize that it might not ever go away. But that's okay. Fortunately these days there's a lot to do about that 🙂

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    Dolfindancer says:

    I have a copy of this one. It came highly recommended to me, though my kids were in their routine before I had the chance to finish it!

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    Heather L. says:

    ((((HUGS)))) Angie – I am sorry to hear that your PPD is not getting better. I am sure lack of sleep is really contributing to it. I am praying that something will get better for you very soon! I’m worried about you and thinking of you.

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    Parker looks fantastic! Hang in there with the PPD, it will get better, slowly but surely.
    If you need any help just let me know (I know we don’t live close) but I’m sure there’s things we can help out with.

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