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. 🙂