Khloë is growing so fast! This week, during her two month check-up, she weighed in at 11 lb 13 oz and 23 1/4 inches long. Wow! I swear she has outgrown the majority of her 0-3 month sleepers overnight! There’s still a few in that range that fit, but we will be moving on to the next size pretty soon, I think. Our almost 12-pounder is in size 2 diapers now. Her 0-3 month shirts, onesies, and most pants still fit.
9 weeks (February 4)
I’m loving her weekly photo with her Hello Kitty doll. It’s going to be amazing to look back at them when she’s a year old and see how fast she changed.
Eyes on Daddy
Play mat time
At her appointment this week, Dr K was concerned that Khloë wasn’t holding her head up well enough. Now, she’s only two months old and hates tummy time, but I agreed to increase her time on her belly so that she can develop more strength in her neck muscles. Personally, I’m not concerned as Khloë can hold her head up when I’m holding her against my chest. Our doctor isn’t a pediatrician, the closest would be in Ottawa, and she said that if there’s no improvement by mid-March she would refer us to CHEO. Later in the appointment she asked if I would allow another doctor to quickly examine the baby. I said yes. The other doctor thought Khloë was fine but that we should continue to help her develop her muscle strength.
The big item for the two month check-up was Khloë’s first needles. She was given the oral rotavirus vaccine, and while I nursed her she was given two other needles. The first needle only caused a whimper, but the second must have really hurt because she started wailing! And then got choking on her milk, which upset her even more. My poor girl! I felt awful and did my best to comfort her. She was upset for quite awhile, too. For the rest of the day she would cry randomly. She slept quite a bit, but didn’t develop a fever.
Week 34 (November 4)
Luckily the obstetric physiotherapist had a cancellation so I didn’t have to wait two weeks for my initial consultation appointment. I explained where I was experiencing the pain and how it made it difficult for me to stand or walk (or even press the brake pedal while driving). Donna confirmed it to be SPD (symphysis pubis dysfunction). She said that rather than moving as one, my pelvic bones are actually shearing together because the cartilage is too loose. Ouch! She showed me ways that I can sit, get in/out of bed, roll over, get into a vehicle, etc that shouldn’t cause anymore pain or make it worse. She gave me a list of simple strengthening exercises to do and suggested using ice on the area as much as possible. I tried on two different support belts and chose the one that felt most comfortable. Then she worked on my pelvic area for a bit. I have a couple more appointments over the next two weeks.
Week 35 (November 11)
My lovely stretch marks are very visible in the Week 35 photo. Anyway, hubby and I attended the local Remembrance Day ceremony this week. I wore my support belt (I’m supposed to wear it as much as possible, even to sleep if I can stand it) and it made the standing around at least bearable. By the time we got home I had an ache in the front of my pelvis so I knew that meant to use some ice and take it easy. But at least I was able to get out of the house. The only annoying thing about the belt is having to take it off every time I need to pee… which is often!
Lots of appointments this particular week! I’m still having trouble rolling over in bed without hurting myself, which I mentioned to Donna at this week’s physio. Also when I lay on my back I get really sharp sciatic pain shooting down my left leg. She worked that area which I think has helped somewhat. I also met my new family doctor, Dr Kipp, on Tuesday. And finally on the Friday I saw Suki. She had me do the Group B strep swab because she doesn’t think I will hit 40 weeks and the results take at least one week to come back.
Fundal height measured at 35 cm. Heartbeat at 150 bpm. Good blood pressure for myself. And I have gained a total of 33 lbs so far.