We had our 2 week appointment today. Cully has gained 2 lbs since his 48 hour check-up, and is now an even 9lbs. Hard to believe, he'll be a month old before he meets his sister's birth weight
We had to do the heel-stick again for the infant screening test.
we did it at 48 hours, and it sucked...and the sample was unuseable. I wasn't going to get it redone, but I asked around MDC and everyone seemed to agree that it was a necessary test, so I decided to redo it today--but told the nurse I wanted a phlebotomist that was more familiar with it to do it. I said "I'll do it twice, but I will NOT do it three times."
It was MUCH easier this time--it took her 2 minutes to fill the four circles with blood, as opposed to the half-hour it took last time. I think the "stick" wasn't deep enough last time--they had to milk his little leg/foot for blood
I nursed him while they did it, and he was pissed, but did ok.
Also, we have to go back in anothor 3 weeks because she still can't find his testes. One is in there, but not dropped, and the other one is missing altogether. He has fluid in his scrotum, but no hernia it seems, which is what she was more concerned about. We may have to have an ultrasound done if they don't show up in 3 weeks.
Other than that, he is doing just great!