29 Weeks with SydI have random medical updates for all of us:
The OB office called this week and told me the specialist (I STILL don't know exactly what sort of specialist she is...) wanted to see me and do a "growth scan". I know they're going to do an ultrasound, and I assume they will be taking the same measurements they took at the 20-week ultrasound in order to make sure she's still growing properly. I'm still not worried; Chet said he KNEW the specialist would want to see me since I am a new patient and pretty advanced in the pregnancy. Chet said the OB office would look bad if they ignored the concern once it was documented. The appointment is August 22nd.
Chet is doing well, but is still experiencing quite a bit of pain at one of the incision sites. He was due to run out of Percocet (no refills) today, and didn't think ibuprofen would do the trick since the stronger medication wasn't relieving all of his pain. So he went to the hospital last night to get more pain medication. They ran some blood work on him to make sure there wasn't an infection (there wasn't), and they prescribed him Vicodin instead of more Percocet (he was on Vicodin after his shoulder surgery and it worked fine for him). Hopefully the pain recedes a little more each day so that he won't be in ANY pain soon!
Syd had her 18-month well-baby appointment last Tuesday. She weighs 23.5 lbs and is 32 inches long (which is approximately the 40th and 55th percentile, respectively...even though they tell me the exact percentiles I never remember). She didn't need any shots this time around; she got caught up at her 15-month appointment. I talked to the pediatrician (who I really like...thankfully, because there is only one pediatrician at the little clinic on base) about Syd's milk protein allergy, and she said I could go ahead and start trying her on whole milk (instead of soy milk) and other milk products. Her Jacksonville pediatrician said most children who have a milk protein allergy will probably never drink WHOLE milk (even if they outgrow the allergy), so I'm not sure what I'm going to do about that. We're keeping her on soy milk for now, but have started giving her regular yogurt, and a couple of things with regular cheese on them.
Here are a couple of pictures of Syd in her new outfit that Didi sent her. She loves the tulle!