Friday, February 06, 2009

Two Weeks Already

Violet turned two weeks old this past Wednesday - where has the time gone? Oh, yeah, I've been in bed or laying on the couch... ha ha ha... No, seriously, I am starting to be more and more on my feet. I've even picked Jamie up from school, although Shawn had to put the other three kids in the car for me to get there. I have my check-up with the OB next week, so I am hoping to get the thumbs up to do heavy lifting again - gotta get back to the gym. (That is most definitely a joke!)

Violet had her 2-week visit with the pediatrician today. It was her first visit with our regular doctor. The doctor's goal is for the baby to be back to their birth weight by this visit (Violet was 6 lbs, 7 oz at birth), and she weighed in at 7 lbs, 5 oz today! The one issue he had was with her tongue-tie. He took one look at it and said we should have it clipped soon. Although Violet shows no clinical signs of having complications from her tongue-tie right now (because she obviously is not having any problem with her feeding!), the pediatrician predicts that she will have feeding and/or speech issues in the future due to the severity of the tongue-tie. (Like I mentioned before, Violet's tongue actually forks like a lizard's when she sticks it out because the tie is so prominent.) I have not called the ENT yet (it's been a crazy day), but we are planning on doing so next week. At this young age, Violet can still have the tongue released in the doctor's office with just a local anesthetic. Violet's newborn blood tests have not come back yet (which usually means that all is normal), but we are planning on having her thyroid labs repeated in a few weeks regardless due to Jamie's and Clare's history of congenital hypothyroidism. Hopefully Violet's results will turn out like Simon's and we will have another medication-free baby!


Aunt Joan said...

Violet is so sweet! I am glad that you are starting to get around better. Give yourself time, and before you know it, you will be pumping that iron!! Prayers are sent for an easy tongue-release, as well as good thyroid results. Love to all of you, Joan

Stephanie S said...

Zack got his tongue clipped at 3 weeks old because there was some difficulty latching on. Rich and I were so scared for him. But honestly, it was harder on us than it was on him. The ENT took Zack back to another room while he was sleeping in his car seat. He came back 3 minutes later, still sleeping peacefully in his car seat. We heard not a peep. They didn't even use anesthesia because that would hurt more than the clip. Supposedly he cried for a few seconds, but we didn't hear anything. He bounced back and nursed immediately after. He's got a nice tongue now.