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My three kilo boy!!!

The MCHN left a little while ago. It wasn't a drama free visit (gosh, is it EVER drama free???)...

When she was weighing him, she noticed a bit of swelling at the tip of his penis, on closer inspection it turned out that he had a long red hair wound pretty tightly 2 or 3 times around it... I got her some tweezers and she managed to unpick it. Of course, I hadn't noticed it because I'm blind as a bat, which left me feeling quite incompetant (no Dave hasn't changed an Ari nappy yet, he does plenty of Bryn nappies though, and I know which ones I'd prefer to be doing)...

Anyway, it was panic stations and she wanted me to race him off to a Drs this afternoon because she was sure they'd want to put antibiotic cream on the swelling. I did ring my dr but they're shut for the afternoon. I had a think and a chat with a friend about it, and there is no sign of infection, Ari doesn't seem upset, and so I'm going to just keep and eye on the swelling this afternoon and if I'm worried tonight, I'll go to the after hours clinic locally because it's gailing and rainy outside and trying to get a cab and get to the doctors with Bryn in tow as well (who has already poured an entire container of honey over the kitchen bench, plus dish washing detergent in the kitchen sink, plus, plus, plus - he's outdoing himself today - is just too much for me to deal with right now, especially if all a Dr is going to say is to keep an eye on it and apply a prescription of ABs if it starts to puss...

Also, thank goodness I'm not seeing this particular MCHN again, her maths sucks... Ari's birth weight was 2750g, and today he weighed 3040g, and she tries to tell me that's a gain of 190g... I said, "No, it's more than that", and she launches into a long explanation of how she has to go off the birth weight, not any weight he lost and then gained again since birth... She asked how much he lost after birth, and I said I didn't know because this is the first time he's been weighed since birth. So, she says, "Well, it's 190g then..." I just said, "Ok..." Rofl... Just for the record, it's actually 290g, which for 11 days is pretty damn good!

Kate and Leah came for a visit, which was lovely!!!

Took some pics of our three little men... Ari and Thom were a bit not happy with being laid on the couch, but Owen was a content little chappy inbetween them, hahaha - I have to wonder is this is a predictor of things to come, hahaha!

My child, in true form, was NOT happy about being left alone on a flat surface (this is something we know about him now)...



Ari, Owen, and Thomas...

Comments

Nic said…
Awww 3 cute little bubs.
cherie said…
oh what a great pic!!! i wish we lived closer so heidi could be in the pic with all the babies :)
Kate said…
Spectacular ad for easysuits hey?

LMAO!!!!
Amanda O. said…
Too cute! (Even if bubs themselves heartily disagree!)

Ah, the joys of MCHC nurses... *ouch* to poor Ari, but I think more because of the image than distress. If he bothered him surely he'd be a bit unsettled by it and I doubt it'd have been on there long enough/tight enough to create a real problem without you all hearing it during nappy changes. The weather is ghastly today isn't it? *shivers*
Juniper said…
Love the pic! I agree with what Leah said on her blog though, they were never "easy" suits for me LOL! Maybe it is the cloth nappy bum, I dunno, but I used to call it the "difficult" suit LOL! Only ever used it a couple of times...

And grrr... re: dumb MCHC nurse. They are all hopeless (gross generalisation there LOL), but i would have thought they could have at least been able to count!
casso said…
Hey have you ever noticed that your boys' names spell 'ABLE' in reverse chronological order?

That is my community service announcement for this evening.

Cheers, Cass
:o)
Sif said…
Ah, Cass, you discovered the english geek in me... Had I had a girl, I was giving her a first name starting with S so our family initials spelled "Bless'd", for boys, I considered two S names, and alternatively to A names, so I could spell ABLE - because that pretty much describes me, right?
Spiralmumma said…
"They are all hopeless (gross generalisation there LOL)"


LOl Jen-I know you said this is a gross generalisation hehe..just wanting to say-it is! :P My MCHN I had for Sienna was awesome-all the MCHN's working for Kingston city council are awesome. Very AP supportive and lovely.

Oh I really want to be a MCHN..damn having to do nursing first! lol

Sorry you got a silly nurse though Sif :(

Gorgeous pic :)

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