Monday Brooke turned 4 months old!! OH. MY. GOODNESS. (As my friend Angela would put it! lol). Today we had her 4 month appointment and it went really well. We'll start off with her stats...
Weight: 13 lbs 15.5 oz
Height/Length: 25 inches
Head Circumference: 42 cm
On the Chart: 50th to 75th percentile for both height and weight
And she looks great! We saw Dr Sanchez, and I can't believe I am actually saying this, but I think I'm going to make him her official primary doctor. I have ended up seeing him on both of her well check ups, basically as a fluke. For her 2 month appointment, she had the ear infection about 2 weeks before her 'official appointment', but since we had to go in for a follow up with him 2 days before her appointment and the infection was gone, they went ahead and did it then. I made this appointment for this day and time hoping Mitch would be able to make it (which he didn't), and he was the only one at the Riverside office who had an opening this day. I've said that I wanted my girls to have a female doctor and my boys to have a male one, and I love several of the female doctors at the group, Dr Sanchez has really been great, personable and doesn't make me feel like I'm inconveniencing him or taking too much of his time. But that's not the point, back to Brookelynne...
All of the things they normally check looked great, she's eating the right amounts, and she's got a tooth coming in and that's the reason for the ear-pulling phenomenon that we've been experiencing, lol. Unfortunately we are going to have to see a/some specialist(s) for a spot on her neck. When she was born, we noticed she had what looked like a scratch on her neck, but we just assumed that the doctor scratched her when he pulled her out of my uterus. At her two month appointment I showed it to Dr Sanchez, because it wasn't gone. One day I'll look at it and there's a fresh scab, the next time I see it, it looks like its almost gone, but then a week later it looks fresh again. He wanted us to give it a little more time and so we looked at it today, and he's referring us first (and hopefully only) to a dermatologist, which is best case scenario, where its some sort of rash that will be treatable with injections or a topical cream. If we see her and she can't take care of it then we'll have to go see a general surgeon.
Here is the reason that concern's Dr Sanchez. Apparently, while in the womb, before their head completely develops, they have what are called "sinus tracts" that are necessary until their sinus cavity is formed. They usually grow closed by week 28-30 of the pregnancy. If they aren't closed then they have to be removed. Brooke's what-ever-it-is is in the exact spot that one sinus tract runs, and while Dr Sanchez couldn't see a actual hole (which is why he's sending us to a dermatologist first) it seems to be draining from somewhere because it scabs over periodically. So I have an appointment at 10:15 tomorrow, so we'll see where this goes. But I'm not worried, because my God is great, and He has given us an amazing little girl to care for and no matter what happens, she's ultimately His, and He'll used her for His glory no matter what! :)
Speaking of that little girl, I am pretty sure you all would like to see a picture!
This is our "Super Baby"!
And one for the road....
(this is her laughing at the dogs, she finds them HILARIOUS all of a sudden!)