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Thread: Owen had his 4 Month well-baby visit...

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    central IL

    Default Re: Owen had his 4 Month well-baby visit...

    I just saw this and thought that I would post.
    We go to a family practice. I asked the NICU before we left and they were fine with it. Our Dr. is pretty good with her being premie but I do usually remind them. I remember at her 4 mo. apointment he asked if she was rolling over and I said "no, but she was 2 mo. premie" and he said "oh, well she'll probably start to do that in a month or 2". They also have never told me that she was too small or anything, but I know this varies with Dr.'s so you have to find one that's right for your family.
    Mommy to:
    Nate 1/17/07 Emma Lynn 7/13/08 @ 31 weeks and Clara 2/26/10
    Cloth diapering convert
    love to and

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2008

    Default Re: Owen had his 4 Month well-baby visit...

    Ok well I spoke with my DH's doctor, a family practitioner, today and switched the kids and I over to him as well. He assurred me that if there was something he wasn't comfortable dealing with or felt Owen needed more specific care in some way he would have no problem consulting with a pediatrician, telling us it would be best to put him with a pediatrican, and referring us to specialists. I basically told him I want to talk about the baby in the room - I'm fine with being asked his chronological developmental questions, but I'd also like to be asked his adjusted age developmental questions. I don't want to be pressured into feeding him solids, that I will absolutely do it, but not until I feel he is ready, rather than at a specific age. I said I believe in extended nursing and don't want to be asked constantly when I'm going to wean either kid. I want thermerisol free vaccines as well. He said all that was fine. He said as long as I feed him food when he's ready, that's all that matters. He asked several times if everything is o.k. with Owen though - I'm not sure he gets preemies a lot, but since Owen doesn't have any underlying issues from his prematurity (that we know of yet) I think this will be fine. I'm just glad someone will know Owen, and the rest of us, rather than just a chart. So we'll see...I think the Dr thinks I'm crazy, but he probably already did from me sending DH into him with letters asking him to look into different things with him to make sure he's healthy and all.
    Mommy to:

    Emmalynn Marie
    Born at 37 weeks on 12/22/06
    5lbs 1oz 19 1/2in

    Owen Charles
    Born at 29 wks 6 days on 01/17/09
    2lbs 14oz 15in
    In NICU for 2 months

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2008

    Default Re: Owen had his 4 Month well-baby visit...

    Glad you found someone that you feel good with. That is so important!

    Glad to hear Owen is doing so well too...what a champ!
    I'm Hillary
    Wife to Gualberto
    Mom to Nolan
    Born at 32 weeks-3lbs/10oz
    Our precious early angel

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