Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ana's Year and a Half Checkup




It's been several days now but I had forgotten to write about it. Ana had her one and a half year check up. All is well and she is in good health. Then she got two shots. This is what amazed me. The first shot went in to her leg, was injected, and then pulled out by the nurse..... all without a single sound of complaint from Ana. Nothing. Half way through she made a little bit of a face indicating she was not fond of the experience. That's it. I have seen the delayed cries but never no cry from a baby shot. Then the second shot went in to the same leg. Quiet at first, annoyed look half way through, a small cry at the end and for several seconds after the shot was withdrawn and that was it. That was impressive and the most I would have expected. But that first shot, no complaint even after it was withdrawn, that was crazy to watch and unexpected. I know there is no prize for dealing with shots but I was just surprised that the experience was not more traumatic. It is apparently slightly more traumatic for me than for Ana. The best part, all is well and Ana Uku is healthy and beautiful. Which reminds me, for posterity's sake, we have a very good doctor for our kids. Dr. Wang. We met with several pediatricians until we found her. None were bad but Dr. Wang is great, patient, friendly, and not at all bothered with any of my wife's granola ways. We want to talk about an alternative schedule for the shots to space them out? No problem. We have babies who are breast fed and we do not want to give them supplements until they are older? No problem (there is generally a push these days to add supplements for babies who are fully breast fed). Kids tend to eat vegetarian? No problem. And, no judgement. Just good helpful doctoring.so, all good and all adorable.

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