Growth and health
Evangeline is madly teething, has a mildly infected right ear and a soar throat…unpleasant times in the Maynard household, but we are hanging on with lots of nursing and patience. They said the ear irritation is quite mild and likely to pass on it’s own. In the meantime I am just watching for signs of it worsening.
She had her Well Baby yesterday and at 7 months 1 week she weighs a whopping 14lbs 13oz, 🙂 my porker, note the sarcasm.
Of course the RPN was like, wow that is light, can you bring her back with you next Friday to be weighed? and of course I was like, a yea, were I go she goes…but that is over 2lbs in two months and pretty consistent with how she has been all along, remaining between 5th-8th percentile. She grew 2 inches after all, she is not a starving baby..she eats soo much, she is just wee. Why does everyone always get serious about her small stature..I am 5’2 guys. Anyways she kept saying, oh she is healthy and has great muscle tone so I am not overly worried. She is 67cm long, or 26.4 inches.
Anyhow I looked a mess due to getting 3 hours sleep the night before after a week of craptastic sleep, and I asked about my appointment to meet the Mental health nurse, so I see her next Friday to determine if I do have PPD or just personal imbalance,lack of support and no sleep depression lol. The RPN closed her door and let me cry, reassured me I am doing an excellent job cause E. is so well adapted (will go to a stranger fine, smiles at everyone ect..) I am just not finding the balance between her needs and mine, thus neglecting myself, thus my moods are suffering. She is going to meet with me regularly in person and via phone to work on a plan and routine that helps everyone get their needs met, and I am so grateful.