Monday, June 04, 2007

Head Bobbing and Colds

I took Matilda to the paed last week to check out her head bob. Madeleine commented on it at M's christening, and it's been ongoing since then, although she doesn't really bob her head when her patch is on. The Dr decided that the head bob is a form of non-verbal communication and Matilda's just trying to chat with us. She can control it somewhat, and doesn't bob all the time, so she wasn't too concerned by it. We also got her ears checked out, as she always pulls at them when she's upset, but they looked just fine. So it was a typical paranoid first-time parent doctor's visit! ;)
We took all of Matilda's vital stats, she's just a bit over 8kgs now and 70cms long. I can't remember her head circumference, but she's in the 95th percentile for that! Her height is in the 75th percentile, and weight in the 50th. All over that's pretty decent measurements I guess.
Matilda has been fighting a bit of a cold for the past couple of weeks, on and off. Towards the end of last week, it got rather yucky, but only in the middle of the night. M's still having a feed at about 11pm (it's a dreamfeed, we wake her for it, and we should be able to phase it out soon), and on Weds, Thurs, Fri nights she just couldn't settle after the feed. M normally goes right back to sleep, so dealing with a cranky grizzly snuffled up little one when you're just desperately wanting to go back and snuggle under the doona is not fun. We had had some problems with the vaporiser, so hadn't been turning it on (nasty smells from the motor ... as it turns out, I think I overfilled it). On Fri night, JR caved in and turned it on, and between that and some infant panadol, M eventually went back to sleep at about 1:30am. Our neighbours got home at 2am and then had chats on the back deck ... Anyway, the poor love is blocked up, but mainly at night. Hopefully it will be over soon and we can all get some decent sleep at night.

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