Archive for the pediatrician Tag

Daddy’s A Woozel! And I’m A FAILURE!

So yesterday was Mac’s 3-year well-child visit with the Pediatrician. And she didn’t disappoint. I walked out of there feeling like a complete parenting failure. As we all know, Mac is not fond of the Doctor, so I was initially feeling very fortunate he was just clinging to Chris for dear life and mildly hyperventilating as opposed to thrashing about
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Keepin’ It Real: The 18 Month Questionnaire

So it’s time for another trip to the Pediatrician.  Mac’s coming up on his 18-month well baby check. We have another questionnaire to complete.  It arrived in the mail yesterday. I gave it a once-over this morning.  It’s about six pages long and contains a bunch of questions regarding different developmental skills the kid should presumably possess by this point.
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We Finally Pulled One Over on the Pediatrician!

Friday afternoon we had Mac’s 15 month well-baby check up. Now if you recall, I adore our physician but she also fills me with well. . .terror. You can read about a few of our previous visits, here and here. Long story short, the Doc had been in a snit the past few visits because Mac wasn’t gaining any weight.  I vehemently
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Reluctant Mother Gets Berated By The Pediatrician AGAIN. . .

Last Friday, Mac had to go back to the Doctor’s for his “weigh in.” If you recall, he has barely gained any weight since February  – despite his voracious appetite – and the Doctor gave us strict instructions to fatten him up. . .virtually by any means necessary. I have been trying.  Honestly, I have.  I’ve been trying to dip
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I’m Feeling Supremely Smug

At least for a few minutes. . . You might recall in a previous post I was discussing our Pediatrician’s advice.  She sternly admonished me that by changing or feeding Mac during the night I was creating poor sleep habits. She. Was. Dead. Wrong. Of late, he’s been sleeping through the night.  In fact last night he slept from 9:30
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The Pediatrician

I really do like our Pediatrician.  She’s clearly on top of her medical training.  She has a booming practice and still manages to stay timely with her appointments.  Her staff is friendly and knowledgeable.  And perhaps most importantly she takes time at every one of our wellness appointments to talk with us. This leaves me feeling semi-clueless and perhaps just
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