Friday, February 16, 2007

1st Drs visit -- Clothes encounters of the peeing kind

We had our first visit to the doctor today and it was an adventure!

Let me say again how glad I am that my father is here. There's still a lot of snow on the ground, so there's no way this Mississippi girl would have been tackling that. And I hated for Bob to have to take even more time off of work. So Dad, Little Elvis and I braved the snowy streets together.

Our car ride home from the hospital was fairly uneventful (considering we had a new baby in the car), and this trip was the same. Little Elvis is a great car rider. Although I think it had more to do with his clothes than with the actual car.

He was born just 6 days early and weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. But he lost some of that weight in the hospital. Bob and I were both big babies, so most of the clothes we bought him were 0-3 month and 3-6 month. I had picked him a 3-6 month outfit to ride home in the hospital from, complete with a 3-6 month snow suit. The poor little guy, his feet just reached the crotch of his snow suit. So we had to adjust everything to get it to fit him better. Normally he hates being dressed, but he loves this snow suit. (He looks like Maggie from the Simpsons when she has on her starshaped snow suit.) I think he just feels completely bundled up and comfy.

The car ride to the doctor's office was just as pleasant. We bundled him in his snowsuit and tucked him into his car seat and he slept comfortably for the trip to the doctor's.

Everything went fairly well at the doctor's office, he didn't seem to mind the weighing and measuring. But when the doctor started inspecting him, she noticed that he'd gone to the bathroom.

I pulled out a diaper to change him and set to work. Now I have been warned repeatedly about little boys and peeing. Well, he started peeing all over himself and his blanket while I was scrubbing his bottom. I quickly covered him while the doctor and my dad laughed and when he finished I went back to his bottom, lesson unlearned. And... he did it again!!! Oh, I was so embarrassed and apologetic to the doctor, but she didn't seem to mind at all, and she helped me wipe his little face.

Do you have any funny doctor stories? I plan on telling this story to his first girlfriend.


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