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Doctor visit #2

October 9, 2007

Well I guess we are doing something right. We just visited the doctor yesterday for Sariah’s 2 week check-up. This means we are doing something right because she actually survived long enough to make it to this appointment. Here’s some basic information:

  1. Her umbilical cord stump is a little late in falling off (it is just barely still attached). Although it was disappointing to learn that we were already a little bit behind the curve developmentally, it just means that we will have to hold the stump back a year in school. Hopefully it will catch up by the third grade.
  2. Sariah followed a predictable pattern of losing several ounces of weight right after the birth and then gaining it back. She has returned to her birth weight (8 lbs. 7 oz.) I did notice that when we put her on the scale she started crying just as the nurse announced her weight. If we ever had any fears that she was a female, those fears were assuaged in that moment of weight gain related emotional breakdown.
  3. The large bump on her head that she got when Dr. Byrne had to use his Dyson vacuum to pull her out is going down, albeit slowly. At the current rate, it should be gone by the time she is 18. We’ll have to keep a close eye on it though so I am insisting that we shave her head regularly (every 4-6 days) for the next 18 years. You know, just to be safe.
  4. Her jaundice is all gone. I happen to think this a tragedy because from certain angles, the yellow tint looked like a really great tan. I’ve been looking around the internet but I cannot find any websites that explain how to encourage jaundice to return. If anyone knows, please notify me immediately. I don’t want to have to put her out in a tanning bed for long periods of time. That could be dangerous to her health.

So that’s the news from Dr. Bakr (pronounced Bokker).

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