Saturday, July 31, 2010

Teething and Shots

Raf is currently dealing with the dreaded first year molars. He's in a lot of pain, poor baby. I am kicking myself for not yet ordering an amber necklace, which are meant to be really helpful, so teething tablets and baby medicine are what we have.. and, oh, cuddles, too. Sleep is interesting right now, and this morning I was so tired (a week with 7 or 8 wakings) that Rich took Raf downstairs at 6ish (I'm usually up by then) and I slept until after 7:30am. This is very unusual! Boy, I am hoping these teeth come through soon. As I type Raf is asleep on me.. let's hope he catches up on his disrupted sleep.

Added to the teeth, Raf has a vax yesterday at his one year check up. We've been quite anxious about his jabs and have been getting them done slowly... We caught up on one yesterday but we put off the MMR. The link between that and autism is pretty much discredited, but you can't help but think 'what if...'. On the other hand these are horrible illnesses. Measles can be quite dangerous, and mumps can leave little boys sterile, so we are planning on getting it... Any words of wisdom would be welcome!

Here are the stats from yesterday:

Weight: 22 pounds 8 oz (around 43rd percentile)
Length: 30 inches (around 50th percentile)
Head: 19.5 inches (yes, huge! 100th percentile!)

He looks much bigger than he is, I think, as people often comment on how big he is yet he's only around the 50th percentile, so quite average :) My guess is that it's the head!!!!

Finally, here are a few pics from our photo session a couple of weeks ago. We went and picked some prints out yesterday (blew the budget, of course), but they were very sweet! What can you do... ?


  1. ADORABLE PICTURES!!! Oh my goodness what a charming family. :) And that good sized head is sure to hold a very large brain. (and yes, that's my professional, empirical opinion). :)

  2. Love the pix! And thanks for the update. Poor little guy. I remember Sage liked to chew on frozen wash cloths (once fell asleep with one in her mouth).

    I think you're going about vaxing in exactly the right way! It's so hard to know what to do, given the risks and unknowns on both sides, isn't it? But if you space them out, that is wise. I remember being shocked when I realized how much stuff went into their system when you give them several shots at once. I think Dr. Sears had some wise advice about this, which I am guessing you have consulted.

    Rafi is lucky to have such smart and thoughtful parents. ;-)

  3. I love the pictures! thanks for sharing them! Sorry about the teeth -- I hope it gets better very soon.

  4. Thats a cute set of pictures again :) As I always say Rafi has a beautiful smile I have ever seen :) Hope his feels better with molars soon, poor boy :( We are with just front top two and bottom two teeth...its been full stop since a while !!!

  5. Sending you something in the mail today that I hope will help a little with the teething. :-)

  6. Thanks, everyone! We can't wait to get the copies of the photos!

    Aw, Jen, you are so sweet to us! Hope we get to see you in person very soon.