So, I guess I am overdue for a real update.. I have been a little stressed out about Cameron lately.. we had our 1-year checkup, and even though he is gaining weight, looks healthy (aside from an ear infection), and his heart sounded fine, his pediatrician recommended that we see a cardiologist for an EKG, because he has visible veins in his chest. The mention of a cardiologist alone freaks me out. The thought of something being wrong with Cameron’s heart is terrifying. But, I sort of feel that his doctor is being overly cautious, as he has sent us for tests, and to see specialists before, which have turned up no problems. Cameron has always had visible veins in his chest, as he is very pale-skinned, and a little on the skinny side. What we’ve decided to do is see another pediatrician, who is located closer to us for her opinion on the matter, with the thought that perhaps we will switch completely to this practice eventually. I love the nurses at our current office, but I don’t completely love the doctor. Sometimes I feel like I leave the office with more questions than I came with. We have an appointment for Cameron, for Wednesday with the new pediatrician, so we will see what they say. Of course we will get the EKG if its necessary. I just want to get another opinion on the issue.
That being said, I had to take him (aka- all 3)to the doctor today. Our current dr. was the only place open today, so I was stuck with them. He’s been pulling on his ear for the last couple days, and I had a feeling his ear infection was back. Right-o.. he has an infection, and requires a new, stronger antibiotic. That isn’t covered by our insurance. And isn’t on the 4-dollar list at Walmart.
We had a nice Thanksgiving at our friends’ house yesterday.. so much food, and all of it delicious:) The babies loved the turkey, and ham. I gave them little tastes of potatoes, stuffing and casseroles- it all went over pretty well with them. They sat at the head of the table like the little guests of honor, and behaved pretty well!
We missed Gram’s cooking of course, but we know she will make up for it at Christmas.
I have some pictures here from just a few minutes ago.. Ben and Cameron were playing a little cat and mouse- Ben the cat, Cameron the mouse. It was so funny watching them, Cameron giggling, trying to get away, and Ben flopping on top of his back trying to take him down. I love watching them play.
No more formula for us! I love not having to mix up formula, its fantastic. They like milk just as much, I just have to take the chill off a little bit. As far as the sippies go.. I’m a miserable failure. I’ve tried about 6 different kinds, including the straw cups. They take a few sips, then start crying. Then throw it on the floor. I don’t last very long before I cave in and give them their bottles. I did ask the doctor today if she had any tips for me, and she just said to keep trying. OK, thanks. That’s helpful. But, she didn’t seem to concerned yet that they aren’t switched over, so I guess I won’t worry either.
Also, my cell phone had a little accident.. I should have a new one by the end of next week! If anyone needs me, call the house phone or email me.
That’s it for now:).