On Friday, Aidan had his 4 month vaccinations. He only had to have two shots this time, and while he did cry, he didn't stay upset for long. I also nursed him immediately afterward, and it seems to help. I gave him Tylenol hours afterwards in case of a fever, and we continued for 3 more times. I'm not big on giving him medicine he doesn't need, but we didn't want a fever to occur because of the shots. The wellness part of the check up went well - Aidan continues to grow at practically the same rate. He was 26" long (90th percentile) and was 16.3 lbs (75-90th percentile). The pediatrician did say that Aidan needed more tummy time since he wasn't rolling over, but we figured Aidan will do it when he wants to. We're in no hurry, and we do give him tummy time. In fact, he seems to enjoy it, and he can pick up and hold his head quite far.
This is my fifth week drinking tea that is suppose to increase the BM output, and from some research, I should do six weeks on, two weeks off. Not sure I want to see if my supply dips, but maybe I should try the two weeks off. So far, I haven't had an issue of not being able to pump enough for Aidan, however, if this week would have been a 4 day work week, I would have been pulling frozen milk for Aidan to have on Friday. So I decided to make sure I wake up (even though I don't want to) around Aidan's early morning feeding to pump so I can have spare, fresh pumped milk. We'll see how it goes...in a few short months, I hope to introduce solids.
Since I waited so long to write this update, I am sure it's going to be brief. I have to go by the pictures to know what actually occurred during the week. Pictures are less frequent now that I am back at work, though I try to make up for it on the weekends. On Monday, I had the day off, so my brother, his wife, and my parents came over to visit. I love seeing my brother spend time with his nephew - I am sure he's going to teach him something car/mechanical related when Aidan is older.
On Tuesday, my mom watched Aidan. Not sure what mischievous things those two got into, but I did receive pictures while I was at work. The pictures make my day a better and brighter.
On Wednesday, my mom took Aidan to visit Memaw and Pepaw. He apparently did really well on the car ride. He also convinced M&P that no pants are needed when he's down at the beach, even when it is winter time. Almost every picture I received had Aidan with a cloth diaper and a shirt on...though the weather was quite warm for this time of year.
Thursday and Friday, AJ's mom came in town to watch Aidan while AJ and I worked. I think this was the first time that Pam had the opportunity to give Aidan a bath, and who wouldn't want to give him one! He loves it, though now he splashes a lot more, so you have to be prepared to get soaked.
On Saturday, I went over to my parents with Aidan while AJ worked. My parents bought an XBOX 360, a kinnect, and several games. We played the XBOX for many hours. Aidan watched me dance - it's a good thing he won't remember when he gets older. Aidan went down before midnight, and I stayed up - barely! We all celebrated with champagne, but went to bed shortly after.