Lola Just as a Baby

I thought it would be good to write about Lola just as a baby. Not as a baby with West Syndrome, not as a baby with cortical visual impairment, not as a baby with some delays. Just a baby. Food: Lola has turned into a ravenous beast when it comes to food. It is crazy to think she was once on the “failure to thrive” line because the girl eats like a horse now. We don’t know what percentile she is in, but we know she is continuing to gain weight. Since her neuro is like our pediatrician, we don’t go to an actual pediatrician anymore. She can’t have vaccinations and Dr. Luna always measures her so there really is no point. The last at home weigh in...
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No Tears

[frame align=”none”][/frame] Lola has yet to get her tears, but I can see the ducts are getting ready to release them. To be honest, I never even thought about her tears until I was spending an afternoon with my mom’s group.  A baby a few months younger than Lola was starting to fuss and immediately her little eyes filled up with tears.  I quickly asked if Lola was supposed to have tears at this point (she may have been about 5 1/2 months old) and everyone agreed that they thought she should have had them by now.  I emailed Dra. Castro later that evening more so out of curiosity as to where my baby’s tears were.  She explained that tears come in at all different ages and she...
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Whew am I glad that’s over

Today I had the daunting task of taking Lola in for her two month check-up (yes we are a week behind). Now don’t get me wrong… I love taking Lola to the doctor, but only because I get to see how my girl is growing and I am reassured that I have a healthy baby. Well today she was scheduled to get her two month vaccinations. Seeing that Lola’s health booklet is in Spanish, I had to do some research to figure out what shots she was to get today. After reading up on the shots and discussing it with Rob, we decided to go ahead with them. Since Rob had to stay behind to work, I took the girl solo. Our pediatrician, Dr. Max Villalobos is amazing....
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