My Joshua is a whopping 17 pounds. He is in the 95% for height and weight.
How do my babies get big so fast??? Gah!
We had the boys “check ups” today and my husband and I decided we’re not doing any more of them. Like, I get that it’s a good idea to make sure babies have healthy hearts and everything, and obviously that is really important and if anything is wrong we would want and need to know right away. But, I also think a big part of it is so that we will come in and pay money.
At the doctors today, they weighed both of the boys, listened to their hearts, checked their ears, eyes and mouth and asked me where my children were sleeping, what kind of cup he was drinking out of, how much milk they drank and other various random question.
I am not complaining. I am very grateful for fabulous nurses and doctors who take care of our kids and I am very thankful for my healthy babies.
But sometimes I don’t see the point in these “well baby” visits. If something feels/looks/seems wrong with my child, I will take him in. Obviously. We also go in for vax shot as well. We’re lucky in that we have never been to the doctor because either one of our kids were sick, but if we did go, I know they would also do the standard things like listening to their heart and check ears.
I’ll probably change my mind at some point down the parenting road, but I can tell you that I won’t be taking Lucas again in six months and Joshua won’t go to his six month check up either. Please don’t call me a bad mom. We’ll go in around that time anyways for shot visits, but not standard procedures.
Oh, and well baby visits are not free for us. I wish they were! Our insurance covers a good portion of it, but we still have to pay a chunk out of pocket. If it didn’t cost us anything, I think I would obviously feel differently and go to them all, no matter what.
I know, I’m always breaking the rules.
Anyways, all I really wanted to do here today was show you a picture of my youngest babe and tell you that he weighs 17 pounds. Oh and Lucas weighs 30.
Do you go to all the “well baby” doctor visits with your kids? (2 weeks, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 1 year, 18 months, 2 years, 30 months, etc….) If you don’t – why not?? If you DO- have you ever thought about skipping them? Have you ever asked yourself, what is the point?