Today was a busy day for us! We had Lewis’ 6 month appointment this morning. The appointment was at 10:00 and he sleeps until anywhere from 8:30 to 9:30 each morning so I had set an alarm to make sure we were up, but today was an 8:30 day anyway. We got to the doctor office right at 10:00 and then of course had to wait 20 minutes to be seen!
We had to get vaccines today which Lewis did NOT approve of. One of them is an oral liquid they have to swallow. When he first had it at 2 months he drank it right down like it was yummy. At 4 months he laughed as it went into his mouth and spit it everywhere. Today he cried and cried and cried and turned his head away and spit it out. I think a big part of him rejecting it today had to do with the doctor’s approach to giving it to him, which was to shove it in his mouth with no warning. Lewis is not at all used to this as we are doing Baby Led Weaning. The only things to go into his mouth are things that he puts there himself. He is able to look at, smell, feel, squish, and otherwise explore things and then make his own choice of whether to eat them. It was probably quite startling to have medicine shoved into his mouth!
After the doctor visit we were off to CVS to pick up some Nystatin cream for an ongoing yeast diaper rash we have been struggling with. We got home with his prescription only to discover that it was the oral Nystatin, for thrush, and not the cream we needed. Lesson learned to double-check these things before leaving the pharmacy! We went back to CVS for the correct prescription after calling and talking to the doctor.
Lewis fell asleep in his stroller after we picked up the cream, so I decided to keep walking and stop by the library next. Today was the first day to sign up for the next session of their “Baby Lap Time” class, which is for babies under 2 years and includes “simple stories, songs and finger plays, as well as activities using music and movement.” I knew we should go sign up today or tomorrow because it is weirdly competitive to get into. I tried to sign up for the current session but by the time I went in the class was already full with a waiting list! They should really just offer it twice a week or something. I got a glimpse of the sign up sheet when she was putting down our names and there are at least two other 6 month old babies I noticed. The class starts at the end of March and I think it will be good for both of us to get out and meet some other babies and mommies!