Category Archives: Doctor Visits

Updates about mommy and eventually baby from the doctor – we’ll be posting ultrasound pics and maybe even videos here!

Quick, quarantine the house!

That’s what the doctor could have said on Saturday. After working on the bathroom with Brett (ok, while watching Brett work on the bathroom), I went to the doctor to see what was ailing me. I told her that I was having problems and thought I either had an ear or sinus infection. She inspected my ear and said that didn’t really seem to be the problem. A little irriated maybe. She said open up – say Ahhh…. I did and the reply was quick – yeah, there’s the problem. A positive strep test later, she comes back and gives me the verdict. Great.

So I call and give the news to Jen. Turns out the cute little give Mommy kisses, give Daddy kisses trick we taught Peyton recently isn’t quite as cute when Daddy has strep throat. So, Jen does a 360 in the middle of 501 and heads for Doctor’s Care, too. Nevermind the errands she was running. The same doctor attends to her and Peyton. Verdict – a double ear infection for Peyton, a sinus infection for Jen.

Peyton and I were out of school/work yesterday to recover, but Jen was non-contageous and decided to work. We’ve used a couple cans of Lysol around the house trying to disinfect everything. But we all seem to be on the mend.

Actually, we didn’t know Peyton had any problems. She was user usual happy self so we had no idea she had an ear infection. We see that she’s inherited her mother’s and her grandfather Coffin’s tolerance for pain… She’s been great about taking her antibiotics and laying there for the ear drops – even though you can tell they feel funny to her.

Everyone is back at work or school today. And we all seem to be feeling much better. And we’re so glad!!!

4-Month Doc Appt; Peyton weight 14 lbs

Peyton had her 4 month shots yesterday and she did really really well. I took her and her mommy had warned me that it’d break my heart when she started crying from the shots, but baby girl surprised us all and she hardly cried. Matter of fact, she was smiling at the nurse who’d hurt her in just a minute. She whimpered and you could tell that she didn’t really like it, but she wasn’t going to hold it against the nurse either (or her dadd thankfully).

Peyton weight 14 lbs and 3 ounces (minus whatever the deduct for the clothes) and she’s 23 1/2 inches long. Doctor says she’s as healthy as a horse…

2-Month Doc Appt; Peyton weighs 11 lbs.

What a night and it isn’t over yet! Peyton had her 2-month doctor’s appointment this afternoon. She was all smiles in the waiting room and I felt so guilty! The good news is that she is “healthy as a horse” according to the doctor and she weighs 11 lbs and 5 oz. However, the sad news is that Peyton was due for 4 shots in the legs and one vaccine by mouth. She didn’t take any very well and cried out in pain for a long time. After we got home, she fell asleep for a couple hours and then woke up crying. She was hungry and then very uncomfortable and irritable. After a warm bottle, she continued to cry out in such pain. I called the doctor in panic and he said to give her liquid tylenol and put warm washcloths on her legs, which had begun to swell. She didn’t have a fever, thank goodness! Peyton fell asleep again for a couple of hours, but I’m expecting a long night with a sad, hurting baby. She had quite a day. Daddy is planning to be there for the next round of shots at 4 months in March.

Peyton’s First Doctor’s Appointment

Peyton went to the doctor on Nov. 14 (her original due date) and everything went really well.  She gained 13 ounces and even the doctor was impressed with her weight gain.  He said she is very healthy and to return in January for her shots.  Peyton took to the doctor well because she slept through the entire exam!  What a good baby! 

We also took her for a car ride yesterday to visit Jen’s coworkers and others in the area.  She also slept through those visits!  Now, if she will only sleep through the night!  Everyone so far says Peyton looks more like her Daddy.  What do you think?

Monday is the day…

Jen’s doctor’s visit went well today.  She is already 2cm dialated and everything is progressing well.  The doctor has her scheduled to go into the hospital on Monday morning at 6am.  They will induce her and they are expecting the baby to be here by sometime in the afternoon… 🙂  We’re very excited about it all…

We’ll keep you posted and we’ll send an email as soon as possible once she arrives!

Baby update…

Jen had a doctor’s appointment on Tuesday. The doctor said all looks good and that she’s almost to full term. She’ll be 37 weeks this Saturday and 38 weeks is full term. So its looking like our bundle of joy will be arriving in just a couple weeks.

Jen goes back to the doctor on next Tuesday. After that visit, we should know more how she’s progressing and the doctor mentioned that he may go ahead and schedule a time to induce her into labor. So, we will keep you posted…

In other news, Jen has prepared a list in her email so that I can let everyone know when Peyton arrives. If you want to make sure you’re on the list, send me an email at

An Update…

Ok, yeah, its been a while since a good update.  Its been a busy few weeks…  no excuse I know.  We have been doing all sorts of things, but don’t have much news.  Jen went back to the doctor this week.  She’s on the every two weeks rotation now.  Everything is looking really good.

Peyton is getting more and more active.  She’s kicking and pushing on the belly.  Its really cool to feel that sort of thing.  Last night, our power went out because of a storm, so we just laid there and felt her kicking and moving. 

We have been working in the nursery some.  Most of the big stuff is there, now.  Jen has two baby showers coming up.  Invitations have either gone out or are going out for them now.   We’ll be adding a section called showers to the site and we’ll upload photos from them. 

The first shower is this weekend.  Our friend, Trina, is throwing the one on Saturday.  It’ll be at the house so everyone can see the nursery. 

The second shower is being thrown by another friend, Nancy, that Jen used to work with.  Its next Saturday, the 12th.  That one is at our house too…

We visited Cheraw this past weekend and got to see all our family there.  There’s another shower in the works for up there sometime the first of October.  Jen is really excited about all of this…