Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Rough Morning for the Lundes

Poor little Asher had his roughest day yet today. We have had a couple tough days, but figured out he was eating too fast and as soon as we slowed him down a little and added some Mylicon to his regimine things calmed down a bit. But today we had our two week appointment with Dr. Little and this meant circumcision for the little man and a heel stick for his PKU. Boy, did he not like either one! It wasn't easy for either Mike or me to watch (I almost fainted and had to go sit with my head between my knees). We did not have to go in with him and weren't planning on it, but at the last minute both Mike and I decided we couldn't not be in there with him.

It is an interesting thing, male circumcision. At this point in time the decision is almost completely a cultural thing. Dr. Little said that about 70% of his white boys have the procedure, but almost none of his Latino patients do. Of course with a good Hebrew name like Asher there seemed to be little debate about whether or not we were going to do it, but I wonder if we would have given more thought to not doing it if he didn't have a Hebrew name...

Anyway, Asher is now sleeping peacefully and hopefully will be for a while. He certainly expended quite a bit of energy this morning. The good news from the doctor's vistit is that he is now 10lb 1oz (that's up a full pound from 2 weeks ago) and grew an inch. I knew he had to have gained a bit because he is a great eater.

Hopefully we will have a calm rest of the day. Mom is exhausted from this morning's events and would like to get a nap in sometime today.

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