Monday, December 21, 2009
Today was an interesting appointment. We went in to the pediatrician's office and started to sign the paper work. As we were filling things out we noticed that the first name of the doctor that we thought we were seeing and the first name of the doctor we were signing up with was different. Since our OBGYN recommended this doctor we were nervous that he got the doctors mixed up and we were seeing the wrong one.
However, when we asked about the doctor we thought we were seeing the secretary said that this was his office (even though the name on the office door was different - with the same last name). Our OBGYN recommended this doctor because he went to med school at UCSD and is doing a ton of work at UCLA in pediatrics, so he has been exposed with weird things...such as an omphalocele. He also graduated not too long ago, so we knew he was young enough that he might have run into some of our doctors during his studies. However, when the doctor came in he had obviously been out of med school for a long, long time. Much longer than the doctor we had researched and had been recommended.
We started to tell him Karsie's story and he started to write things down. As we were doing this he seemed very cautious and real quiet. He kept pausing to ponder things. We liked him very much, but we were under the impression that he was in over his head with Karsie. After about 10 minutes of conversation he said "I think that she is more of a case for my son." Ahhhhhhhhhhhh...... so everything worked out fine and we saw the doctor we were meaning to see, but it took us full circle to get there. And we LOVE the doctor that is now Karsie's pediatrician.
Now for the "ten" news: Karsie was weighed with her clothes on, so it definitely tipped the scales in her favor, but we're positive that she has hit a milestone. After 5 months of life she now weighs as much as her mommy did when she was born: 10 lbs!!! Karsie weighed in at 10 lbs. 11 oz. We know her clothes didn't weigh 11 oz. so she has hit our goal for today. Yay fat!!!