We were trying to make it a year without having to take the babies to the doctor (outside of scheduled checkups); we almost made it 10-months. During bathtime on Wednesday night, I noticed that one of Jack’s ears was looking red. Shae thought it might just be irritated from the bath, but when his ear was still red Thursday it was time for Jack to go see the doc so she called and made an appointment.
Friday morning, Jack’s ear wasn’t red but it was still “yucky”, so we loaded the babies up and went to get it ear taken care of. For the first time, we had to use the “Sick Entrance” at the doc’s office. Luckily there weren’t any other sick kids in the waiting room, so Ella and Jack just crawled all over the place and kept themselves busy. They really liked having a huge empty area to crawl all over, and they took advantage. I was almost sorry when the nurse came to take us back to the exam room.
Once we got back to the exam room, the nurse weighed Jack (19lbs, 8ozs) and left us to wait for the doc. As soon as the the nurse left the room, we stripped down Ella and weighed her too (18lbs, 2ozs). We got her dressed quick enough that the doc never even knew we snuck in a free weighing. A few minutes later the doctor came in, took a look at Jack’s ear, confirmed it was an ear infection, and prescribed some ear drops to give our boy. The whole check-up took about 5 minutes at most.
That is about it for our first trip through the Sick Entrance. Jack is doing fine, and hopefully after a few days his ear will be all cleared up. Other than that, the kiddos are doing great. They’re both standing up all the time, and they are even starting to figure out the whole balancing thing (Ella can balance herself for about five seconds now). It really isn’t going to be long until they are walking and running around.