The little monster is doing great and took his shots like a champ. He cried, of course, but he was laughing and smiling by the end of the visit.
Also, he really is a monster; 75th percentile for weight, 90th for height. That explains why he hangs off my lap when nursing. Also, why he eats so damn much.
I was a bit disappointed that the community health nurse seemed to be rushing us toward the door. I had a couple of things I really wanted to talk to her about: starting solids in a couple of months and my complete lack of control over my emotions.
Dr. Illegible had more time for us, but his recommendation re: solids was to talk to the public health nurse, as they have all the literature. I lost my nerve and didn't bring up possible PPD. And since I still have pregnancy brain, I forgot to get a new prescription for my thyroid meds (forgetting to take these might well be a contributing factor to my emotional state and - fun fact - my forgetfulness).
I was going to make this post a bit of a rant against the anti-vax movement, but I just don't have the energy right now. LM has been fussing all day and is finally asleep, and I should at least attempt to tidy some stuff before he wakes up.