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I'm on the left, Andrew is in the middle and my partner Ed is on the right. My partner and I met in October 1993 and have been together ever since. Our son Andrew graced us with his presence on Christmas Eve 2007.

Andrew's One Month Pediatrician Appointment Jan 23, 2008

Ed and I both took the day off for Andrew's first pediatrician appointment. We were given a referral from a close friend that this is one of the best pediatrician offices in San Francisco. The doctor looked over Andrew and asked about how he is doing. We explained to the doctor our concerns with his exposure to drugs. He mentioned that Andrew is in the low percentile as far as head size and over-all weight, length etc.

Andrew has had no symptoms of withdrawal from the drugs used during the pregnancy.

Andrew is eating about 2 oz every feeding (every three to four hours). We were feeding him Similac. The doctor suggested we change his formula to Enfamil. He believed that Enfamil will help Andrew to gain weight faster.

He also mentioned that Andrew's head a bit flat. We had said we are keeping him on his back because of the horror stories we heard about SIDS. He said that the baby should definately sleep and nap on his back. He had mentioned that it's also important to put him on his stomach (only for a total of an hour per day..not at one time). He said this will help Andrew use muscles that will help him support his head as well as help round his head.

He told us to take Andrew back in one month for some vaccinations.

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