After about an hour and a half of sleep we got up this morning to take the baby to his first medical appointment. I was a bit nervous about filling out the forms because I have no idea what I’m doing! Lol The questions are about biology but since I don’t know his family history and ours doesn’t count …. it could have been …. awkward.
Thankfully, everyone at the clinic was super understanding and helpful about the adoption stuff and the health stuff. They were especially helpful about him urinating on the wall! Lol The doctor wanted to give us more formula (NICU already gave us like 30 bottles of premade formula, two cans of powder formula, 10 bottles of baby water and like 9 nipples) so she wrote a prescription. We have another appointment next week.
On the way home we decided to see if we could sign up for WIC. Everyone we know keeps telling us to get it and the NICU gave us a referral to WIC and the doctor gave us a prescription for WIC. We stood in line for about 5 minutes, gave the receptionist (intake lady??) our foster care placement agreement, an ID and the referral form. She asked us to see a nutritionist and directed us to the waiting room. We waited for maybe 8 minutes and were called back to the nutritionist’s office. She took our paperwork, read the discharge paperwork from the NICU, explained how WIC works and told us that she could only give us enough formula for one month because the baby needs some kind of special formula.
We returned to the waiting room and went to a window to give the lady our paperwork. We waited about 5 more minutes and the lady gave us two WIC checks. There was a little store that sold WIC stuff right next door. We got 10 cans of formula and a free pineapple for buying so much stuff! Lol He can’t eat pineapples yet, but we can … yum! Lol
It was a fun day.
Now, the baby is sleeping snug as a bug in a rug in his bassinet. Ahhhh … this is the life.