Well, I continue to learn new things about babies, like the fact that they need to go to the pediatrician for monthly check-ups for their first year of life. At least that’s what they recommend in South America. I’ve heard the US might be every couple of months?
Either way, that’s going to be a lot of different doctors for us. Looks like one of our new challenges will be finding reputable pediatricians in small rustic towns in countries like Bolivia. That should be interesting.
Sol’s first check up at 2 weeks went well. She’s growing like a weed. Usually newborn babies lose weight their first week, and then get back to even their second week. Not Sol. She gained a full pound since birth.
Check out those long legs!
Everything else checked out out perfectly healthy. She’s such a trooper. Not one single scream.
One thing we have been worried about is taking Sol to altitude. We need to allow for enough time for her little lungs to acclimatize but, in order to head south, we have to cross the Andes. Plus on the other side, Bolivia is high. It actually has the highest capital city in the world, La Paz, which sits at about 12,000 feet.
We’re going to do some more research on this and, rest assured, we’ll be very careful with her.
In other news, we received another visit from some passing overlanders. Cesar and Danni from Capitol South Bound arrived in Lima at the perfect time. Stevie had just figured out her breast pump and was ready to party! One last feeding, glass in hand, ready to go…
And nothing says party like Mendoza wine, Flor De Cana rum, and breast milk.
We had a great time hanging out with these guys. They are super cool people. I suppose one of the up-sides to being locked in Lima so long is that we’ve had the chance to meet a lot of great travelers. Everyone has to go through Lima, whether southbound or northbound.
And so, life is good. I can’t believe we’re celebrating our second halloween in Peru. I would not have thought it possible this time last year. (remember last halloween here).
Well, this year is a little bit different. It’s our first infant halloween. My assessment… this sport borders on child abuse.
If that becomes the consensus then please remember, it was all Stevie’s idea.
-TREE, Stevie, Soleil, Kiki, and Noni!
Saving the best for last….