Monday, July 13, 2009


One Month
At your two week check up you weighed 6 lbs. 11.5 oz. and were 19 1/2 inches long. You are still a tiny peanut, at 15% height, weight and head circumference. You are exclusively breastfed, latching on well, and nursing about 25-30 minutes at a feeding.
You typically eat every 2-3 hours during the day, and are going about 3-4 hours each night. You sleep - a lot - much more than your big brother or sister ever did - which is a welcomed break - but also somewhat concerning. I can't wait to see you start to wake up more, open your eyes, and start interacting.
You love to be held and snuggled. You are still quite jaundiced - Dr. Ted tells me it's breastmilk jaundice and should clear up around 6 weeks.

Two months

At two months we are starting to see your first smiles and coos. You tend to save them for me (mommy) and I can't say I mind that one bit! I love to interact with you and see you starting to explore the world around you. There is so much to see and learn, and your happy-go-lucky personality is starting to shine through.

At your two month check-up you weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz. and measured 21 3/4 inches. This is a bit concerning as you have dropped from the 15% weight to the 3% of the growth chart - yet you are holding steady at 15% for length and head circumference. We have been instructed to supplement two feedings a day with formula to try and up your calorie content - and hopefully see you gain some significant weight.

*At your post ER trip visit - you weighed almost 10 lbs. - Dr. Ted is happy with your weight gain and asked us to come back in a week or two to check again. He admitted he was a bit nervous about the weight drop at the last check up - but is very excited to see you packing the weight on! (If only I had that problem...)

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