Saturday, May 13, 2017

2 months old

Leah, Sam, and I went to her two-month well-child check yesterday.

Mostly, we talked about her weight. The doctor was really pleased with her gain since she started taking reflux meds (she's up a whole pound since she started it 12 days ago), and we got the green light to try nursing more, and we don't have to go back for 2 weeks, but she's still pretty small and I'm a little nervous.

Weight: 9 pounds, 8 ounces (10th percentile, just about 3 pounds more than when she was born)
Length: 1 foot, 9 inches (3rd percentile, 2 inches more than when she was born, though Dr. Buffaloe says this is not usually an exact measurement)
Head Circumference: 38.5 cm (50th percentile - she's got a giant, genius-sized head like her brother and sister!)
Shots: 3

Leah likes napping, being held and snuggling, being talked to, and taking a bath. She'll sleep a good long stretch at night, but just takes several short catnaps during the day, usually in the swing or bouncy chair. I should probably try to organize these into a more regular pattern. She takes Zantac twice a day - it's minty and she doesn't like it, and a Vitamin D drop once a day - she really likes the way this tastes for some strange reason.  She's been taking about 12 bottles with about 24 ounces of breastmilk each day, anywhere from 1 to 3.5 ounces at a time - again, she's on no kind of regular pattern, which is similar to breastfeeding for a two-month old, but I think that's a little unusual with bottles - and is a lot of dishwashing. We have stopped going to speech therapy since her suck has improved. (I met our speech therapist in the waiting room with her two-month-old waiting on their well-child visit, too). I think most of the problem must have been silent reflux since the Zantac helped so much so quickly, though she still can't seem to hold a pacifier in her mouth. We may have our first kiddo who doesn't love her binky. She also doesn't like it when people sneeze or riding in the car.

This is what Leah looks like at 2 months old!

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