Thursday, February 6, 2014

Another Check-Up

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In to the pediatrician yesterday morning for Ruby’s two month check-up.  Overall, she is looking great, falling into all of the “normal” ranges…for just about everything.  Of possible concern is her weight.  She hasn’t gained what the doctor had expected her to.  She is at 11 pounds, 4 ounces, which is in the 50th percentile.  At her last visit, she was in the 75th.  So because she isn’t following the curve like they like to see, we’ll go back in next Wednesday for a weight check.  {Golly, the last thing anyone in this family has ever been told is that they haven’t gained enough weight!}  
In order to pack on the pounds, Ruby’s doctor wants us to aim for 25 ounces of formula a day.  At 4 ounces every 3 hours, and with Ruby now sleeping through the night, she would be getting 24 ounces a day.  But because she naps so well, and usually sleeps through the every-three-hours schedule, she is getting between 20 and 22 ounces.  I’d rather not have to wake her in the middle of the night to feed her, so I’m keeping watch on the clock and waking her as needed during the day to get these ounces into her.  Obviously, with her mild case of reflux, I have to be careful with the amounts, but today went well, and we’ll do what we can to get a little fat on those bones.  :)
She’s looks great in every other way.  {Her length was measured at 22 ½ inches, but that was questionable as that’s only ½ inch since last month…perhaps she was a bit wiggly when measured.  And her head continues to near blast off the charts, well into the 98th percentile.}
And just to confirm…Ruby is beautiful.  Her doctor said so. ;)

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