Tuesday, June 15, 2010

One month check up

Silas had his one month check up today.

He is 23 inches long (91st percentile). That is 2 1/2 inches longer than he was a birth.

He is 9lbs 5.5oz (35th percentile). That is 14oz heavier than his birth weight.

The weight is good because 5 days after his birth he dropped down to 7lbs 10oz.

We started seeing Dr. Jones, who specializes in breast feeding, a week after his first appointment (5/25) and his weight went up to 8lbs 1oz, but dropped again the following week (6/1) to 7lbs 14oz. Last week (6/8) when we went to see Dr. Jones his weight was up to 8lbs 11oz. It's been a struggle to keep weight on him, so the gain is great news. He is up 10oz from the last time he was weighed at Dr. Jones' office.

The breast feeding is still a struggle. My supply is limited to about 1/3 of a typical supply. We are supplementing after at breast feedings and pumping afterwards to simulate having twins so that it tricks my body into producing more. I wish I could produce enough to feed him only breast milk, but both Josh and I were formula fed and we both turned out o.k. Silas will thrive on both and he'll be fine too.

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