Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Reese's Two Week Well Baby Check Up

Today Reese had her two week check up with the Pediatrician. We actually got all 4 of us out of the house on time (okay, one minute late)! We dropped Wyatt off with my mom so that we could have a peaceful trip...and it really is surprising how relaxing the Pediatrician's office is when you don't have to keep up with a 16 month old and a rolly chair.

Unfortunately the Pediatrician was running about 45 minutes late. He later apologized and only said that if he could have changed his whole morning he would have. Anyway, Reese hasn't gotten any taller, she's still 20 inches. Her head still hasn't gotten any bigger, it's 13 and 3/4 inches. But she did put on some weight! On Thursday before she was released she was 7 pounds, 6.5 ounces. On Friday at the Pediatrician she was down an ounce to 7 pounds, 5.5 ounces. Today she was 7 pounds, 12 ounces! Not only did she gain weight like a champ, she gained her birth weight back plus 2 ounces! We were thrilled! We were both worried about her weight gain because she's not a hefty eater. She's a bit of a grazer, eating every 1 or 2 hours during the day and only 3 times between 10pm and 8am and she only eats for 10 to 15 minutes at a time. We were totally relieved when we found out how much weight she'd gained.

Along with the weight gain she's doing well overall! Our doctor had to pull up her discharge papers, he didn't know about her hospitalization because the NICU has it's own doctors. He told us that if he'd just examined her and not read her discharge papers he wouldn't have known that there was anything wrong with her at birth, but he was glad she was doing well. That was so great to hear!

Her 2 month appointment and Wyatt's 18 month appointment fall within two weeks of each other, so we scheduled them back to back for November...the day after the election. That should be fun! But the doctor said that he was game so Brian and I will take our chances!

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