Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Growth Update and More

Birthdate - Wednesday, January 21, 2009
5 lbs, 13 oz, 18 inches long

First doctor appointment - Monday, January 26, 2009
5 lbs, 8 oz, 18 3/8 inches long

2 week doctor appointment - Wednesday, February 4, 2009
5 lbs, 12 oz, 19 inches long

One month doctor appointment -Wednesday, February 18, 2009
7 lbs, 5 oz, 20.5 inches

Weigh-in with the lactation consultant - Tuesday, February 24, 2009
8 lbs, 2 oz with his clothes on (so not quite 8 lbs)

Doctor appointment - Monday, March 2, 2009
8 lbs, 14 oz!!!

We're told Patrick is growing at about twice the rate of a normal infant... No wonder he's "eating me out of house and home" and wants to eat about every 2 hours - he's G R O W I N G almost a pound a week these days. Apparently he's got a hollow leg, just like his daddy! :D

And we're about to head into the dreaded 6 to 8 week period - this is when babies are at their very fussiest. Over the last few days, we've started to notice signs of this colicky period arriving right on schedule - lots of crying, not much sleeping, lots of gas, and tempers are flaring (including mine)! But the doctor says that at the end of this challenging 2 weeks, we're going to have a brand new, smiley baby. God help us and please wish us luck over the next couple of weeks!!!!!!

Love, Mer

1 comment:

Ruchi said...

This picture is cracking me up!! Mateo and Marco both used to stick their tongue out a little like that too....too cute. :)
~ Ruchi