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Monday, January 16, 2012

6 Week Stats & Some Firsts...

Everett had his 6 week checkup today (although he's actually 6w4d).  He weighs 7 lbs. 4 oz.!  That sounds so huge to me, however, he is still not even on the regular growth chart for his actual age.  Using his adjusted age (which would be 3 days old!), he is in the 40th percentile for weight.  He is 20 inches, which is 75% percentile adjusted (of course he's going to be super tall like Ella).  His head is WAY bigger than Ella's, but I can't remember the measurement.  Ella was 6lb. 4oz. and 19.5 inches at 6 weeks.

He is newborn diapers and newborn clothing, although he is pretty much too long for newborn size even though they are much too wide.  He is still eating 60-70 ml (about 2 oz.) of milk each bottle every 2.5-3 hours during the day (BM during the day and formula at night).  Last night I fed him at 10:30 p.m. and then not again until 3 a.m. so not too shabby!  We switched from regular newborn formula at night to Gentalese, and that seems to have helped with the reflux a bit.

He is still an exceptionally good baby.  He really only cries when he's really hungry or gets fussy if he really wants to be held, but for the most part, he will just sit quietly and observe.  He is just so precious, and the perfect baby to be the last!

Ella also went to the pediatrician to check on her double ear infection, and it's gone!  She is still a wonderful big sister, and she has become a little chatterbox!  Seriously, she can hold a regular conversation now, and it's kind of freaky.  The things she understands, and the sentences she says completely shock me.  When did my baby become a full-fledged little girl???????

We had two firsts today....

(1) Everett had his first poopy blowout- I almost forgot about those!

(2) I took the both kids out by myself today!  Just to Joanns really quickly, but it's a start.  I had to get out of the house because our cleaning lady is here, and it's raining so we can't go to the park...I figured I may as well get an errand out of the way.  I used the stroller for Everett and let Ella walk, and it was much easier than I thought it would be.  However, that is ONLY because Ella was a perfect angel in the store and stayed right with me, didn't grab things and was in a good mood.  We all know that can go either way so I just got lucky!

1 comment:

  1. adorable!! looks like things are going smooth! I can't wait for F and I have to have conversations...can't even imagine!