It’s hard to believe but my babies are already 1 month old. To say it’s been a whirlwind would be an understatement, but we are so fortunate to have these little fellas with us. The love is, in a word, overwhelming.
They went for their 1 month well check-ups today and Dr. Walker found them to be in great health and only got one shot today (Hep B)each. Here are the stats:
outtake from our christmas card photo shoot – total nightmare btw.
Andres (previously known as “Baby A”)
- Weight: 9 lbs, 4 oz. (50th percentile)
- Height: 19 3/4 inches long (3rd percentile)
- Head Circumference: 14 1/2 inches (25th percentile)
Our main concern with Andres is that he seems very congested all the time and he has the worst reflux of any baby I’ve ever seen. He seems pretty miserable after eating, spits up tons, and I’m having him sleep in the boppy pillow because when he’s flat on his back you can hear how uncomfy he is. Dr. Walker wants him to start on baby Zantac 2x/day, .6 ml for a month and see how he does, but she doesn’t think it has anything to do with the formula they’re on. Emilia has an appointment this week with the allergist so I’ll mention it to him and see what he says. But basically he’s a robust and healthy little boy.
yet another outtake – of javier – do you feel my pain yet? next year – hire a professional!
Javier (previously known as “Baby B”)
- Weight: 8 lbs, 5 oz. (15th percentile – a full pound less than Andres).
- Height: 20 inches long (5th percentile – 1/4 inch longer than Andres).
- Head Circumference: 14 1/4 inches (15th percentile).
Our little ‘mani’ (peanut) has put on 20 oz. in 2 weeks as he tries to catch up to his big brother. He’s really doing very nicely and thriving. He’s also the one who has slept ‘through the night’ (midnight to 5 – 5:30 a.m.) on a couple of occasions now. Dr. W says to look for them to be neck-in-neck with each other height/weight-wise around 18 months if not before.