My sweet boy hit the one month mark on February 8th, so will already be 6 weeks old this Tuesday. It has gone SO FAST. I swear every new parent says that, but it’s so true.
While I probably would’ve been late posting this, I was purposely waiting for Friday, since we had Emery’s one month check-up and I wanted to share his stats.
At birth he weighed 6lbs, 10oz. Now he’s 9lbs 5oz, which puts him in the 50th percentile.
At birth he was 18 inches, now he is 20 1/2. This puts my shorty in the 25th percentile.
Clearly he is eating well, which is typically every 3 hours. While he is eating, he has had some trouble. Much like his sister, he is quite the gassy baby. We’ve remedied this with lots of gas drops and “gassing him”. By “gassing him” I mean using the “knee move”. Still not with me? A little trick to help infants get rid of gas is to push their knees into their upper tummy area which, as the name gives away, makes them pass the gas. Also, what I thought might have been a food allergy or sensitivity, our pediatrician thinks is some acid reflux. Emery eats well, but will sometimes pull off to cry out, show signs of pain and occasionally spit up. She gave us a prescription to try out that will hopefully help. Now if I can just get him to keep the meds down (It can’t possibly taste good, it smells nasty).
Speaking of prescriptions, Emery also had to be prescribed an antibiotic. Somehow we already have our first ear infection. Ugh. Poor guy. This explains his fussiness lately, which explains many other things (his parents lack of sleep, my lack of posts and my desire for a caffeine iv).
Let’s talk about other baby stuff. This pic above, it’s my favorite. Notice all that hair? Well, it is long gone! As babies tend to do, he has lost a lot of it. Oddly though, the first hair to go has been that on top of his head. Let’s hope that’s not a sign of what may come as early as his 20′s… Daddy is already worried- HA!
Other small milestones include that of a typical one month old: lifting his head during tummy time, tracking things (such as our hands and voices), vocalizing some oohs and ahhs, as well as letting us know his dislikes. Okay, so he can’t tell us his dislikes, but he clearly HATES diaper changes!
All-in-all the first month has gone pretty well. I’m really hoping these prescriptions kick in soon and bring our little man some relief, which would certainly bring Mommy and Daddy some, too. Not being able to soothe a crying newborn is heartbreaking.