Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Baby Wellness

Well there is no question that my boobs are working. He weighed in at a whopping 11lbs - 15 oz. That is a 2lb - 13oz gain within the last 3 weeks (exactly 3 pounds over his birth weight in a month). They joked that I must be taking steroids and/or someone was leaning on the scale. The doctor seemed extremely pleased with it though, he was really impressed. I think they said they typically would have gained an ounce a day, about 1 1/2 pounds in this time frame. And I was told that formula fed babies generally gain more weight, I couldn't imagine his weight on formula. Needless to say he is in the 95% for weight. I'm actually still having latching issues on one side and he hasn't been eating well from it. Since he's gaining weight so rapidly, I'm scared to correct it and increase his intake! Alas, deliberatly witholding food from your child may warrant a call to the ol' social services. They don't typically measure them at 1 month but B measured him at 23 inches the other day, up from 21 3/4 inches. Not sure how accurate that is.

The doctor was really happy with his progress, mentally and physically. These appointments really ease my mind. I get to go over my list of silly questions that have probably been asked by every new mother (Is it normal for his chin to quiver when he eats? Is his abdomen too large for his body? Does his belly button look ok? You get the point). His next appointment will be at 2 months and unfortunately it's for vaccinations and I have to go alone!!! They didn't have any evening appointments available so I'm going to be the bad guy and probably end up crying more than J!

And look at this book we had made from mypublisher.com. It chronicals his birthday and our hospital stay, I put the letter I wrote to him before he was born and the birth story. I love it, it's a hardback with a leather cover, coffee table style so the pics are like in a yearbook. I thought it was better than a photo album and since all of our pics are digital anyway, this was very easy to do. You can choose your layout and captions. We're going to give our parents one as well. I PLAN on doing one for his 1st year on his 1st birthday. Hopefully I stick to that plan but you know how busy we become. By then I'm estimating we'll have 947,632,497,723 photos of him so it'll be a lot to sort through. Here are a couple photos of it and there are more in Flickr if interested.

14 Comments:

Blogger dakotablueeyes said...

Okay if this kid gets any cuter I will have to demand you stop posting pics lol You will give me baby fever lol. Seriously so adorable. awesome book too

10:15 PM  
Blogger C said...

That book is awesome! I have been an avid reader of your site for quite some time-not sure why I've never left a comment before. . .I really enjoy your writing.

10:41 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Beautiful thing.

1:45 AM  
Blogger Brandi said...

I Love that book. What a great idea!
I had to go alone the first time J got her shots and honestly it was terrible :(

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Carol said...

Wahooo! Way to grow, Julian!

Some "gee-whiz" information: Breastmilk has more calories than formula.

Good job, Mama!

9:35 AM  
Blogger RysMomma said...

I love their books. I had done one as a wedding gift for G's cousin, she loved it. I can't wait to make one for Ry's 1st year. Maybe I will have to do one of just her hospital stay! I think I may need to get a bigger bookcase just in case. And oh boy he is getting chubby! Love some babies with meat on them! He's a cutie and a keeper!

10:13 AM  
Blogger Candice said...

I'm sure you already know that babies tend to favor one side to feed on, at least in my own experience. That being said, I am totally impressed by your book!And your new carrier is pretty kick ass too.

10:33 AM  
Blogger michaela said...

don't you just love those books? we did one for each of our parents for mothers/fathers day and i was so impressed with how nice they were!

happy to hear that julian is doing so well - he's just gorgeous.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Veronica said...

I was thinking of getting one..they are so cool!

11:10 AM  
Blogger Courtney said...

I have a question, dear. How did you get the profile picture to be as large as it is? <33

11:37 AM  
Blogger Melinda said...

That photobook is really cool, i am gonna have to do it :)

1:34 PM  
Blogger Melinda said...

O yea,I went to my first Son D's first shots by myslef, I fainted! lol It was a site to see!

1:47 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

those books are awesome. my best pal made one of Lily at ofoto soon after she was born. Cess gave it to me for my birthday and I jsut cried and cried and now it is one of Lily's favorite books. Good for ya'll!

4:42 PM  
Blogger Rachael said...

Wha ta big kid. Gavin wasn't 11lbs when he was 2 months old. That breast milk must be doing his body good. I love them chubby babies!

5:01 PM  

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