Monday, November 15, 2010

6 Months

Charlie turned 6 months old at the beginning of the month.  We went to the doctor for the ritual weigh and measure...unfortunately Charlie wasn't doing that well.

The Stats

Weight: 13 lb 6 oz (less than 5th percentile)
Length: 25 in. (less than 5th percentile)
Head: 16.5 in. (less than 5th percentile)

He used to be squarely in the 50% percentile. He actually lost almost a pound since he was last weighed--just over a month. I've been stressing over my milk supply from the beginning and it appears to finally have caught up with me. The good news is that he is doing great in all other developmental aspects (sitting up, sleeping through the night, cooing, laughing, rolling over, etc) so it's just a matter of getting more calories into him. So the doctor told me to continue nursing him and just supplement with formula after. Unfortunately, he would not take the formula no matter how I gave it to him--bottles, sippy cups, medicine cups, syringes. So we really worked on getting increased calories from solid food and two weeks later we were able to get his weigh up to 13 lbs. 14 oz.

It's always heartbreaking to know you've been starving your child but we're still working on it and things are looking up so hopefully we'll have him back on track by our next two week check up.  This boy is an absolute doll. Can't even stand the cuteness sometimes!

1 comment:

Parkinson Family said...

awwwww....hes so adorable!