Thursday, December 18, 2008

Two Week Checkup

We took Jacob for his 2 week check-up today. He finally got to see his actual pediatrian for the first time. The man is amazing. I am so happy we chose him to be our doctor.

We talked about his sleeping habits, eating habits, etc. Everything is looking and sounding good for him. He has started to spit up a lot but Dr. Wynalda said as long as he is gaining weight he is not concerned about it — babies will spit up in varying amounts until they are about a year old. We also told him about his eye goop {we had called about that last week because the goop was greenish/yellow and I was afraid he had an eye infection — turned out to just be blocked tear ducts} This is already starting to clear up though so that is good. Again this is normal until about a year old.

He weighed in at 8 lbs this appointment, which is well over his birth weight. His height was just about 20 inches {19 7/8 inches} so my little man is growing! His head circumference was 35.5cm or 14 inches. They didn’t write down what the percentiles were this appointment so I don’t know where he falls for that.

He goes back at 2 months. The appointment is scheduled for February 11th currently. He will get shots at that appointment.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Doctor Appointment

Yesterday we took Jacob for his first doctor’s appointment. He weighed in at 7lbs 7oz according to the nurse and 7lbs 5oz according to the doctor. I was with the nurse though so I believe the first one. That is only 0.7oz less than his birth weight so he is doing well there. He measured at 19 inches (18.5 at birth) We told them all our concerns about feeding. He chokes a lot when he eats because I am making too much milk. So I stopped breastfeeding. They want me to try breastfeeding again and see a lactation specialist. I have already seen one. We started again last night. It went well at first and then not well over night and is back to going well again today.

So the funniest thing happened at the doctors. She was examining him and took off his diaper. She spread his cheeks apart and he farted right in her face. I seriously could not stop laughing. I felt horrible for laughing but I couldn’t stop! I had to turn away. OMG. Hilarious! Luckily for her he didn’t do one of his projectile poopings. He does that often.

We also told them about our concerns with his breathing. He sometimes wheezes/grunts. They gave us a few things to watch for. We go back next week for a follow up.

Today Jacob is a week old. I can’t even believe it!

Friday, December 5, 2008

For Unto You This Night…

A Child Is Born

Jacob Michael VanEssen
December 5, 2008
7lbs 7.7oz
18.5 inches long


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