Tuesday, June 9, 2009

6 month check up

Well, the Hulk continues to be a hunk! He is weighing in a 21lbs, 11 oz and 27.75 inches long. That means he is 80% for height and 95% for weight... which the doc assures me is perfect. She admits he is a 'big boy' but he comes from big stock, so I'm not surprised.

I'm excited that he is now old enough for Motrin and benadryl. He's been stuffy for over 2 weeks - so I'm glad we finally have an option to help him feel better. And the Motrin lasts longer the Tylenol (6 hours versus 4) so that is good news for when he is teething and having trouble sleeping.

As for eating, she says to do ahead and keep trying new things - she only wants me to hold off on dairy until 9 months and nuts, shellfish and honey for a year. She also said it was fine to give him lunch again. I had stopped lunch because it was making him not drink all his formula. The doc was fine with him having 30 oz of formula a day, so that would be cutting out a bottle for us.

She also cracks me up, because she says I'm a really laid back mom - and that she is sure I'll be fine with 3 babies! Ha! I guess I am laid back... and I have no idea how that happened, as I tend to be hyper about so many things (um, like when I was trying to get pregnant?!) Oh - and other good news is that the ear infection is finally gone! Hurrah!

She thought she heard a heart murmur but wasn't sure - he's breathing is noisy since he still has a cold. So he is going to go back in a month when he hopefully doesn't have a cold anymore and she can get a good listen. We just want to be sure if there is a heart murmur to tell that to the doctor doing his surgery (for his minor birth defect) in August. I'm not too worried about it - both Aaron and I have heart murmurs and they haven't impacted us whatsoever. Also - this isn't the first time that they've suspected he had one... as a newborn they thought they heard it too (and they found they were wrong).

5 comments:

Jen said...

I'm glad he's doing so well!

BrandiH2007 said...

Sounds like a good apt. Glad to hear he's doing well. I hope he feels better soon. I really can't believe he's 6 months already!

Jen said...

Hulk is sure living up to his name! I'm totally a type A too, but not really when it comes to parenthood. I'm just too busy to worry incessantly about every little thing.

Carrie27 said...

He is a big boy! He's just trying to grow up faster for you so he can make room for the two little babies.

Tara said...

Hulk could teach Ruby a lesson or two on eating.

Glad to hear that all is well!