Here were his stats:
Weight- 15# 15 oz (10th percentile)
Height- 26.5 inches (25th percentile)
Head- 43.3 (25th percentile)
His weight wasn't quite what they expected but Dr.T assured us that it could be that he lost a little weight while he was sick, or because I've been sick...
(Oh yeah...I don't think I mentioned that. Last night I had a temperature of 102! I haven't had a fever like that since I was a kid! Miserable! Ugh! Fever, Chills, Body aches, Runny Nose, sore throat...and tonight nausea! Ugh! Ridiculous! I have been a mess. I'm not one to pass up a meal out with the in-laws but tonight I'm at home alone because my stomach was too queasy to venture outside, let alone eat normal food. Trying to care for a sick baby while you are sick yourself is...quite a challenge. Luckily I think Gunnar is on the up and up.)
Other information from his visit today:
Apparently he's behaving like a 9 month old. The army crawl he's doing, the consonants he's repeating, the exchanging objects from one hand to the other...all 9 month behaviors. He also has a strong understanding of object permanence (another 9 month behavior) which means he tracks objects when they fall to the floor, etc. So basically we have a little smart boy!
We discussed solid foods. We're going to start those ASAP. I was waiting for his highchair to arrive, but looks like it's on back order so we might just start by holding him (bad idea?). I think we're going to start with avocado since it's a smooth textured fruit (is it a fruit??) and I don't have to cook it...just mix with some breast milk. I think I've decided to make most of the baby food...for now...see how it goes.
We also discussed his teeth...which apparently do need to be brushed or at least wiped clean with a washcloth everyday. But no toothpaste until he's 2.
|While we waited for Dr. T, Gunnar chewed on his socks and then proceeded to rip up all of that paper he's sitting on and chewed on that too...ha!|
COMING UP: Another Give away! This time a baby essential item... Stay tuned!