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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

One Month Checkup

I took Ewan to his one month checkup this morning. By myself. This was the first time I've ventured out by myself with Ewan and I was terrified he would be really fussy and I wouldn't be able to calm him. Luckily he was as good as can be and I was able to do a couple errands as well. I think he shows off when he's around other people because he's never that calm when it's just me!

He's now in the 75th percentile for weight at 10lbs 4oz, 50th for length at 22" and 90th for head circumference at 15.5". I knew he would be up there for his head because this kid has a big noggin'! That just means he's gonna be smart like his mommy. They told me to switch him to soy for any supplements we give him to help with the gassiness and constipation. I was also told to give him a couple ounces of water with a little apple juice to help him go. I'm really trying my hardest to not give him any formula at all to help get his digestive system back on track, even though that means I literally sit on the couch with him attached to me all day long. How I'm supposed to pump to build a little stash for when my gallbladder comes out, I have no idea. The pediatrician also told me that he has a cold and not rsv or anything else, that his lungs sound good and since newborns can't breathe through their mouths yet, it's going to sound worse than it is. I know everyone thinks I'm a crazy first time mom, but I can't help it. It scares the crap out of me to hear him coughing and congested when he's this little. We got a humidifier and I bought some saline drops today so hopefully that will help. I'm still going to keep an eye on it and if it gets worse I may just take him to the er.

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