Friday, June 18, 2010

6 month doctor's visit

Johnny had his 6 month visit with the pediatrician on Wednesday and it wasn't as stellar as his other visits. Here are the stats:

Weight: 17lbs. 2 oz. - 52nd percentile
Height: 27.5in - 76th percentile
Head circumference:

Okay, I can't find the paper that had his information printed on it with percentiles and such, so I only remember height and weight, the important ones I suppose.

Now, why isn't this stellar? Well, he lost 4 oz. from his 4 month visit. That's right, he hasn't gained any weight and he has only grown 1/2 inch. (Though to be honest, the height measurement isn't exactly accurate every time.) The biggest issue is his weight. He went from being in the 92nd percentile to the 52nd. Big problem. Normally, we'd come back when he turned 9 months for another well visit, but since he didn't gain any weight, the doctor wants to see him again in 6 weeks. If he hasn't gained any weight by then, we'll have to start supplementing with formula because my breastmilk isn't nutritious enough. Talk about a blow to the ego.

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