Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Lauren's Two Week Well Baby Check

Today Lauren and I headed to see Dr. Koul over at Utica Park Clinic for her 2 week well baby check up. Dr. Koul was the pediatrician who visited us in the hospital and, because she was so nice, we decided to have Lauren continue to see her. She has 3 month old twins so she really knows what we're going through with an infant and she really listens when we ask questions. I'm not sure if anyone else has ever dealt with a doctor that you felt completely blew off everything you said, but we have and it really sucked. We learned to appreciate a doctor that took the time to listen and answer us.

Her stats when she was born:

Weight - 7 lbs. 1 oz. (went down to 6 lbs 11 oz before we left the hospital)
Length - 20 inches
Head - unknown (Tim can't remember)

Her stats at her 5 day appointment:

Weight - 6 lbs. 15 oz.
Length - didn't check
Head - didn't check

And her stats today were:

Weight - 8.01 lbs. (50th percentile)
Length - 21 1/4 inches (75th percentile)
Head - 14 1/2 inches (50th percentile)

She was very happy with how she is growing, especially her weight gain. We talked about her goopy eye (her tear duct is too small so we have to do a certain massage next to her nose to help clear it, as well as use some eye drops) and her tummy problems. She told me it was okay to use the gas drops and that she wasn't concerned with her diaper schedule. She thinks we've found the right type of diapers for her (she was allergic to the regular diapers so we're on to Huggies Natural) and the tiny bumps Lauren has on her face are totally normal. She did recommend using only receiving blankets to cover her since that can make the rash worse.

I'm so happy that she's doing so well and that the doctor told me "she's perfect...so keep her that way!" I'm glad she's gaining weight, but I sure hope she doesn't follow in her brother's footsteps. By 2 months he weighed 14 1/2 lbs! I guess we'll just have to see.

Our little girl - 2 weeks old

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