Thursday, April 30, 2009

Day 1: Operation Fatten Baby.

So, yesterday I took Jakers to the pediatrician for his 6 month check up. He now weighs in at 16 pounds, 11 ounces. He's 27.5 inches tall and his head is 17.25 inches around.

His height is in the 85th percentile, his weight is in the 30th percentile and his head is in the 47th percentile. Everything but his height has dropped significantly.

And he has an ear infection.

Poor bean.

So, Dr. Parker (fantastic doctor, I absolutely adore her) handed me a scrip for amox (actually, she faxed it in to Publix---did you know that they do FREE amoxicillin? WOOT) and told me that she was a bit concerned about Jake's weight. She told me that she wants me to breastfeed him every four hours and she wants Jake to eat baby food three times a day. Cereal and fruit in the am, fruit and veg in the afternoon and a meat and veg at dinner time. Can you say piggy boy? If he hasn't caught up in 3 months then we might have something to be concerned about. And she wants to see him in 3 weeks to see how his ear is.

I have a schedule on the fridge that shows the time that I will be feeding my baby boy. And when he gets his meds so I won't forget.

I wish that he liked food more. He has absolutely no interest in baby food. I wish that I had that problem. :)

Starting anew.

Okay, this time, I really mean it. I will take fifteen minutes a day and blog. I mean it.