Thursday, December 2, 2010

4 month check-up

So we went to the doctor on Tuesday for Ryan's four month appointment and it was a doozy. He did so well while Dr. Halsell poked and prodded him. He was smily and so happy! That was until they gave him his shots! Ryan was not a happy camper. He went from being so cheery and happy to an angry little hornet. He was so upset! He calmed down long enough to get him to the car but then cried the whole way home. It was also getting close to feeding time so I think he was hungry too. He had worked himself up so much that he wouldn't nurse. Eventually we had to make him a bottle because he wouldn't calm down - this was the most we had ever seen him cry and it wasn't fun. Poor little man was exhausted after his bottle and fell right asleep! He slept up until his next feeding which he was able to nurse - thank goodness!

We put him to bed at 10:30 and he slept until 9:45 the next morning! He really was exhausted! He was generally pleasant on Wednesday but a little sensitive. At his 4pm and 7pm feedings he started crying and working himself up and wouldn't latch on. I really hope he doesn't continue doing that because he was always so good at nursing. It's so weird that he is doing this because he has never had this problem. Eventually I was able to get him to nurse each time but now I am starting to worry about giving him a bottle! I hope this doesn't continue because I don't want to stop nursing yet. I am trying to get to him sooner for feedings so he doesn't have time to get himself all worked up.

4 month stats:

Weight: 11 lbs 12 oz - 7%
Height: 24 1/4 inches - 25%
Head: 39.7 cm - 5%

He is still a little man at this time. The doctor said since he was premature they usually don't catch up until 12 to 15 months.  We also asked about his head - he has a MAJOR preference for looking to the left side. At night he lays on the left side and he has a slight flat head from it. We try working with him during the day and do lots of tummy time but he still wants to look left. The doctor told us what it was called) but neither Kevin and I can remember) but basically its rather common (especially in premature babies). Anyhow, she said we could go see a physical therapist if we wanted to so we are going to - just to be safe!

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