Thursday, August 27, 2009

He's a hoss!

Owen had his 4 week check up today. This is the first time we've ever been to a 4 week check up. Normally its 2 weeks and then 2 months...from what I remember at least, lol. We also did Elisa's 8 year check up. I think it was pretty much pointless but since we're going to a new pediatrician I went ahead and set up a well check with Owen's so she would be considered an "established" patient next time I need a sick visit. I hated switching Pedi's since we had been at our old one for so long and they had literally watched the girls grow up but since we made the decision to stop vaccinating and they didn't agree or respect that decision it was time for a change. I found a non-vaxing or delayed vaxing friendly Dr (these are VERY hard to find) about an hour and 15 mins away. She also will treat naturally first before jumping to prescribe antibiotics or other meds. Since we live out of town thats a drive but we have to drive everywhere we need to get so its not too bad. Today we saw the nurse practitioner and I actually liked her better than the actual Dr. So, I wont mind seeing either one of them which is a good thing since its pretty hard to get an appt at this place. (But still worth it since she lets you make your own decision on your childs health without making you feel guilty if you choose something thats might not be the "norm")
Enough about the Dr aren't you dying to know Owen's stats??! ;) hehe Well our big boy just keeps getting bigger! LOL He weighed in at a whopping 12 lbs 4 oz and 23 inches. So, hes gained just 5 ounces shy of 2 lbs and grown an a month! Actually hes gained 2 full lbs since they lose some weight after birth, which he did. Hes in the 98% for weight and the 92% for height. But, if you've known any of our other ones as babies you know we make fat babies. I guess I should say my milk grows fat babies, lol. Our old pedi once said to me (when I was nursing Audrey) "Man Lindsay you dont make milk you make cream! You could nourish an entire 3rd world country!" LOL I thought that was pretty funny!
Whats funny about having such fat babies is around 2 or so they start to thin right out and become a normal weight kid. Elisa didnt pull such big numbers. But...we knew she wouldnt. Shes pretty little for her age. She came in at 2% for height. Apparently shes gets to be short like me...and my mom, lol. We keep telling her shes gonna be just like us and to be prepared for Ava to be taller. Which we're pretty sure is gonna happen. On the other hand, I think Audrey may be even littler than Elisa!
So, there ya have it. The big (har har) news about Owen at 1 month.


Tessa said...
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Tessa said...

I deleted my previous comment b/c I misspelled a word (apparently my coffee hasn't started working yet:(

Glad to read that everything is going well. Isn't breastfeeding the greatest...

Joy Howse said...

Glad to hear that you found a doctor that is on the same page as you. That is invaluable! WTG Owen and mommy on the weight gain. :) It is so hard to believe that he is already a month old.