Today Xander had his 1 month checkup with Dr. Daly-Wilson. Xander woke up in a great mood and I think it’s because he was well rested. He slept for 5 1/2 hours straight last night! I actually had to wake him up to breastfeed. I put him back to sleep for another 2 1/2 hours before the appointment. So, he got plenty of Zzzzzs. He didn’t cry at all during the measuring or weighing. When the nurse put him on the exam table and started talking to him, he began smiling at her. (Yesterday, in fact, was the first time he smiled AT me.) “Ahh, he smiles at voices now” she remarked. Dr. Daly-Wilson soon came in to exam Xander. He checked out beautifully. His weight is in the 50th percentile and his height is in the 75th. She wants me to start him on vitamins since I’m exclusively breastfeeding and my milk isn’t a great source of vit. D. She gave me tips on how to relieve his congestion, which is apparently a very common thing in newborns. Since his nasal cavity is so little, it can very easily get stopped up. The appointment concluded with a shot in the leg. For the first time during the appointment, he screamed. Poor little guy! As soon as I put him in his car seat, though, he stopped and was ready for a nap.
Here are his stats:
AT BIRTH: he weighed 8lbs, 3ozs & measured 21 inches
WHEN DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL: he weighed 7lbs, 8 ozs
1 MONTH: he weighs 10lbs, 4 ozs & measures 22 3/4 inches