Friday, March 7, 2014

Craft: One Month Stats

Happy Friday, friends!

The weather here is rainy, cold and disgusting.  We've been promised warmer temperatures starting tomorrow and lasting for a few days, and I am so excited I can't stand it.  I may just set up a tent and camp outside.  Craft and I went to pick L up from preschool earlier today and I am sure I looked like a hot mess and provided other parents some entertainment trying to wrestle myself + an infant in a stroller + a two-year-old with all of her belongings (attitude included) + an enormous umbrella in an attempt to keep us all dry out of daycare and into the car.   By the time I finally got myself into the car (cold and soaking wet,  might I add) I felt the need for a serious drink or four.  Anyway, I digress.

We took Craft to see Dr. V this morning for his official one-month checkup.  

Waiting to see Dr. V.  Look at those arm rolls!!!  And boobies hehehe.
I think it's safe to say that homeboy is the definition of chunk!  Dr. V came in the room and said, "I  mean, really.  We need to have a serious talk about this child's failure to thrive.  What are you, producing straight chocolate milk?"  

Craft's official one-month stats are as follows:  

Height: 22 1/4" (75%)
Weight: 13 lbs 8.5 oz (> 97%)
Head: 15 3/4 (85%)

Did you see that weight?!?!?!  Let me show it to you another way.  These are the growth charts, which they printed for us because they got a kick out of them:

Do you spy the dot that is Craft?

Just LOL.
So, yeah, I think it's safe to say that my sweet, big boy is nursing well.  :-)  Dr. V is not concerned in the least - L was not quite as hefty as Craft is, but I remember that she was gaining pretty quickly at this point as well and she turned out just fine (except for the aforementioned 2-year-old attitude, Lord help us!).  

Re: sleeping, Dr. V said that to be one month old and as big as C is, I should be ecstatic that he's giving us a 4-5 hour stretch every night and that it's still normal for him to want to eat every 2-ish hours for the remainder of the day.  Her actual response when I asked whether we should be concerned about his weight was, "What are you gonna do, not feed him?"  Hilarious.  She asked if I've been famished, which is also hilarious because I just told Dan this morning I feel like a bottomless pit, I eat all of the time.  Dr. V said she bets I am burning at LEAST 600 calories/day just feeding Craft (not including pumping), so that was consistent with her expectations.  We told her how Craft gags when you try to put basically anything in his mouth other than the boob (bottle, finger, paci) and she laughed and said she bets he'll be one of those babies that starts on solids at 4-months but won't eat them because he's so gaggy.  Somehow based on his size and how much he likes to eat, I doubt that.  :-)  But I guess we'll see!

The only other funny thing she told us was in relation to us telling her how noisy Craft is.  Seriously y'all, I've never heard anything like it.  He does this squeaking thing when he nurses, and he squawks all of the time and grunts and just breathes loudly in general - it's pretty funny.  Anyway, Dr. V said she wouldn't have told us this if we were first time parents, but that Craft has what she and another doctor in the practice refer to as "TFTB" aka "too fat to breathe."  It's SO TRUE, he sounds like a little bulldog!  I'll try to get a video of this phenomenon at some point because it's kind of loud cute.

Otherwise, the appointment was pretty uneventful.  She checked him out and confirmed for us that all is well, we had a few questions and then he got a shot.  Sad face.

Thunder thighs!  And shot bandaid.  :-(

Happy that the "shots" part of the day is over.
Not too much else to report here, just wanted to drop in really quickly and give an update for the sake of documentation.  I'll leave you with some sweetness from my babies yesterday:

Lilly: "Mommy, I want Craft to lay with me."  

L looks happier about this situation than C does!
Hope your weekend is wonderful!  We have some exciting things coming up on my little blog, so be sure to stay tuned and I promise to try to get back to posting more consistently.  

Sarah

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