My Little Peanut

EH had his one month check-up today, and he's still a tiny peanut!  He weighs 7 pounds 15 ounces, which is a full pound up from his visit with the lactation consultant a little over 2 weeks ago.  However, he's only in the 8th percentile for weight based on his age.   He's earned the nickname that everyone has seemed to adopt - Peanut.

His favorite two fingers to suck on!

But it's actually not that big of a deal.  After all, he was born 2 weeks early, so other babies his age had two extra weeks in utero to grow.  If EH had been born on his due date it's likely that he would have been a solid pound or more bigger.  Additionally, I told the doctor about my clogged duct and he said that that definitely can impact a baby's weight gain but that it was good that I kept nursing. 

So, they're not concerned at all, since he is growing and still eating good.  The bad news for me is that I need to still keep him on a eating-every-3-hours schedule during the day, whereas if he was bigger they would let me back off of that.  It's not a big deal though - I'm still at home so I can dedicate the vast majority of my time to feeding him, so I'll just keep doing that. 

He grew 1.5 inches since his last visit and is now a long 21.5 inches! He's in the 46th percentile for height and and 45th percentile for his head circumference.  So, overall, he's a perfectly average baby and we just need him to keep on growing!


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