Yesterday Desmond has his weight check. He is 5960 g and 63 cm long. No idea where my phone is to convert that to lbs and inches, but I know he's 13 lbs and like 11 oz I think and like 24 inches maybe. Anyway, he is still in the 3% and he has another weight check Sept 11. (sigh)
His dr said he likes how strong Des is and how smiley and happy and that he does have a few fat rolls and stuff, but he discussed it with other pediatricians and they came to the conclusion that if Des doesn't "up his weight" by next appt then there's a good chance they're going to admit his to the hospital to run tests to see why he's "not gaining enough". I almost cried. They wanna take blood and they'd have to put a catheter in and all this other crap because they fear "failure to thrive". I have to make note of everything he eats and how much 3-4 days before his next appt (how long he nurses for, how much baby food he eats, etc) so they can do a calorie count. I'm also bringing in my statistics of what I was as a baby (I was actually smaller than what he is now at his age) and my girls stats as well. I looked and they were all about that size. So I'm really worried and upset that they may do that. I'm trying to see if my husband can get that morning off to come with us in case they do admit him.
I get that they wanna rule things out, but I don't wanna put him through all that BS when it's just most likely gonna be that I produce small kids that end up growing later. I'm all freaked out and worried about it. The dr did suggest giving him baby food more often and maybe that'll help boost his weight some. So I bought a Baby Bullet today (for $20!) so I can start making lots of baby food.
Hopefully they're happy with his weight next appt. Honestly, I thought with him gaining over a pound in the last month they'd be happy, but not good enough. UGH! I'll keep everyone posted on what happens.