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    So we're 2 weeks and 2 days old today.. Here's the stats..

    4/10 (Wed - Birth day) he was 6.12
    4/16 (Tuesday - Home appt) he was 6.02
    4/17 (Wednesday - Pedi office) he was 6.02
    4/24 (Wednesday - Pedi office) - he was 6.06

    4/26 (Today) - he was 6.08

    We're up 2 ounces! That's an ounce a day which they seem to be pretty ok with! We do go back on Tuesday for another weight check.. he's still below birth weight and they want him back there sooner than later.

    At the suggestion of the nurse practitioner, DH and I went and bought him some new caps, gloves and socks. She said he burns calories when he has to fight to stay warm so we're going to try to cover as much as possible to keep him from fighting to stay warm.

    On a side note, he's only in the 5th percentile in weight. COMPLETELY opposite from DD who was always in the 75th percentile range for the first year! She was a chunker!
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    That is great that he is gaining!! Just remember he was a bit early, might take a little bit for him to catch up!

    Where do you live again? Is it cold there? It is starting to warm up here in Texas. Do they still need all the clothes (caps, socks, etc) in warm environments? Or is it just bc its cold where you live?
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    That is great that he is gaining!! Just remember he was a bit early, might take a little bit for him to catch up!

    Where do you live again? Is it cold there? It is starting to warm up here in Texas. Do they still need all the clothes (caps, socks, etc) in warm environments? Or is it just bc its cold where you live?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eliann View Post
    That is great that he is gaining!! Just remember he was a bit early, might take a little bit for him to catch up!
    That's what they keep saying in the office.. "He was a late term preemie so it's gonna take him some time and a little bit of effort to get back to his birth weight." They say that every time, no matter who we see! lol..

    Where do you live again? Is it cold there? It is starting to warm up here in Texas. Do they still need all the clothes (caps, socks, etc) in warm environments? Or is it just bc its cold where you live?
    We're in Kansas City (Missouri). It's unseasonably cold, yes. Highs have been in the 40's and 50's. Normally we're in the upper 70's by now! She had mentioned the hats and socks will help him not have to fight as hard to stay warm. We're definitely putting all those blankets to use, too.
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    That's great that he's gaining! Keep it up baby boy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ILoveMyMiniMe View Post
    That's what they keep saying in the office.. "He was a late term preemie so it's gonna take him some time and a little bit of effort to get back to his birth weight." They say that every time, no matter who we see! lol..



    We're in Kansas City (Missouri). It's unseasonably cold, yes. Highs have been in the 40's and 50's. Normally we're in the upper 70's by now! She had mentioned the hats and socks will help him not have to fight as hard to stay warm. We're definitely putting all those blankets to use, too.
    Yeah for weight gain! (I am giggling over your version of "unseasonably cold").

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    So glad he's gaining! Good job Bram, keep it up!!!

    LOL Cristan. Me too. We've had like 3 snowstorms since Reid was born (although in fairness it has been in the 60's for the past two days.)

    Elizabeth - for the first couple of days I was careful about keeping Reid's hat and whatnot on even inside where it is relatively warm. They say to give tiny blnewborns one more light cotton layer than you would wear yourself, so I had him in a onesie and then footie pajamas and a hat. Now that he's a little older I just dress him how I would be comfortable. So if I'm in sweats and a sweat shirt, he's in a warm fleece sleeper. If I'm in short sleeves and light cotton yoga pants, he is in a light cotton sleeper. He only wears the hat now when we go outside and only if its cool/cold. Hope that helps!
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    Thanks Alissa, that helps!

    The weather has been strange all over the country this year. Texas is having these large temp swings which is not characteristic for this time of year. It will be in the 30's-40's in the morning and then like 70'-80's by afternoon. Everyone is sick and none can get better. Sucks.
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    We did the hat for the first few weeks at night because infants cannot control their temps and the head is the biggest area for heat loss they told us. Rylee hated it and literally within minutes would be squirming in the cosleeper to get it off her head lol. Then we would worry it was in there and going to hurt her.

    Adriana do you swaddle tightly? I am just thinking of my kids and their squirming and the amount of calories it probably burns. We use swaddle me sacks and the miracle blanket which we love. A friend has a similar snuggle bunny or something that work so much better than a swaddle blanket. The grunting and fussing kill me so it helps with those sounds all night too
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    Yay for weight gain...an ounce a day sounds good. Keep up the good work mama!
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