So, Rowan had his 2 month appointment yesterday, and it wasn't so good. Mainly, because he hasn't gained very much weight :/ He weighs 9 lb 2 oz and is 22 1/4 inch long, and that's up from 8 lbs 4 oz and 21 1/4 inches 1 month ago. He was 6 lbs 13 oz and 19 inches when he was born- so he started off gaining well, but for some reason in the last month its dropped off. He dropped to the 4th percentile. He's been EBF on demand, so of course I feel like a failure. I'm doing everything the same as I did with Kieran, but Kieran grew like a weed as a baby so I don't know what is going on with Rowan. Part of it might just be that Rowan is going to be smaller than Kieran- Kieran was bigger at birth and has always been in higher percentiles for everything and I think he gets that from his dad because DH is tall. I am petite and Rowan seems to have gotten more traits from me. But, I'm still worried about his slow weight gain and the doctor was concerned too. I'm thinking supply issues right now- I started worrying about my milk supply when he started sleeping longer stretches at night- he sometimes goes 6-8 hours. He's only done 8 hours a handful of times though and usually wakes up at least once. I have always read/been told that it is fine to let them sleep long stretches as long as they are gaining well, and as of a month ago he was. But I think maybe my milk supply can't handle it, so I'm doing all I can now to help increase it including getting into contact with an LC.
In addition to finding out about his weight, the doctor we got was a total **** bag!! He was not the doctor we usually see at this practice; I think he's new, I've never seen him there before. I don't know why we didn't get our usual doc because she was there. Anyway, everything about this guy creeped me out. From the moment he walked in the room my hair stood on end, I can't explain it and I might be overreacting, but he really gave me chills and I did not want him touching my baby. He was also an asshole. The first thing he does when he walks into the room is question/lecture me for at least 5 minutes about delaying the hep b vaccine. His whole tone of voice was very condescending and patronizing. He told me that I had to sign a form because we're not getting it yet and that it creates unnecessary paperwork for him, in addition he told me to not listen to "kooky websites." We didn't get the hep b vax at birth because they don't do it at the birth center, and then I just decided to hold off on it because it would be one less thing to put into his system right now, and he's really not at high risk for it or anything. I didn't feel like explaining myself to this guy though so I just nodded. I've also already talked to "our" doctor about it and she said it was fine and that we could even do a delayed vax schedule if we wanted. Then the whole time he kept making little snide comments, regarding Rowan's weight he said that I should have been waking him up every 4 hours at night and that they should have told me that in the hospital... etc etc. ALSO, he came dangerously close to pulling back Rowan's foreskin (he is not circ'd)! I don't even know why he was poking around in there, and I had my mouth open to say something but he stopped so thankfully he didn't try to actually pull it back (it didn't bother Rowan either) but OMG. I am making sure to request from now on to only see our regular doc!!