Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Don't Believe Everything You Read

The last week or so, Truman's been going longer and longer in between when he nurses. I was getting worried that by not eating as frequently, he wasn't eating enough and wasn't growing as quickly as he should.

Today, we had our one month visit at the pediatrician (which was actually at 5 weeks, not 4). I nearly fell over when I saw the weight on the scale: 11 lbs, 1 oz. That means that he's gained OVEr 2 pounds in 3 weeks. The pediatrician said that OF COURSE he's eating well! I must be a good producer and he must be an efficient eater.


And here I had been freaking out because everything I had been reading said that babies at this age shouldn't be going more than 2-3 hours between feeding. He's been eating every 3-4 hours during the day, but sometimes up to 5 and longer at night. Truman's in the 75 percentile for his height, weight and head circumfrence, so he's perfectly healthy and perfectly proportional.

YAY! A healthy baby!


Anonymous Fawn said...

Halia was sleeping 5 to 6 hour stretches within days of being born. I had a few minutes of, "Hmmm, I wonder if she's eating enough?" and then came to my senses. Seriously, as long as you love your baby and are responding to his cues, growth charts are pretty darned superfluous. So relax and enjoy your happy, healthy baby! :D

2/11/2009 10:33 PM  
Blogger Carrie Fairy Thoughts said...

Of course I don't have any children...but I am so happy for you that Truman is so healthy!! That is amazing and awesome...and from my sisters and cousins and friends - I think every mother worries constantly...Welcome to motherhood...

2/13/2009 9:04 AM  

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