Thursday, February 17, 2011

Elliot goes to the doctor


Elliot went to the doctor today.
He weighs 9 lbs 9 oz and is 21" long!
HOLY COW! He's definitely growing!
Still only the 4th percentile for weight and 3rd percentile for height. Oh well. He'll catch up eventually!
He also had to get three shots today. I think it might've been harder on me than it was on him- my eyes welled up with tears and a few slipped out after Elliot had already stopped crying. I just felt so bad for him having to get more shots after all he's already had done to him in the hospital. Poor little guy.
According to his doctor, Elliot is currently right on track developmentally for his age. He is doing all the things they like to see- following things with his eyes, looking around, clenching and unclenching his fists, reaching for things, kicking his legs, etc. At 6, 12, 18, and 24 months, though, he'll have to see a specialist to make sure he isn't falling behind developmentally. Many NICU babies end up behind their peers.
So far, though, all looks good!
I did ask how much he should be eating. He said "most" two-month-old babies are eating 4-6 ounces every 4-6 hours. Well, since Elliot is eating 2 ounces every 2 hours, he's still getting enough food. I'm still hoping that someday he will be able to take more at a time, though, so we can both get some more sleep!


  1. Don't worry about that. Alyson is barely eating 4-6 ounces at a time now and she is almost 6 months (but that's probably because she is eating solids too). But still when she was 2 months she was only eating about 2 ounces so I'm sure he is fine.

    He is such a cutie though!! Lol I love that little smirk! :)

    The Sweetest Life

  2. My 2-month old son is eating 3-4 ounces at every feeding and still only sleeping 3 hours or so at night. I too am hoping for the day when he sleeps longer through the night. Your son is adorable, such big eyes! :)

  3. I'm glad you asked about the food amount because I was wondering the same thing. Truitt is eating every 2 hours so I was thinking (and going to do a blog entry about it!) that he must be only eating an ounce or two at a time!

    Glad Elliot is doing so well and as always, LOVING the diaper!

  4. Wow - way to go, Elliot! Gain that weight! :)

  5. What a handsome little man. Its great to hear he is right on track.

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  7. He looks so adorable i his diapers and getting so big. Good job Mama!

  8. yay he is getting so big!

    im doing a fun link up, you should stop by & post about your diaper bag! :)

  9. Hello, i have been reading your blog for a while but i haven't commented... that i can remember...

    baby's make you loose your memory i swear.

    anywho i just wanted to say that Elliot is adorable. I bet you are so proud of having such a strong lil boy.


  10. So glad Elliot is doing so well!


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