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!