I can't believe it's been a month already! If there is one thing that I remember about your big sister being born, it's that it is crazy how fast time goes by! You are doing amazing, and besides a little teeny concern about your weight gain, you are completely healthy!
After you were born we had your first checkup with your pediatrician, who is amazing. He was concerned that you hadn't gained enough and there was a screening that came back inconclusive for a vitamin from your hospital stay. So, we had to go draw some more blood, and you were a trooper! You barely cried at all. Luckily, at your last appointment the doctor said that your screen came back normal and you don't have a vitamin deficiency, which is definitely apparent lately with how much you have been eating!!
When you were born you weighed 6lbs 14oz. At your first appointment you weighed 6lbs 4.5oz. Two weeks later you weighed 6 lbs 9oz. At your "one month" appointment, you weighed 8lbs 1oz.
You were 19 1/2 inches when you were born. At your first appointment you were 19 3/4 inches long. We haven't measured you since then, but I wouldn't be surprised if you are already longer!
When you came home from the hospital you were drinking approximately 3 oz of formula at a time, every four hours. Now, you are drinking 4-5 oz at a time, and you are eating about every three hours! You are a little piggypants, and you snort just like one! It is so cute! And you are just like your sister in that you do not like to burp! You will finish a whole bottle and never burp! I find that just crazy!
You are currently wearing newborn and 0-3 month onsies and sleepers and newborn diapers. We will probably be moving you to size 1s this month! You are growing so quickly!
Other than your vitamin thing, you just have a little bit of congestion in your nose, much like your sister did when she was little. I think you also may be having some trouble swallowing all of your bottle because it seems to get worse for a little bit after you eat. The doctor doesn't seem to be concerned, however, so we are not worried about it!
Momma and Daddy love you like crazy, and sister does too! We are enjoying your snuggles so much!
Grow big and strong little buddy,