JD had his 9 month ‘Well Check’ today. Time sure flys. After all the measuring and weighing we got to know the fun statistics. JD’s height and head are both in the 95% for his age group. That was on the normal charts, not the preemie charts (yay!). His weight however is only in the 15-20% for his age. Apparently he is too thin. I told the doctor all that I feed him. His weight has gone up and down the last few months. I have been instruced to add another bottle of formula, more fruit, protien, and crackers/cookies. He says I’m feeding him the right ammounts for a typical baby but JD must just need more. Starting next month I am supposed to also start adding some Vitamin D milk to see if it’ll help. I am starting to wonder if he is my kid. I’ve NEVER had to worry about this. I was born 10 pounds and just grew from there.
Besides the weight we have found out he’s allergic to laundry detergent and fabric softner so I’m trying the kind with no dyes or frangrences. His Eczema is also worse so I went and got a body wash and cream that is supposed to help.
You would never guess that my skinny kid has allergies or other problems however. He is SO happy. They had to prick his toe twice to run some blood work and I just held him reading a book. He didn’t even flinch or pay attention to the nurse when she was squeezing his toe. The only time he fussed was during his flu shot.