We had our appointment this morning for a weight check. Buddy now weighs 8 lbs 15 oz, which according to the doctor is 44 ounces in 30 days. She was very happy because he is gaining more than expected. A good weight gain is 1/2-1 ounce per day, and Buddy has done more than that. She showed his chart, and he is really catching up with “his age group.” I asked about comparing him to his developmental age, and she was pleased to tell me that he is in the 50th percentile when we compare him to other 3 week/1 month olds. That is great news.
I talked to her about he is doing less supplemented milk since he is getting the hang of feeding/latching, and she says continue doing what we’ve been doing the last couple of weeks. It feel great to have a good doctor appointment. We go back in a month for his four month check-up (with more shots, I think). It will be weird to not have any doctor appointments (praying he stays healthy) for a month. We are starting to feel a little more “normal” these days… until someone in public asks us how old he is! 🙂

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