OK- Mommy post. I warned you.
So yesterday was the girls 9 month check up. I took the day off from work- thank heavens…
Weight: 21.2 pounds (75-90th percentile)
Height: 29 inches (90-95th percentile)
Head Circumference: 45 ( 75th-90th percentile)
Worries:Neve has an inverted nipple but the doctor said not to worry. He said it may fix itself over time or she may have to get it fixed down the line.
I was also worried that she often tilts her head more to the right, he said that she will eventually outgrow it
Weight: 21.0 pounds (75-90th percentile)
Height: 28.4 inches (50-75th percentile)
Head Circumference: 42 ( 10th-25th percentile)
So I just plugged in those stats and Soleil’s head seems to be pretty small for her age. Weird. I just thought Neve’s head was huge.
Concerns: The girl hardly poops by herself. She literally poops HUGE rocks. We have to give her laxatives most of the time (poor baby). The Dr. said it was OK and that she will eventually be able to do it by herself.
So apparently I have not been feeding the girls enough solids. They get 2 solids a day in the form of 1 STAGE 2 baby food jars. He wants me to feed them 3 times a day.
He said it start giving them mashed potato’s, eggs, cottage cheese, chicken etc… I worry about choking hazards. So I tried to get over that fear and gave them some mashed potatoes yesterday. They both started to gag! I did wet it for them but it didn’t seem to help. Soleil liked it when we mixed it with some pureed sweet potato, but Neve was not having it. The faces she made were priceless! So any advice on what and how I should introduce thicker foods to them? I mean, they cant eat pureed foods forever. Like their Dr. said- they have teeth for a reason (although soleil still doesn’t have any).
I also find something else that happened very creepy.
So my girls pediatrician was my pediatrician as a child- and I only have good memories of him. When I ask him questions about the girls, he always answers nicely but then looks at the girls and then throws in a remark like- ” Tell your mommy to stop stressing. You are beautiful and healthy, If not- I will take you home and raise you”…. which pisses me off because it’s as if he is dismissing me and my fears and concerns.
And then he said something SO STRANGE. As he was checking my girls he was calling them delicious – but then said to them that they were sexy little girls.
OK- Since when does a pediatrician call 9 month olds sexy? I am going to give him the benefit of the doubt that maybe he didn’t find the right words to say- since english is not his first language (although he has been here since 1970). But you know what they say- you always have to be weary of the people who work with children (esp considering we just found out that my mother’s best friend’s husband has been a child molester for years and is now behind bars). So I am keeping my eye out. If he says those words again, I’m going to tell him I find that very inappropriate. I just think that he is a really great doctor- esp considering he was the head of my hospital’s NICU for many years.
Anyway moving away from weirdness…
I have now lost 7 pounds in a little over 4 weeks (Je.nny). This new program is very exciting and apparently works. I still have about 25 pounds more to go, but at least I know that it’s working!