Tales from my life as a mom of 2 sons and 2 daughters


Cheli On Friday, February 24, 2006

River's 2 week check up

Well we went for River's 2 week well baby check up... first his stats

He weighs 8 lbs 3 oz which is a 12 oz gain from birth.. he is in 25% for his weight

He is 21 1/4 inches which is 1 1/4 inches bigger than birth... he is in the 75% for height

His head is 14.5 which is the same size his head was at birth.. 50%

His exam went well.. he has to go back next week for an ultrasound because there is a click in his hip.. she said basically it means that his hip comes out of the socket when it's rotated.. the ultrasound will show us if it's sometimes or all the time and how severe.. if it's more severe then a 20 degree he'll either have to wear a brace at night for a while or we'll have to double diaper him. That is going to be scheduled for sometime the beginning of next week and then we'll go to the pediatrican the day after to have her explain the results.

His rash is almost gone but thanks for all the advice.. the doctor said it's just an explained rash.. it actually had a name but I don't rememeber what it is.. she said alot of babies get it the first few months of life and it can last anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks but it doesn't bother them at all. Everything else went great as far as his exam.. my baby is 2 weeks old tomorrow!!!