Wednesday, February 13, 2008

My little Peyton

Well, I had a WIC appointment for Peyton today because his weight gain had slowed down in December. Didn't alarm me then because he had started to scoot and move a lot more. Of course he would be burning more calories. After two months he has dropped a full pound. If you know anything about my other boys they were always 90th + percentile in everything. Peyton was 9 lbs 11.5 oz at birth (95th percentile). Today he weighed in at 16 lbs 4 oz and is in the 10th percentile. So, tomorrow we will be going into our doctor around 2:45 to see what he says. I have never had a child so small. No wonder I can still pack him and my back and arms don't hurt. And if you have seen this kid eat you would never suspect that he was losing weight. UGH... I just don't know what to do.

I just love this picture. Taken at five months Peyton fell over because Michael was making him laugh.


LVS G'MA said...

you will deal whatever comes your way
you always have
i'm just glad you were able to get an appointment so soon
as i'm sure it is nothing to worry about
but we all will worry about it until we've been told by dr what it is and that it's nothing to worry about
so smile and enjoy pj's smile as he always has one
call me tomorrow as soon as you are out of dr's

Isa's mama said...

I think it is important to remember (however hard it may be) that Peyton is his own person. He may have been big at birth, but that doesn't necessarily set his percentile for life. Babies often loose a little weight and then snuggle into their own little pattern. Peyton is VERY different than his brothers. He has always (aside from birth) been smaller. And, don't forget to mention to the doctor how sick he was in early/mid January, as he could hardly breath, and therefore probably wasn't taking in as much food. And, you are right, he is on the go, so he should have lost a little weight.
If you are really concerned, and yearning for those backaches, there are some ways to bulk him up:
- avacados
- black beans
- olives
- whole fat yogurt (ask your doctor if he can start as it is a dairy product)
- supplementing with formula
- and when he starts on whole milk, mix it with the formula (that is a HUGE calorie boost)
Unfortunately, all those healthy fruits and veggies we are suppossed to start them on don't help them gain weight.
Isa's favorite was black beans, avacados, and some juice from a can of stewed tomatoes mixed in (and it is pretty tasty on chips for the mama too).
Kids go through ups and downs with their weight. Miss Isa just lost over a pound, and now her diapers leak again through the legs holes...
Never ending battles and worry, I tell ya...