Friday, February 27, 2009

Big Boys Make Big Changes!

I misunderstood the normal hemoglobin levels last week; as I said, his level was 7, but normal would be around 10.3, not 23. We must have been talking about something else for a second. Anyway, good news #1 is that his hemoglobin is exactly 10.3 so no more anemia! We will continue with the iron for a few months and reevaluate. He seems to be tolerating it well and in fact, the iron drops and the increased formula mixed in his breastmilk (we're doing half and half now) make him just constipated enough that he's losing less nutrients through stool, in my opinion. He's pooping adequately (2-4 times a day), but not as much as he was before (10-12 times a day). That means he can eat less and gain more weight. Which... brings me to good news #2. He put on 8 ounces in the last 7 days and is now a hefty 5 pounds, 13 ounces!! He's almost up to Kinley's birth weight of 5 pounds, 15 ounces. Now it's ok if he slows down his growth a little bit. We need him to gain at least 10 ounces in the next two weeks combined.

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