Tuesday, September 20, 2011

9 month check up

Troy had his 9 month check up last Friday. He's "not wasting away" according to Dr Tripathy, he's growing quite steadily. He weighs 21 lbs 10 1/2oz (66%) and he is 28 1/4 in long (48%). His head is still on the smaller size at 44.4cm (why do they do that measurement in centimeters? doesn't make a whole lot of sense) At his six month check up he was in the 67% for weight and 42% for height, so he's right along the average curve.

Troy only received one shot this month, polio, which he handled very well. We also don't have to schedule any "extra" shot-only appointments between now and 12 months, so its nice to have a few less visits to Carle in the coming months.

Troy can eat pretty much anything now, as long as its a size/consistency he can handle (good to know since we're already kind of doing that...) We talked a little bit about offering solids first at his three meals and then nursing to start cutting down on his milk intake a little. She also reminded us that a 9 hour stretch at night is really pretty good (which we already knew) so not to worry if he's still getting up about 4:30 for a feeding these days. (Though last night he slept 7:30-6:15 straight...way to go Troy!)

Praying for a healthy three months as we go into cold and flu season so we don't have any extra visits to the doc between now and December!

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