I took Anna for her 6 month checkup today. Developmentally she’s doing well, though we need to work on her sitting. She proved once again to be a happy baby and handled her shots well.
However, we were told today that she hadn’t gained as much weight as they would like. She only gained 7 oz and I guess that’s not enough – it dropped her to 47th percentile, even though her height (27.5”) is at 96th percentile.
We go back in two weeks for a weight check to see if she’s gained weight. Here’s hoping!
Anna is almost exclusively on formula now. After a couple of tough weeks at work and coming home late, I was pumping less and less and nursing less and less. We’re down to one nursing session a day and otherwise Anna is drinking formula.
We did start her on oatmeal a few weeks ago and will now add in regular veggies and fruits and hope that helps too.
I know I shouldn’t worry and I’m not necessarily – but a little bit of me feelings like a Mommy Failure. I know that her poor sleeping of late is due to her being hungry and I do give her bottles in the middle of the night, but I never thought it would result in a weight issue. She *looks* fine to me, so even though she only gained 7 oz, hopefully it’s a non-issue. If she doesn’t gain weight in the next two weeks, we will have to add-in special “fortified” formula and see if that helps.
Otherwise, Anna is doing well. She’s a pretty calm baby, but she has learned how to cry and throw a fit when she’s upset or wants something. The big girls can make her smile and laugh but can also overwhelm her pretty quick, so it’s still a learning process for all of us that way.
Off to get the girlies from daycare… Happy Weekend!