Weight: 15lbs (27th percentile)
Height: 27" (87th percentile)
So, Ada had her 6 month today. It was actually a little discouraging. I am not saying this because she went down in percentiles, it was discouraging because she lost almost 1 pound since her 4 month check up. I was shocked when I looked at the scale. The nurse told me that Babies can fluctuate, but that seemed like a significant amount. So that was the first thing. After the shock of her weight loss wore off a little, the nurse then told me that Ada still has her dairy allergy which I was certain she had grown out of. And the last thing I was told is that we have to get X-rays on her hip because it does not rotate very well. The Doc said that if they find something, she might have to wear a hip brace. Sniff. When the doc was telling me her concern about the big weight loss, one thing she asked was how much I was feeding Ada. "Well, a little solids in the morning then nursing throughout the day." "Does she stop eating when she is full?" "Ummmm," I said, "She never really gets the chance to stop eating. I just stop feeding her when I think she has eaten enough." "Oh," the doc said, "You need to start feeding her solids 3 times a day, with breast milk/formula and cereal mixed in with the fruits/veggies. AND nurse throughout the day as well."
So basically what I am pretty sure it has come down to is that I have not been feeding Ada even close to what she needs. I felt awful but the doctor assured me that I am not the first mom to have "Deprived" her baby (Unintentionally of course).
When we got home today I fed her a whole Gerber baby pears with oatmeal in it AND another bowl of oatmeal with formula mixed in it. She finally stopped eating halfway through the 3rd bowl. I now know when she is full!!!!
She also got shots today!
BUT, I think we have found (I hope) the solution to her fussiness. We have just had a hungry baby! I would be upset too if my food was taken away from me when I was just getting going. I really did feel bad and hope and pray that is what the problem was. She was very happy all afternoon and took some good naps.
I will keep you all updated on how her X-rays turn out. Please keep Ada in your prayers.
Okay, enough words. Let's end on a happy note.