Friday, July 30, 2010

One lean (not so mean) machine

On Tuesday Oliver had his 6 week checkup. Let's get straight to the stats.
10 lbs. 5 oz. = 38th % in weight
23 in. = 75th % in height
14.7 in. = 14% in head circumference (The small head trend continues.)

So, now that O is over 10 lbs. we are told he should be sleeping longer at night. That must not just be a wives' tale, because he has slept for 5 + hours a few times in the past week! Hooray!

One other note on the doctor:  She gave Oliver a prescription for some baby Zantac, as we think he may have some acid reflux going on. A cute baby he is, but a happy one, well, not so much all of the time. We have everything crossed that one can cross that he will feel better and more content very, very, very soon! I would like to retire the nickname "Spit Up King".

Here are some Week 7-ish pics. Oliver loves his ocean-themed activity mat. He is quite the exerciser, kicking his legs and swinging his arms for close to an hour at a time!


  1. Emma had bad reflux. The medicine helped but it wasn't until I stopped eating dairy products that she got totally better and turned into a very happy baby. If the medicine doesn't totally do the trick, and you are still nursing, you might cut out the dairy from your diet and see how he does. He is a cutie! I wish I could see you guys this weekend but I'll be out of town. :( Miss you! -

  2. Ooh, you are the second person who has said that. I will have to look into it. Although, how did you live without cheese???

  3. It was hard but I found dairy free bread, ice cream and chocolate at the health food store - I may not have survived without the ice cream!