Tuesday, January 27, 2009

One Month

Sam's one month old today. We celebrated by decking him out in an actual outfit for the second time in his life. Normal it's fuzzy sleepers around here, day or night. And not just for Sam! (I'm only partly kidding. I'd totally wear a snuggie.) Then we went to the doctor for his one-month check-up. Sam weighs 10 pounds 12 ounces and is 23 inches long. 75th percentile for weight, 90th for height. His tiny head was in the 15th percentile. I guess he doesn't take after his gigantic-headed father. ("It's like an orange on a toothpick!" Name that movie.) I compared notes when I got home, and found that Charlotte was almost the exact same size at her one-month: 10 pounds 10 ounces, 23 inches.

My doctor weighed in on the colic/fussiness issue, and pretty much confirmed everything I had read. She also added some interesting information about the maturation of the digestive system that helped me think about all the work poor Sam seems to have to do just to pass gas. But the conclusion is still the same: only time will really cure this issue.

So, let the countdown to 12 weeks begin! (Of course, many of you have been kind enough to suggest that the light at the end of the tunnel might arrive sooner, but I'd rather be pleasantly surprised, so I'll aim for 12 weeks).

Also, I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has taken the time to email me or leave comments with helpful suggestions, things that worked for you, etc. I read and appreciate each and every one, and just knowing how many people have been through this is helpful, too.

More pictures if you click the flickr link to the right, too.


Brouwer Family said...

He is SO adorable! How wonderful that you have some "answers" and goals to work towards in regards to his digestive development. Enjoy returning to normal eating!

Amy Tracy said...

Happy one month, Sam! I love these pictures. Gives me an even better idea of what he looks like. The little man clothes are the best! I would like to make a request to see Sam sporting some little man jeans!

relvalations said...

'So I married an axe murderer'

What do I win?

momdadtig said...

awww......what a sweetie pie....he looks like his sister...........and yet different, too. does that make sense?

Miz Jean said...

Sweet little fussy guy! Our struggles with colic ended between 3 and 4 months of age so yes! the end is in sight!!

I've heard a theory that colic is a very very very early form of teething. But who knows!?

Our evenings were always the roughest times, too. If we lived closer I would totally come and hold your fussy one for a night to give you all a break!

Congrats on being able to eat normal food again!