That is my explanation for Charlie's amazing weight gain this week! At his pediatrician appointment this morning he clocked in at 11 pounds 13 ounces! That is up 13 ounces from last week when the nurse came here to weigh him! Needless to say, we thought we were going to having a conversation about what we needed to do differently to bring his weight up, but we are just going to keep following what we have been doing for now! Also, his bili number is down over 2 points to 5.5 now. His liver enzymes are still somewhat elevated, but nothing too extraordinary. He also had his second rotavirus vaccine - which is by mouth and he loves just sucking it down! So, Charlie is doing great!
Today is his 4 month birthday and he is getting so strong! He loves to stand on your lap and he really supports himself with his legs. We tried to use his Baby Einstein bouncer from Aunt Joan and Uncle Joe, but he doesn't quite fill it out enough to keep himself upright. We might try rigging something up to help support him because he does love using his legs! He is also really into grabbing onto things and putting everything in his mouth. He loves the new teddy bear blankie that Aunt Dee gave him this weekend and his crinkly book that I think came from the DeHay family. The Olmsteads had a check up with Dr Ratner yesterday and stopped for a visit afterwards. Baby K and Charlie spent a little time cuddling up together on the couch and seemed quite content!
I can see everything so well from up here! This is great!
Mmmm... this blankie is delicious! Good thing mommy washed it first!
All this playing has really tired me out!
Charlie: Why are our parents so weird?
Kayla: Smile?? Their expectations for us are far too high!!