Well Baby

Yesterday was Gunnar's 4 month well baby check up. He weighed in at 9 lbs 13 oz (that's a weight gain of only 5 ounces in 2 months!), 23 3/4 inches, and his head circumference was 16 1/4 inches. As far as percentiles go, he's not even on the chart for weight, 10th for height, and 24th for his head. The doctor isn't concerned about his weight gain because it could be due to after effects from him having Pertussis. Also, he's still growing and is meeting his milestones which is the most important thing. While listening to his heart, the doctor did hear a murmur that neither he nor the doctors at the hospital had heard before. According to him, he's 99% sure that it's an innocent one, meaning it's not harmful and there's nothing to worry about. However, there's still that 1% and so Gunnar will have to go see a cardiologist to get some tests done to check it out and see if it's innocent or not. *Please please pray that it's nothing!* If we find out that it is of concern, then that could very well be the reason he's not putting on weight very well, despite his healthy eating habits. He's perfectly healthy otherwise and very alert! The second round of Hib and DTaP vaccines went a lot better than the last time. He cried of course but in a matter of minutes he was out like a light (thanks to Tylenol and the fact that it was nap time). Throughout the whole day he was as calm as can be which I loved! No pain at the injection sites, no fussing, and no extra sleepiness. He was worn out though from such an exhausting day and he slept wonderfully at night! I couldn't have asked for a better baby last night especially since the heck we've been going through with him waking up a ton and not going back to sleep. I'm just hoping and praying that he will sleep as he did last night (woke up at 2, ate, went back to sleep then woke up at 6 to eat, then back to sleep) and that it'll only progress from there. Ultimately, I need to get him back to sleeping through the night (8-5) like he was before!


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