Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sonia at one month

No fun pictures, but good news to report.... Sonia had her one month appointment with the doctor on Monday, and she's doing great! She's 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and the doctor measured her at 21 inches long. I think the doctor was a bit generous in the length measurement, because just 4 weeks ago, the same doctor measured Sonia at 18 1/2 inches. 2 1/2 inches in 4 weeks while gaining less than a pound? I'm not so sure about that! But the newborn clothes do seem to be fitting better and better on our little pork chop.

The only slightly less-than-perfect news is that Sonia still has a bit of jaundice, and at this point, it's probably being caused by the breast milk. That's okay, though-- her biliruben levels are way within the acceptable limits and the benefits of breastfeeding far outweigh the slight yellow tinge Sonia has! So, the doc told me to keep on breastfeeding and that everything will sort itself out.

Also, poor Sosi has a diaper rash that is also a yeast infection. Doh!! It's from the constant pooping-- this baby is pooping all day long, and her skin doesn't have a chance to rest! So, we got a prescription diaper rash cream that is already starting to work magic.

Other than that, Sonia is doing great and the doctor gave her two thumbs up!

Time to go feed the kid....

1 comment:

Dad/Uncle Corey/Corey said...

I'm sorry to hear about the infection, but I am delighted to hear that Sosi is doing so well. I can't wait to meet her!