I guess I forgot to fatten the baby bear up for winter.

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Registered: 09-01-2004
I guess I forgot to fatten the baby bear up for winter.
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Wed, 12-08-2010 - 11:34pm

*sigh* Wyatt had his 6 month check up today. It was just with a nurse and let me say I did NOT like her at all. Wyatt is 16 pounds even and 25 inches long. Small but not bad and he is growing so that is good. But I guess there is some formula that they use to calculate how much weight they should gain between appointments. And Wyatt was something like 0.08 of a pound short of the minimum gain. Most likely not a big deal. I am trying not to freak out because they still have not proven that he has a metabolic disorder. So the nurse tells me that protocol requires her to put in an email to Wyatt's doctor to let him know that Wyatt did not gain enough weight. Then he is suppose to call me some time next week to let me know what if anything he wants to do. I am guessing at most he will have Wyatt come in for an extra weigh in between his 6 month visit and his 9 month visit. But of course my fear is he will go into hyper drive and order a bunch of tests we have probably already run or want to put Wyatt on that really expensive metabolic disorder formula. UGH! I just don't think he needs it. Wyatt has moved up from the 3-6 month clothes to the 6-9 month outfits. I had to buy a bigger snowsuit because the first one I bought won't last the entire winter. He is hitting all of his developmental milestones on time. Wyatt is a happy baby. I am sure he is totally fine. But after everything we have been through it is hard not to worry. So I guess between now and when ever they weigh him again I better find ways to fatten the boy up! Put a little winter weight on the baby bear!

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Registered: 10-25-2008

yuck!! bad nurse! :(

**TRY** not to worry too much. I know you will, but really I would be 99% sure he is fine:) ugh.. i HATE when nurses do that. hope your doctor tells her where to shove that .8 of a lb.

(btw- Piper JUST broke 20 lbs at 18 months! and her doctor says she is fine, just a peanut)

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Registered: 07-05-2005

(((HUGS))) to you, Amy Lynn.

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