Here are Hayden’s latest stats:
- Height: 29.75 inches (50th percentile)
- Weight: 19 lbs, 8 oz (7th percentile :/ )
- Head Circumference: 47 cm (68th percentile)
So in all the areas, he’s falling behind where he’s been his whole life. He’s average height and he’s got an adorably chubby tummy and thighs. I don’t get it. Do other babies look obese?
He also got two shots and a blood draw from his toe. His feet were so cold they had trouble getting enough blood for the hematocrit test, but he came out pretty high: 0.47 blood iron level. (Wikipedia says average adult levels are 0.42 to 0.52; the doctor said it was a little high, but it was okay.)
We’re trying to get him to sleep through the night again. Night one was rough. I went 17 hours without nursing on one side; now I’m horribly sick. I’m thinking the two are connected. Night two (last night) was rough, too, but mostly because I was feverish and nauseated all night. Hayden slept much better last night; he woke up less frequently and cried more quietly and shorter.
It’s a little sad, though, to think that all he wants is his mommy and I could easily go to him. Does he stop crying because he’s tired or because he despairs of ever seeing his loving parents again? He doesn’t seem overly clingy during the day, though, so I don’t think we’re causing psychological damage. I hope not.
I have to keep teling myself that it’s most important for all of us to get a good night’s sleep.