4 kids + 1 pediatrician’s appointment + 7 shots = 1 crazy morning! (As evidenced by Jaden’s “wa” face!)
We had Ava’s 2-year well-child check-up (that’s a lot of hyphens!) and Jaden’s 4-month well-child check-up yesterday. Ava is a healthy girl all-around. She’s in the 95th percentile for her height and 75th for her weight.
Our little Jaden is doing great in all areas except his growth. Since his 2-month check-up, he has lost 1.5 pounds. You might remember that Caleb also lost weight as an infant and had to have a sweat test to determine if the weight loss was caused by cystic fibrosis. The tests came back normal, and eventually we got him back on track with his growth.
Right now, we’re just going to nurse Jaden more and supplement with formula and cereal. So far, he doesn’t like either the formula or the cereal. I’m not incredibly thrilled about getting him attached to formula or a bottle, but of course if it keeps him healthy, I’m all for it.
Honestly, he’s an incredibly sweet baby. He sleeps well and is a very happy, alert, strong boy. That’s a big part of the reason I didn’t realize he needed to eat more. Yes, he seemed scrawny to me, but our kiddos are usually skinny. He was so happy, so I didn’t think to feed him more.
So, anyway, I would really appreciate prayers for Jaden (and me!). Pray especially that he will begin to put on some weight, and that I can maintain my sanity at this busy time in my life – with extra nursing and bottle-feeding. I know the Lord always has a plan and will get us through. But your prayers are always much appreciated!
More picture posts to come Friday or later, when our bandwidth resets…I especially want to share pictures of our beautiful new (in-progress) deck!