Friday, March 27, 2009

2 Week Checkup

Caroline was on her best behavior today. She weighed 7 pounds and 4 ounces. She is now 19 3/4 inches long. She has lost the "black thing that is going to make her pretty belly button" (as Austin Kieff tells all of us). Dr. Block said she is a lot like her big brother... a very calm baby (barely whimpers when her heal is stuck or when she is examined), extremely sensitive skin, and most likely allergies to boot. She did not like Dr. Block listening to breath via her back, but she did great with the rest of the exam. Her oxygen levels were great. They did decrease while nursing, but not enough to be of concern. So, I don't have to worry about her "blue mustache" as Austin Kieff calls it (she turns blue around her mouth when nursing and when she gets mad).

One more ounce and she will be at her birth weight. I will continue supplementing until she surpasses her birth weight. We were hoping to be several ounces over by today, but we are glad she is right at the mark! Also her weight is great for her height which is also a good thing. Dr. Block just wants to see her above her birth weight. The only negative result of our visit was confirmation that both of Caroline's tear ducts are blocked. This really isn't a problem, we just have to keep her eyes cleaned and massage her tear ducts several times a day. The ducts could be open by the next appointment or it may take several months. If they are not open by 12 months then a procedure is performed to open the ducts. I don't think this will be necessary...or at least I hope it will not be necessary!! Either way, it is a simple procedure :).

For those of you wondering, she goes for a follow-up with her cardiologist on May 27th. Also, we are still looking for temporary childcare if you have any suggestions!!

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