Tuesday, October 16

Eva is 6 months

My little Eva turned 6 months old this month, wow, 6 months seems way older then 5 doesn't it!? crazy how fast time flies when your NOT pregnant. :)
  Sneak peek of her Halloween Costume... hahaha... can't wait to put it all together!

I haven't posted anything about my LITTLE Evalyn for awhile... I don't really know why, I could probably list a million different excuses, life is busy, shes my third, but I know she'll want to see it in her future, and I for one love looking back at my posts about my other children. AND shes a girl, girls care more about those things then boy anyway! SO, I better start doing better!

My little Eva, is TINY, she was born tiny and we have all been waiting for her to "catch up" but she isn't.  She was hanging out on the bottom of the growth percentiles at about 1%. yep height, head, and weight.  but her last couple visits she has started tapering off the growth chart and not following her curve as well. :(  She had her well child 6 month check up, she was 11 lbs (with her clothes and diaper on)

ELEVEN lbs at 6 months!

I guess she has doubled her birth weight, and isn't that what normal babies do by this point? I don't know maybe not? I'm no doctor... but...
The doctor was a little concerned about her and wants me to start beefing her up!

We have been trying... we have been under strict orders to give her two solid feedings a day no matter what! and two two once bottles of formula a day, on top of me nursing normally.  WELL, she HATES the bottle, always has, she has NEVER taken a bottle or a pacifier for anyone... so that isn't working, but she has been getting better at her solid feedings and has started to get the hang of it.  It's a SLOW process and I have to be patient and just sit down and know that I can't rush through it, and be patient.  I have to remind my self, shes little, and she is learning. which slowly I've noticed that she has improved.

I don't know if shes gained any weight in the last week or so since her appointment but we are trying.

we have another appointment scheduled for next month, and if she Doesn't gain a significant amount of weight and she doesn't get back up to at least 1% then the doctor said they want to do further testing, blood work and such? she has what he called failure to thrive, and they hope it isn't anything more then the fact that she needs more calories. She could have something that makes it so her body isn't absorbing the calories that she is taking in?

She is still a perfect baby, hardly making a peep, and sleeping like a gem. The doctor also told me I can't let her sleep longer then 8 hours any more... which it's sad to say she would do way more then that every night. I have to wake her up, usually about midnight before I go to bed and feed her an extra feeding and then she will wake up again at about 7ish and I'll feed her again. but she would normally not wake up to eat.

I get mixed emotions about it all the time, some times I say to my self, I hope shes ok, and get my self worked up thinking there could be something wrong. and other days I here people say things over and over that shes fine and shes just tiny.

Shes the happiest baby in the world, most well behaved, so even tempered, smiles all the time!, and is super ticklish  I love her to pieces! her dad and I can NOT get enough of her! her brother literally fight over her, she is well loved in this house!!

I will post more of her soon, and our next appointment is November 8th. (I think) I am anxious to here what he says and what she weighs, I get so nervous for her appointments, something I never experienced with my boys!

I keep having to tell my self every baby is different. I keep trying to compare her to my other two... which is hard, for one they were boys, William was advanced and early with every mile stone he did, he was my first, I worked with him on everything... Lucas was only about a month behind him on everything, but she is not doing everything they were doing at this age, and I need to just stop comparing and let her do things on her own time. but then of course it makes me think maybe she isn't ok?!

OK enough rambling for now! I should have stopped a few paragraphs ago!!! haha! I just love her SOO SOO much! she is such an angle! till next time...



Heather she is darling. hope everything is ok!

Mills Family said...

Love my tiny Eva! She is just proving us all wrong because we all said she was going to be this big Brutus girl! She is secretly a little slit fire like her mom.... We just don't know it yet! Love you sisty bob evalyner!