Friday, May 11, 2012

2 Week Check-Up

I can't believe Tyler is 2 weeks old!  Today we had his 2 week check-up with the pediatrician which went well.  I am very happy that he has finally started to gain weight.  He now weighs 8lb 5oz (34%) and was 21.75 inches (83%) long which means he has also grown in length in the last 2 weeks.  The pediatrician was really happy with his growth so we are going to stick with the new formula.  We switched to a formula earlier this week that has some rice starch added in to help reduce spitting up.  He has been eating much better since we switched and spitting up a lot less.  We also talked about Tyler's tongue and palate.  The pediatrician said the general rule is if the baby can stick his tongue out enough to cover the bottom gum then they would not do anything about it.  Tyler is able to stick his tongue out to his lips which means his tongue tie is not severe and doesn't need anything done right now.  As long as his weight gain continues and he is able to feed from a bottle we will just wait and not rush to the ENT.  They will keep a close eye on it because it could thicken and become more constricting as he gets older and that would require something to be done.