Monday, July 11, 2011

My son the lightweight

John Brooks had his 6 month check up today. He’s healthy as a bug developmentally but after all that eating he’s been doing the past 2 months he’s only gained 2 pounds. He’s still below the growth chart curve for weight. You would think coming from me that getting enough fat would not be a problem but alas he needs a bit more. We feed him ‘til it seems like his little belly is going to pop but to no avail. I think its because he wiggles so much all the time – he must have the world’s fastest metabolism. I sure wish JB could share that with his mama! 

His pediatrician told us to add more fat to his diet – girls wouldn’t we all love to be given those instructions! We are supposed to add a teaspoon of EVOO or butter to his veggies/fruits, give him more cereal, and she even told us to puree up some meat and eggs – even pan drippings! She wants him to weigh in at 15 lbs 5 oz in October at his 9 month checkup – so we have a goal!

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