Josh had his 2 month check-up at BMC this week. I was guessing about 8 1/2 pounds, but he surprised us all by tipping the scales at 9 pounds, 11 ounces! No wonder those newborn sized diapers just aren't cutting it anymore. He's already the 10th percentile in weight and about the same in height at 21 1/2 inches. For those keeping score, that's 4 1/2 pounds gained and 3 inches grown in 2 months. As a true Maxwell, his head is bigger - 20th percentile.
We decided to keep Josh on his reflux meds at least until his 4 month check-up. I like our doctor's theory not to mess with what's working during these challenging newborn months. While Josh's tummy isn't as bad as Owen's (hallelujah!), he still clearly has refulx - just not the kind that's covering us all with baby vomit. Few. We also did a little "tomato experiment" yesterday and determined that eating tomato sauce really does make his (and my) tummy worse. Since we never found a trigger food for Owen, it's kind of a relief to know that avoiding that one food (as pervasive as it is in our diet) is something I can do to keep this guy smiling.
The bad news from the doctor is that Josh seems to have a hernia in his boy parts. It's somewhat common, not painful, and no big deal.... BUT... it will require surgery to fix. Oy! This will be a completely new experience for our family, as neither Scott or I has ever had a broken bone or medical procedure beyond the stitches I got when Owen was born. We're pretty much expecting a trip to Urgent Care for our dare devil 2-year-old this year, but how can the littlest person in our family be the first one to go under the knife?
We have a consult with the doctor on January 11. We'll find out at that appointment whether Josh needs surgery soon or can wait a few months. I'm hoping we can wait a while, so Josh will be bigger and I will be more ready to hand him over for the procedure!
Otherwise, he's a healthy, growing boy! The best kind.