Nate’s One Week Checkup

On Tuesday we took Nate to the pediatrician for his first ever checkup. We took the other 3 boys along just for the fun of it. Of course we took along our trusty Gameboys for our older two.

Ben was quite content in his stroller. I think he was glad not to be the one being poked and prodded for a change!

Nate is doing well. He had lost some weight (normal for a newborn), and was mildly jaundiced, but otherwise his doctor had no concerns.

After the doctor visit, we went to Target and then had lunch at Fudrucker’s.

I think I overdid it that day because since then I’ve been too sore to do much of anything.

We took Nate back in to the doc yesterday to be weighed again, and unfortunately he gained only 1/2 ounce when he is supposed to gain about an ounce a day. So we are being more diligent with Nate’s feeds (he has a tendency to fall asleep 5 minutes into feeding sessions), and supplementing him with (a little) formula, and he’ll be back in for a weight check on Monday. I hope he starts gaining soon!

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10 Responses to “Nate’s One Week Checkup”

  1. Heidi Says:

    That diaper looks really big on Nate! I’m sure his growth will pick up soon. Ben looks cute with his finger in his mouth:) I hope you feel better soon.

  2. lisa leonard Says:

    Sounds like a full day! It’s hard to drive by Target without going in, though! Hugs!!

  3. Maureen Says:

    I’m sure Nate will start gaining weight soon. Hang in there. He looks great!

  4. Rhonda Says:

    Karen,

    I can’t believe you took all the kids to the doc., went to Target, and then to eat. That makes me tired just reading it! Make sure you get your rest and don’t worry Nate will start gaining in no time. I love Ben’s little chunky legs. Have a good evening.

  5. Mom/Grandma Says:

    Ben looks so cute……..

  6. Misty (mason's mom) Says:

    he is just SO CUTE!! what a great pic of him sleeping in his seat! glad that he is doing well… i’m sure those ounces and pounds will start adding up soon!

    all the boys look wonderful!! be careful mommy….don’t be too hard on yourself…i know all too well that there isn’t much that would keep me from a target and a nice lunch!

  7. ariel Says:

    nate is so cute asleep while nothing beats the cuteness of our little ben..he is so adorable awake with his finger in his mouth but the two big boys too is quite content with their toys…

  8. Miss Behaving Says:

    You are so lucky not to live here, the Newborn Police don’t let you out of the house for a month!!

    Your whole family is just gorgeous!

  9. Beth Says:

    Nate is too cute! He’s just too sleepy to eat right now I guess. It’s obvious from the other three that you’re a good mom and you’ll take good care of Nate’s weight gaining. It might be a little frustrating, but it will come.

    We never leave the house without the nintedo DS for the 9 year old. What did parents do before those were invented!? Ben is adorable!

  10. lori Says:

    cool football! we have another toy to motivate the benjiben! wow-and i thought i was active after delivery!


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