Slowdown on Weight
ACTUAL AGE: 1 DAY SHY OF 1 YEAR
ADJUSTED AGE: 8 MONTHS
WEIGHT: 13 LBS, 7.8 OUNCES
We took Truman to the doctor today to see about some little spots on his hands that had become infected. They diagnosed them as sebaceous cysts, which are basically plugged hair follicles. We've been instructed to clean them with alcohol and otherwise not worry about them.
What was worrisome was his weight at the appointment. His growth rate has slowed to a little less than 1/3 of an ounce a day. Some slowdown is to be expected for all babies as they become more active in the latter half of their first year and as they add less-calorie rich solids to their diet. Nonetheless, it was disappointing.
In good news, as of this morning, he is pulling up from a sitting position onto his knees.