Teeny Tiny Truman

This page is all about Truman, born Aug. 8, 2006 to Kara and Ben.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

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.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Jill said...

I am so impressed. I have followed Truam's story from the beginning, as I shared your due date. I can not believe how well he is doing. He is developmentally doing all the same things my 8 month old. He is truly a miracle! Please continue to keep us updated! God bless
Jill

5:34 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

Happy Birthday Truman!!!

10:09 AM  
Blogger Allison said...

Happy Birthday Truman!!!

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Truman!!!

3:51 PM  
Blogger Rob & Katy said...

Truman, you've grown so much! Happy Birthday, handsome!
XO, Katy (and Ty) ivillage

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truman is such a miracle. You and your family are truly blessed.

1:35 PM  
Blogger Kellie said...

I'll be sending you fatten-up vibes. I know how worrying it is when they won't grow. Eli was labeled FTT right around 12m actual (8.5adjusted) and came out of it at 18m actual. Let me know if you need any fattening up tricks...we have used them all!

8:28 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Happy 1st Birthday Truman!!! You remind me so much of my first daughter. She was born at 27 weeks, weighing 1 pound 12 ounces. She only weighed 13 pounds on her first birthday, started crawling right after she turned one, etc. She is now almost 7!!!! Finally hit the 40 pound mark, is VERY smart, and can read amazingly well. I really enjoy reading your blog and especially seeing all the cute pictures! Big ((((HUGS)))) for cute little Truman!

Sarah

10:55 PM  

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