Monday, May 12, 2014

1 month

At his 1 month (which was really 5 weeks) doctor appointment Kolter was:

Weight: 8 lbs. 3 oz. (3%)
Height: 20.75 in. (6%)
Head Circumference: 14.5 in. (20%)

He is on the small side but he is growing well. He has the skinniest arms and legs with long skinny fingers.

On the eve of his 1 month birthday he slept a 6 hour stretch. And he has continued to sleep 5 to 6 hour stretches twice a night.

He is a pacifier baby and just like his brother he believes the Avent brand is far superior to all others
Kolter often has a serious brow furrow complete with forehead wrinkles, he may be my deep thinker.

He hiccups after every meal. I should have suspected this since he had hiccups all the time in utero. They don't seem to bother him, but his is our hiccup baby. At first he didn't spit up much, but since contracting a cold from me he has started spitting up more frequently (at least once a feeding). Hopefully that will subside when his congestion ends.

Since day 1 Kolter has winked at us. He can easily wink with both eyes. This astounds me because I can't wink and neither of our other children have demonstrated a winking ability.

Currently Kolter's eyes are a light gray. They do show hints of blue when he is wearing blue, but they are mostly gray now and will probably continue to change. I'm still betting on them being dark brown like his brothers.

He developed a clogged tear duct at 2 weeks old, but it was all cleared up by 4 weeks.

Kolter suffers from severely dry skin all over. He is constantly flaking.

He has great head control. He no longer bobs around. And while it's not his favorite thing to do he will tolerate tummy time.

The majority of nights he has a fussy time between 7:30 and 8:30 pm. It is most certainly a gas issue. Thankfully it is not every night.

He nurses 7 to 8 times a day typically going 3 hour stretches during the day, then cluster feeding in the evening and sleeping 5-6 hour stretches at night. We are down to 1 feeding a night as of his 1 month birthday.

And look at that picture above, I know it's blurry, but I had to include it because you can see his dimples (well at least 1 of them). I truly think he is going to look like a mini-Kyle and that dimple just further solidifies my suspicions. Oh, how I love those dimples.

Kolter has big, bright eyes that also remind me of his father.

Kolter is developing well, but the doctor did mention one concern. The doctor diagnosed him with Peripheral Pulmonary Stenosis (i.e. heart murmur). According to the pediatrician this is a common heart murmur especially in small children with high metabolism (see the stats above, Kolter certainly falls in that category) and not a huge concern. He should outgrow the heart murmur as he grows and his veins enlarge. At this point it is simply a condition the doctor will keep an eye on in the coming years.

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